Grace Jolliffe was born in Liverpool but now lives on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Her fast-paced crime thriller, Piggy Monk Square, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, optioned for film by Willy Russell, and broadcast on Ireland’s RTE Radio One.

She used to teach script-writing and creative-writing and has also written and produced documentaries and short films for Television and Film Festivals

She now focuses full time on writing novels and When The Sun Shines, The Sunshine Girl, Sweet Little Things and Tell Me Magic Lies are currently available on Amazon.

She has recently completed another novel in her Liverpool series and Kindness and Strangers will be available shortly.


Historical Fiction
Humor & Entertainment
Other (Fiction)
Women's Fiction

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Tell Me Magic Lies

Tell Me Magic Lies is a short funny, nostalgic and heartbreaking Christmas story.
Someone’s got to make Christmas happen. 
Josie's heart breaks when she thinks about Frankie.
Her best friend’s family is going hungry because Frankie’s dad forgot all about them - the day he left home.

Frankie’s little brothers don’t believe in Santa any more. How can they when they can barely believe in food?
Josie desperately wants to bring the magic back but can a proud family celebrate Christmas with no money coming in? 

She’s determined to do whatever it takes to help but Josie doesn’t have much herself, and she can’t do it on her own.

An unlikely stranger might make things change, but then again he could make things worse.

Can Josie bring Christmas back to the family that Santa forgot?


Sweet Little Things

A shocking event takes the love of her life away.

Pat’s too shy to start again.

Years pass, and she’s all alone.

Then someone new moves next door.

A young girl cast out by her family because of her mixed-race son. Mildie’s lonely too and her life is a struggle to survive.

A new friendship could change both their lives. But a misunderstanding builds a wall between them and to break it down Pat must face the fears of a lifetime.

A nostalgic, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look back at gritty 1970s Liverpool.

Grace Jolliffe is the award-winning author of:
When The Sun Shines
The Sunshine Girl
Tell Me Magic Lies
Piggy Monk Square.


When The Sun Shines

A fun and gritty story of hope, love and survival.

Don't we all have secrets?

Her family accept the poverty of 1970s Liverpool because they've known worse. Josie tries to do the same but desperately wants more.

To console herself she does something she knows will bring trouble but what else has she got?

It's not as if she wants that much.

A house with a garden, even a bathroom would be nice, but she’d settle for a room of her own.

She's told she’s lucky to have a job but does she have to be so grateful when her horrible boss gets nastier every day?

For now, there’s no way out.

Then she meets Mick. He seems to offer more, though her friends say not to trust him.

But what do they know?

Grace Jolliffe is the award-winning author of The Sunshine Girl and Piggy Monk Square.