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Grace Tierney

Agent: none
Dublin, Ireland


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Grace Tierney is a freelance writer, survey-fieldworker, and mum living in rural Ireland. Her work in fiction and non-fiction has been published internationally in magazines (Prima, The Dubliner, Food and Wine, Gardener’s World, The People’s Friend), anthologies, online media, and even on coffee tins. She believes in looking on the bright side and has published three books for writers “Positive Thoughts for Writers” (help for the writer’s soul every day of the year) and "The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Fiction Contests", "The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Nonfiction Contests" (all available at Grace is currently writing the remaining books in this series about writing contests - based on her long-running column at Writer Online and working on her second chicklit novel. For more information about Grace’s work see

Interests: reading, organic gardening, cooking, travel, walking, crafts - particularly wire and bead jewellery-making, crochet, and dressmaking.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • "The Contest Expert's Guide to Fiction Contests
  • Positive Thoughts for Writers
  • The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Nonfiction Contests