Work With Gráinne

Why trust me with your precious writing?

My name is Gráinne O’Brien (she/her), and I have spent the last decade working as an operations manager and bookseller. I spent ten years working as the children’s buyer of O’Mahony’s Booksellers before last year moving to join the team at Kenny’s Bookshop and Art Gallery.

To put it directly, I know what sells  books. I have worked with some of the most successful sales reps and authors in Ireland and the U.K. I am also one of the founding members and serve as creative director of Silver Apples Magazine.

Aside from my professional work, I hold an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick and am currently going through the submissions process for my own adult novel. I am an active member of the well known writers’ group Writepace.

I have worked hard to ensure that I have experience in every stage of the publication process, from drafting to selling the book that is on the shelf. I want to guide other writers through a process that I know, from first hand experience, is daunting and overwhelming.

My first book, A Limerick Fairytale was published by The O’Brien Press in May 2023 and debuted as a best seller. I've spent the last decade of my life sharing my love of books and reading with children. This book is inspired by them.

I write, read submissions, edit, market and sell published work. I know every step of the process.

There is nothing in the world that I understand better than  literature and bookselling and I want to share that knowledge with as many aspiring  authors as possible.

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