Cecelia Ahern (Irish: Cecelia Ní hEachthairn, born September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish novelist, since 2004. In addition to publishing several novels, she has also contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies, for which all her royalties go to charity, and she is currently a producer for the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate. Her writings can be compared to the work of Jessica Adams, Susie Boyt and Jenny Colgan.
Born Cecelia Ahern on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland, she is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife.
In 2000, she was part of the Irish pop group Shimma, who finished third in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Before starting her her writing and producing career, she obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin.
On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin.
She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland.
In 2002, when Cecelia Ahern was twenty-one, she wrote her first novel, PS, I Love You. Published in 2004, it was the number 1 bestseller in Ireland (for 19 weeks), the United Kingdom, U.S., Germany and Holland. It is sold in over forty countries. The book was adapted as a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. It was released in the USA on December 21, 2007. The work has stirred up some controversy for its close similarity to a 1997 Korean film entitled "The Letter" (??), starring Choi Jin-shil and Park Shin-yang.
Her second book, Where Rainbows End (U.S. Love, Rosie), also reached number 1 in Ireland and the UK, and won the German CORINE Award in 2005.
She has contributed to charity books with short stories such as Irish Girls are Back in Town and Ladies' Night.
Cecelia is the co-creator (along with Donald Todd) and producer for the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito, Barry Watson, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy and Tim Russ.
Her second to latest book is called 'The Gift' and was published just before Christmas 2008 in the UK. Her following book entitled "The Book of Tomorrow" was published on the 1st of October 2009