Only in her 30s, Cecelia has achieved a lot in such a short space of time. At the ripe age of 21, and shortly after completing her degree in Journalism and Media Communications, she wrote her most famous novel to date: PS. I Love You. The book catapulted her into the spotlight - it was an international bestseller and was adapted as a motion picture in 2007, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Her second book, Where Rainbows End (in the US it is known as Love, Rosie), was also a number one bestseller in the UK and Ireland.
Other novels written by Cecelia include If You Could See Me Now and A Place Called Here. Her books seem to strike a chord on a worldwide scale; they are published in 46 countries with over 15 million copies sold. She has also co-created a hit US comedy series - Samantha Who? - and Love, Rosie has been made into a movie due for release this year. Cecelia has made charity contributions using the royalties from her short stories, including Ladies' Night and Irish Girls are Back in Town, and lives in Dublin with her husband, daughter and son.
Deep in the woods in the mountains of West Cork, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. At least this is until a documentary crew discover the mysterious young women living alone.
The crew, fascinated by a mysterious gift the young woman has and the life she leads, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her 'Lyrebird'. When a man, Solomon, stumbles into Laura's solitary existence, her life is turned on its head, but will this be for the better or the worse? Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her. Although they are accepting about who she is, will they trap her in a gilded cage?
‘Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons.’ Sunday Express