Cecelia Ahern (born 30 September 1981) is an Irish novelist since 2004. She has published several novels and contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies.
Ahern also created and produced the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.
Ahern is the daughter of the former Taoiseach of Ireland, Bertie Ahern. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern, is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife. In 2000, Cecilia Ahern was part of the Irish pop group Shimma, who finished third in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Before starting her writing and producing career, she obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin.
On 14 December 2009, it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. One of her spokeswomen confirmed in March 2012 that she was pregnant with second child. Cecilia gave birth to her second child a boy named Sonny on 23 July 2012.
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 the Netherlands. 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 21 December 2007.
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 the royalties from short stories such as Irish Girls are Back in Town and Ladies' Night.
Cecelia was the co-creator with (along with Donald Todd) and producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito, Barry Watson, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy and Tim Russ.
Her book The Gift was published just before Christmas 2008 in the UK. Her following book, The Book of Tomorrow, was published on the 1 October 2009.
PS, I Love You (2002)
Where Rainbows End (2004) (titled Rosie Dunne or Love, Rosie in the U.S.A.)
If You Could See Me Now (2005) (titled A Silver Lining in the U.S.A.)
A Place Called Here (2006) (titled There's No Place Like Here in the U.S.A.)
Thanks for the Memories (2008)
The Gift (2008)
The Book of Tomorrow (2009)
Girl in the Mirror / The Memory Maker (short stories) (2010)
The Time of my Life (2011)
One Hundred Names (2012)
How to Fall in Love (2013)
Rosie Dunne (2005)
24 Minutes in Moments (2004)
Next Stop: Table For Two in Short and Sweet (2005)
The Calling in Irish Girls Are Back In Town (2005) (with Patricia Scanlan, Gemma O'Connor and Sarah Webb)
Mrs. Whippy (2006)
The End in Girls' Night In / Ladies' Night (2006) (with Wendy Holden, Freya North, Cathy Kelly, ...)