“I’ve been really lucky with my career. I’ve written a lot of books very quickly. Over 15 years I’ve written 15 books so I’m delivering a book a year. They all represent where I was in my life at that moment.”
“I grew up glued to TV and films. My ﬁrst experience with ﬁlming was when we optioned PS I Love You for a movie. I jumped at that straight away. With Samantha Who, when ABC asked me to create a half hour comedy for them I couldn’t believe it. It was my ﬁrst experience working in TV. I started at nothing, with no knowledge of the TV industry so I learned so much about how a show is made.”
“The unusual thing about writing is that you’re in these two completely different worlds. One minute you’re sitting in a room by yourself, living in your imagination and then you’re travelling the world, doing events and public experiences. I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s an honour to go to all of these countries. It’s really important for me to meet with the readers because when I have a bad day at the oﬃce I think of all of those faces and the stories that I hear of how the readers emotionally connect to the story.”
Throughout her teens Cecelia worked as a dancer and singer, performing in dance shows, pantomimes and took part in the Eurosong 2000 in the band Shimma. For the greater good of society, she no longer performs.
Cecelia is the co-creator, along with Donald Todd, of Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning ABC Comedy series Samantha Who? and has created many other original TV shows.
Corine Prize for Fur Immer Viellecht (Where Rainbows End/Love, Rosie) - 2005
Irish Post Award for Literature - 2005
Cosmopolitan US Fun Fearless Fiction Award (If You Could See Me Now) - 2007
Glamour UK Writer of the Year Award 2007
Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award for Popular Book of the Year (The Year I Met You) - 2014
Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Awards Writer of the Year - 2009 & 2016
Redbridge Teenage Book Award (Flawed) - 2017
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