We were delighted to welcome Cecelia Ahern to school today to speak to our TY's about her writing, and the film adaptions of her books. Her publicist from Harper Collins, Mary Byrne, very graciously remembered our invitation when I met her at the launch of Flawed last year. Cecelia is a newcomer to YA book world, having already achieved huge success in the adult bestseller market for many years. Students love the dystopian world she has created in Flawed and now, in the sequel of the duology, Perfect, we can find out what happened to the heroine, Celestine. Warner have already optioned the rights to the film/s for the duology and Cecelia said she is happy with the script for Flawed.
Students at KH thoroughly enjoyed meeting Cecelia and we also invited Manor House school to join us for this event. A book stall was very kindly provided by John Treacy from IES Books Ltd. With the amount of sales we made, we expect to see Cecelia's new YA novel in the bestseller list soon! Cecelia is a wonderful speaker, very down to earth and utterly charming.