Cecelia Ahern a 21-year-old journalism graduate has secured deals for her first novels in America, Britain and Ireland.

Author Cecelia Ahern, daughter of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, looks set to become Ireland's latest literary sensation as a result of a million-dollar book deal. She has just signed a deal with Hyperion Publishers in America to write two novels. Cecelia has also signed a separate six-figure deal for Ireland and Britain. 

Cecelia began her first novel at the age of just fourteen. Cecelia says that her success has not come about because of her famous connections and feels that the deal has given her the confidence to want to write more.

Her first novel 'PS, I Love You' will be published next year. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 January 2003. The reporter is Sinéad Crowley.