Olympic Gold Medal Winner Katie Taylor’s memoir will be published by Simon & Schuster before Christmas.

My Olympic Dream, an `illustrated memoir' by the boxing champion is written with the help of Irish Times sports-writer, Johnny Watterson. The hardback edition will be published before Christmas.

In My Olympic Dream, Taylor reveals how she trained and prepared for the Olympics, and explains what got her into boxing in the first place. The Bray athlete fulfilled her Olympic ambitions on August 9, winning Ireland’s only gold medal in a tight contest.

In the book, Taylor relives those heady days of intense public attention. "After fulfilling my childhood dream of winning an Olympic gold medal I'm delighted to share some of the moments with all those people who showed me such extraordinary support through the greatest week of my life and touched my heart, " says Katie.

"My story of Olympic gold is a journey from my childhood to my triumph at London 2012 for fans who travelled with me all the way.” The boxer will be promoting and touring throughout Ireland on publication.