Cecelia Ahern - Author of 'P.S. I Love You', talks about her new book 'Roar', where she writes and what it's like to have sold 25 million books.

Since publishing her debut novel when she was 21, Cecelia Ahern has written, pretty much, a book a year. That debut went on to become a blockbuster film, and she's one of the biggest, and bestselling authors around today. Her new book 'Roar' comprises 30 short stories about 30 different women. You can hear why a script-meeting in Los Angeles gave her the idea for the book, and how she developed that whilst on a family holiday.


We talk about why she needs an office to write in, what she does to combat writer's block and whether your debut novel shooting you to such success really changes a writer.


There's a top writing tip in the show from 2 publishers who teamed up to write, and you've also got a chance to win $2000 worth of book marketing prizes.


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