Sunday 26 March 2017

Mum's not the word for Cecelia, it's escapism

Novelist Cecelia Ahern can never be accused of making the mistake of all new parents: boring strangers about their children.

Her first book since becoming a mum is due out later this year, but Cecelia has warned readers that it won't be about babies.

"For me, writing is about escapism. I never want to write about my life or where I am in my life, so this book is not about a new mother or anything like that.

"I guess things always seep in to the writing, and I have a lot of new knowledge but the next book is definitely not about babies," Cecelia told The Diary.

But the Malahide writer admitted she is so happy enjoying life with 15-month old baby daughter Robin, born in December 2009, she hasn't ruled out having more children.

"Yes I would in the future. It would be nice but at the moment I'm just busy catching up with work and enjoying my baby at the age she is at now."

The 29-year-old was speaking just after she returned from LA, where husband David Keoghan had been auditioning for various US networks.

"We were away for about six weeks.

"It was casting season, so was a really good time for David to go over.

"He's had some good feedback," she hinted before wisely stopping and then adding: "I won't speak on his behalf, I'll let David talk about it himself."

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