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Bullied at school over dream to be author, now Gabrielle McMaster has book deal from American publisher at 21

Student's debut novel hits shelves

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Gabrielle McMaster pictured in her home town of Killyleagh. (Liam McBurney/Sunday Life)

Gabrielle McMaster pictured in her home town of Killyleagh. (Liam McBurney/Sunday Life)

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Gabrielle McMaster pictured in her home town of Killyleagh. (Liam McBurney/Sunday Life)

This is the student who has signed a two-book deal with a US publisher at the age of just 21.

History and Theology graduate Gabrielle McMaster overcame bullying, a car crash and bereavement to pen her debut novel which goes on sale this week.

"It still doesn't seem real, looking at the ARC (Advanced Readers' Copy) I still can't believe it's coming out this week. It just seems so surreal," she told Sunday Life.