Joy for Julie

It's a sell out – and it's all for charity.

Junior authoress, Julie Tanner, 13, has reason to be cheerful after selling the entire first run of 2,500 copies of her debut book in just two months.

Her bestseller, 101 Reasons to Get Up in the Morning contains celebrities' favourite inspirational quotations.

The youngster – who lives at Dale Hill, Kirby-le-Soken – approached more than 400 celebrities from the world of politics, entertainment and sport to see what inspired them, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, tennis legend John McEnroe and actor Hugh Grant.

The book now looks set to raise thousands of pounds for CRY – the charity that works to prevent sudden cardiac deaths in the young.

It was inspired by the death of family friend and Frinton teenager, Andy Gard.

Julie, who went to St Philomena's School at Frinton and now attends Colchester County High School for Girls, has been the subject of TV and newspaper interviews worldwide.

Next week she is set to give a talk to Frinton Rotarians.

"She takes it all in her stride," said her proud dad, Eddie.

"It has not gone to her head at all."

She is Canterbury Press's youngest author, and a spokesman for the company said: "It has gone incredibly well."

The book is now out of stock but a second run will be published.