When it comes to writing with flair and being a top-selling author, Lauren Conrad makes it look so easy. The reality star’s debut teen novel, L.A. Candy, was No. 1 on a New York Times bestseller list.
And that was just the beginning for LC… because she just landed a three-book deal with HarpercCollins!
Called The Fame Game, the Hills alum’s upcoming trilogy is set in the reality TV universe, and features Madison Parker, an ambitious, ruthless character from the L.A. Candy series who’s ready to become a star in her own right. In her way? Backstabbing family friends, dogged paparazzi and one media scandal after the next!
“We took the mean girl of the [L.A. Candy books], spinning her off,” Conrad, 25, tells Us of The Fame Game‘s tough protagonist Madison.
“This series is about a girl who loves everything that fame is, and that’s all she’s ever really wanted,” Conrad explains. “[Madison] has fun with the press, she enjoys the attention, she welcomes scandal!”
If Madison sounds familiar (Heidi Montag, perhaps?), Conrad assures Us her characters aren’t based on anyone real. “No. We have fun with it! We kind of take [Hollywood] stereotypes.
With a clothing empire to run as well (her third line debuts this fall), when does Conrad write?
“Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.,” Conrad tells Us. “My phone doesn’t ring, and there’s nothing on TV!”
Is Conrad’s longtime beau, actor Kyle Howard, an L.A. Candy devotee? “He read my first book, which was very sweet,” Conrad says, laughing. “I told him he didn’t have to read the rest. “I don’t think he’s the target market!”
The paperback edition of Conrad’s third L.A. Candy book, Sugar and Spice, goes on sale Tuesday.
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Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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