It seems Kendall and Kylie Jenner are out to prove they’re more than just pretty faces with their latest endeavor: a sci-fi novel series! Though their newfound literary prowess may set them apart from their Kardashian sisters, this undertaking follows the release of mother and manager Kris Jenner’s memoir All Things Kardashian in 2011. If you’ve been Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you’ll know that Kris’ book has sparked some controversy within her famous brood. Maybe the latest family drama explains why the Jenner pair is sticking to fiction.
In an interview with E! News, Kendall and Kylie detail their literary, um, method. Their debut novel, intended for the young-adult reader, is set 200 years in the future and will involve two sisters — shocker! Fans of successful YA series like Twilight, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games, they are hoping their book will draw in a similar following. With such lofty goals, it’s a good thing they’ll have some professional help from writer Maya Sloane and publisher Simon & Schuster (the same as their mom!) Kylie assured E! that we will get to feast our eyes on this creation soon, saying, “I think we will definitely get it done with how fast [the process] is going.”
The Jenner sisters’ literary ambition shouldn’t seem too much of surprise in an era when publishers seem to believe that being famous equates to an MFA. Among the celebs who have penned YA fiction of late are Hilary Duff, Lauren Conrad, Tyra Banks, Chris Colfer and Bob Balaban. The latest celebrity book project to hit our desk is from the NY Knicks’ controversial player Amar’e Stoudemire. It’s a series for middle grade readers coming out in August called STAT: Standing Tall and Talented, about a young baller named, er, Amar’e Stoudemire. This all making the rest of us wondering why WE haven’t published our great American novel yet.
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