Tyra Banks Signs Three-Book Fantasy Series Deal
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The talk show host and former model has agreed to a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for a fantasy series for young people. It's about a girl trying to keep up with the beauty game at an elite school for supermodels, or Intoxibellas.
"Modelland has always been a part of my mind and my heart," Banks wrote in a letter on her website. "As you might know, I step into a bookstore and I shake (really!) because I love books so much. Ever since I was a kid, I couldn't wait to pick up a new book and see what worlds the writers had created for me. I especially loved books with strong girls and women - you know, girls with guts, smarts and attitude - and then one day it came to me… MODELLAND!"
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"I'm excited that you'll be able to read about this magical world that's been living in my dreams for so many years," the letter continued.
Delacorte said Tuesday that the first novel, "Modelland," comes out in the summer of 2011.
Delacorte is an imprint of Random House Children's Books.
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