- Published on Tuesday, September 25 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
Ken Baker, Chief News Correspondent at E!, has channeled his writing talents into his fiction debut, Fangirl, which will hit stores on October 2. Fangirl follows Josie Brant, a quirky teenager who insists that she despises teen sensation Peter Maxx -- although she is secretly his biggest fan. When Josie’s best friend, Ashley, wins a contest to meet Peter using one of Josie’s songs, Josie finds herself in the middle of a flirtatious relationship with the teen heartthrob. But when the paparazzi finds out about their secret rendez-vous, the two have to fight to keep their relationship drama-free. The YA romance has been garnering some very favorable reviews from outlets such as Publisher's Weekly and TODAY.com!
In addition to Fangirl, Baker has also written They Don’t Play Hockey in Heaven, Man Made: A Memoir of My Body, and he has co-written with Scott Hamilton The Great Eight: How to be Happy. Fangirl is Baker’s first foray into fiction, and, in the meantime, Man Made... is currently being developed into a movie. Baker has written for People and US Weekly, and he has worked with networks including CNN, Fox, and, of course, E! Baker attributes his success to his strong education, keeping a journal, and paying his journalism dues. He emphasizes to his readers and fans that it is never too late to live your dream, as he did when he spent a season playing minor pro hockey.
To celebrate the release of Fangirl, Baker will signing copies of the book and reading exerpts at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove in L.A. on October 2. For more info on the event, see here, and be sure to also visit Ken's Official Website!
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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