Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tyra Banks announces she will pen a novel: Modelland

Any of our readers who also happen to be writers out there know how difficult and arduous a process it is to get published.  JK Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter series, for example, was rejected by 12 publishing houses before she was able to publish her first book.

My point?  It's hard to get published...UNLESS you happen to be a model/talk-show host/reality show creater/Oprah Winfrey wanna-be with millions of dollars (and fans) at your disposal.  Tyra Banks just announced on her website that she will be writing a novel, and no, I did not make up the title -- it really is called Modelland.

Here it is, right from her mouth... or fingertips... or her overpaid ghost writer's fingertips....

I said I was going to do it, and here it is! It’s for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives… and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too. It’s my novel called Modelland (pronounced “Model Land”) that takes you to a fantastical place you’ve never seen, or heard about, or read about before… Where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. ;)
No, really, I'm not making this up. Hooked?  Well, never you fear, because ALSO part of her announcement was that Modelland would not be merely one novel...but a series of three.  And here's the plot:

The story happens in a make-believe place called Modelland - every girl in the world wants to go there because it’s where “Intoxibellas” are trained. Intoxibellas are drop-dead beautiful, kick-butt fierce and, yeah, maybe they have some powers too. (But I’m confirming NOTHING! Ha. You gotta wait for the book.) The story follows a teen girl and her friends who find themselves magically transported to Modelland, even though they’re really not supposed to be there. (Okay, now, that’s ALL I’m saying!)

In my opinion, it is rather sad that a rich fashionista can write some piece of crap like this and have no trouble getting it published, and probably a lot of people in the world will read it, whereas there are talented writers with amazing books who can't seem to get their art out there.

What do you think?  Will you be at the midnight release party for Modelland?