Hilary Duff to Write Young Adult Novel

Entertainment Mar. 9, 2010 AT 3:48PM
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Hilary Duff is booked up!

The former Disney star, 22, has signed on to write a series of young adult novels for Simon & Schuster.

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The first novel, titled Elixir, will feature the adventures of a globe-trotting photojournalist named Clea Raymond. It's due to hit bookshelves on Oct. 12.

This series isn't the only one she'll be working on. The star also plans to write a nonfiction book about children coping with divorce, scheduled for 2012. (Duff, whose own parents have split, has written about the topic in such songs as "Gypsy Woman" and "Stranger.")

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Duff's new gig comes just weeks after UsMagazine.com confirmed that she got engaged to hockey player Mike Comrie, 29, who gave her a 14-carat, $1 million sparkler to seal the deal.

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