She's All That

conrad_candyYou have to admire 23-year-old Lauren Conrad. TV star? Yes! Fashion designer? Yes! And now, a best-selling author of the YA novel, L.A. Candy. Despite her celebrity, Lauren faces the same pitfalls other writers do. As she noted in a recent interview (“‘Hills’ ex-star Conrad’s career is alive as writer,” by Alicia Rancilio, Chicago Sun-Times):

The deadlines can be stressful because it’s kind of a forced creativity.

That is so true, Lauren.  She continues:

You want to take your time, and the publisher’s like, “Yeah, but we’re going to need it in like a week.”

Really, though, a compressed time frame should be a plus for Lauren. Once she finishes the two books left on her contract, she can move on to her true dream: “I really, really want to produce.”



About the Author:

Ilene Cooper spends most of her day looking at, assigning, and reviewing (some) of the 7,000 children's books that are published each year in her role as contributing editor at Booklist. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Ilene.

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