Hilary Duff to write young adult book series

Hilary Duff poses in the press room during MTV's "TRL Total Finale Live" at the MTV Times Square Studios Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

March 9, 2010 11:34:12 AM PST
Welcome the latest celebrity children's author, Hilary Duff. Simon & Schuster Books for Young readers said Tuesday the actress-singer will work on a series of young adult novels that starts with "Elixir," to be published in October. The first novel will feature the worldwide adventures of photojournalist Clea Raymond.

Twenty-two-year-old Duff also plans a nonfiction book about children coping with divorce, scheduled for 2012. Duff has written about her own parents' separation in the songs "Stranger" and "Gypsy Woman."