Holy Christ, what took her so long? Lauren Conrad, the girl who makes nearly a hundred thousand dollars an episode letting cameras follow her as she applies mascara, folds clothes, cries, hugs a boy, reapplies her mascara, cries and lose another friend has inked herself a three-book deal.
The books â€“ the first of which is scheduled to hit shelves in the
summer of 2009 â€“ will be loosely inspired by Conrad’s own experience
going from an ordinary teen to a reality TV star.
“It’s definitely influenced by my own life,” Conrad tells PEOPLE. “The
books are about a girl who moves to L.A. and stars in a reality show,
so obviously there are some similarities.”
So will Hills costars like Heidi Montag,
Spencer Pratt or Brody Jenner wind up as in Conrad’s series? Not
exactly. “I’m not trying to do a fictional story based on all my
friends in my real life because their stories aren’t really mine to
tell,” says Conrad, who has gone through many dramas on her MTV show.
“Some of the characters may symbolize people in my life, but it is in
no way calling anyone out.”
Back when Lauren was interviewing with Lisa Love for her first
internship at Teen Vogue‘s West Coast office–you may recall how
nervous she was! what if she didn’t get it? how would The Hills even
happen?–she answered a few tough questions. “Can you write?” queried
the steely Love. “I enjoy writing,” Lauren said, smiling her Marcia
Brady smile. I can’t wait to find out how much she enjoys submitting draft chapters
on time and editing her galleys and working with the poor soul in HarperCollins’ publicity department who has been assigned this forthcoming project. For that matter: who is Lauren’s editor, and does he or she realize that LO is her writing buddy, the person she discusses her process with?