February 15, 2010 08:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Lauren Conrad, former star of MTV’s hit reality show The Hills, has found major success in yet another arena: books. The reality star-turned-magazine-editor-turned-fashion-designer-turned-young-adult-author has just released her second novel, Sweet Little Lies, which has soared to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List. This isn’t the first time LC has experienced this honor though…
We admit it: we were Â more than a bit skeptical when we heard the news thatÂ The Hills star, Lauren Conrad, had signed a three-book contract to write young adult novels, but we aren’t all that surprised to see the young starlet have such luck with it. After all, her reality TV fan base consists primarily of the very girls she’s writing for, so it’s no wonder that Lauren Conrad has found huge success as a young adult author.
The former reality TV star released her second novel, Sweet Little Lies, on February 2nd. The follow-up to her bestselling novel, L.A. Candy, has already topped the New York Times Bestseller List.Â ”It’s so gratifying for my second book to be so successful and it was so fun to write! The characters were already developed so I really enjoyed the process so much more this time around,” Conrad says. “All the characters have become like my friends now.”
The book follows the adventures of Jane Roberts, a beautiful nobody who finds fame on a reality TV show and struggles to handles the pitfalls that come with her newfound celebrity status. Hmm, sounds familiar, doesn’t it?. Conrad was only a teenager when MTV cast her in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. It wasn’t long before the young beauty was given her own spin-off show,Â The Hills and a fabulous Hollywood lifestyle to go along with it.
Conrad has been traveling across the country on a book tour to promote Sweet Little Lies. Apparently the snowy weather hasn’t kept her fans away. “I’m just so thankful to my fans. Everyone is coming out to see me in the snow,” she says. “I just can’t believe it.”
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