She’s only a teenager, but Bella Thorne is already becoming the next Latina multi-hyphenate…
The 15-year-old half-Cuban actress and singer has sold Autumn Falls, a Young Adult book series, to Random House Children’s Books, according to the publisher.
The Disney Channel star’s story centers on a 14-year-old girl whose life is transformed after an encounter with magic.
“This book, although mysterious and magical, is inspired by different aspects of my personal life, which I hold very near and dear to my heart,” said Thorne, who is nominated for a Radio Disney Music Award. “I wanted to write a book that teens could relate to, but with a little bit of magic.”
Thorne, who was named to PopDust’s 18 Under 18 list last October, has gained acclaim for playing dancer Cece Jones on the network’s hit series Shake It Up, which is currently in its third season. She also has appeared on Big Love and My Own Worst Enemy.
“TTYLXOX,” her 2012 debut single, sold more than 400,000 copies and appeared on the Billboard 100 chart.
Beverly Horowitz, vice president and publisher of the Delacorte Press Young Readers Group, praised Thorne’s “authentic and passionate voice,” promising that young female readers “will relate to Bella and her characters.”
Elise Allen will join Thorne as co-author.