Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Queen Latifah to Pen New Book in 2010

From AOL Black Voices this morning fam.....

Queen Latifah is getting back into the book business.

The Academy Award nominated actress and Grammy Award winning rapper/singer has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing to release an inspirational tome next year.

"We are delighted to be publishing Queen Latifah's new book," Grand Central's Executive VP and Publisher Jamie Raab said during the announcement yesterday. "Throughout her career, she has consistently taken on new challenges, and through her vision, hard work and great talent has achieved success in so many arenas. What she has accomplished in every facet of her life is extraordinary, and makes for a book of life lessons that I know readers will find deeply inspirational."

Executive Editor Karen Thomas, who will edit the book., commented, "We are delighted that Queen Latifah will share her powerful presence with readers from all walks of life. She is an incredible role model for young women and I look forward to working with her."

The book, not yet titled, is slated for publication in spring 2010. It will mark the Cover Girl cosmetics and Jenn Craig spokesperson's second literary effort; in 1999 she teamed with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Karen Hunter to release the motivational memoir, 'Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman.' Hunter went on to achieve best-selling author status and has collaborated with Rev. Al Sharpton, Jonathan Plummer, LL Cool J, Mason Betha, and Karrine Steffans on page-turning efforts. She currently helms's BV Bookshelf blog.

Grand Central Publishing is a division of Hachette Book Group. Most recently, the imprint released tomes by Faith Evans, Rosie O'Donnell and Stephen Colbert.

“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.” - Queen Latifah

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