Tyra Creates Fantasy, Mystery, and Intoxibellas

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Tyra Banks has a successful reality TV show, modeling career, and talk show, has delved into the world of acting, singing, and producing, but now she’s trying out the literary world.

She just announced the publication of her very first book - Modelland, and in order to accommodate her newest venture, she’s expanding her Bankable Enterprises company to include Bankable Books. Tyra’s first foray into books will be published by Delacorte Press of Random House and available for purchase in summer 2011. But it doesn’t stop there. Already she’s signed on to turn Modelland into a series of three novels!

“As you might know, I step into a bookstore and I shake (really!) because I love books so much,” Tyra said. “Ever since I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to pick up a new book and see what worlds the writers had created for me.”

Modelland is a fantasy book mixed with “fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures,” which, “takes you to a fantastical place you’ve never seen, or heard about, or read about before… Where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. The story happens in a make-believe place called Modelland - every girl in the world wants to go there because it’s where “Intoxibellas” are trained.  Intoxibellas are drop-dead beautiful,kick-butt fierce and, yeah, maybe they have some powers too.”

Given Tyra’s skill at diversifying her work, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn about a possible movie deal for this new series.

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