Hilary Duff Writes First Young Adult Novel
Hilary Duff, the actress and singer, is not slowing down despite her recent wedding to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Comrie. The former Lizzie MacGuire star now has her sights set on the literary world.
Elixir tells the story of a young photojournalist whose pictures take on new images after they develop. When the heroine's father disappears, she sets out on an adventure to uncover answers to both mysteries. For Duff, it was only natural to write for young adults.
"I love reading young adult books even though I'm a little older than the set demographic for YA," she told the Associated Press. "I love adventure. I relate to girl characters, love, finding yourself and breaking out of the mold that people put you in."
On inspiration, Duff admits that it was largely intuitive. "This idea just kept coming to me and building in my head. I thought 'What am I gonna do with this? Am I gonna write a script or pitch the idea? Have someone else write it?' And then I thought 'I'm open for a new challenge. I'm going to try to write a book.'"
The process, Duff notes, was not without its share of challenges and changes. "That's one thing I learned during the writing process. So much changes. You have an idea in your head and then more ideas come with that idea and then your premise can kind of change."