Jessica To Release Debut Novel About K-Pop Idol Trainee + Movie Already In The Works
Jessica is releasing her debut novel!
According to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly, Jessica’s first ever novel “Shine” will be released in fall 2020. Jessica has signed a two-book deal with Simon Pulse for a Young Adult series about a Korean-American teenager that’s training to be a K-pop idol. The sequel to the series is planned to come out in 2021.
In addition, Entertainment Weekly reports that the producing and book-development company Glasstown Entertainment has sold “Shine” in 11 foreign territories already and is developing the story for the screen. They’re working with Matt Kaplan of ACE Entertainment, which is the team behind the popular Netflix adaptation of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
Jessica is said to have drawn from her own personal experiences while she wrote the novel, which she said will examine the behind-the-scenes aspects of the world of K-pop in-depth.