ABC will be blurring the line between fiction and reality this spring with the release of The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli. That's right, the same book that is being written on-screen by Spinelli and Diane Miller.
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Over the past few weeks, General Hospital viewers have watched as Spinelli and Diane have worked together on a book. When the book is released in Port Charles later this year, fans will also be able to get their hands on a copy. That's right, the fictional novel is going to be turned into a novel for the real world.
ABC Daytime has partnered with Hyperion to publish a novel based on Damian Spinelli. The book will coincide with General Hospital's 48th anniversary.
"Hyperion is thrilled to be partnering on a new book with ABC Daytime and bringing the world of Spinelli and Port Charles to life on the page," Hyperion's vice-president and executive editor Gretchen Young said.
Titled The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli
, this book is the story of lovable computer geek, Damian Spinelli, and his exploits as a private detective as told to high-powered attorney, Diane Miller. Filled with mystery and suspense, the pages were found on Ms. Miller’s stolen computer disc and include never-before-told stories of Port Charles residents -- their confessions and behaviors in times of crisis and triumph through Spinelli’s imagination.
Though the fictional version of the book was said to have been written by Diane Miller, in reality, it was written by GH actress Carolyn Hennesy
. In addition to being an Emmy-nominated actress, Hennesy is also an accomplished author who has penned the popular Pandora
children's series of books.
The book will be available in both hardcover and ebook formats. A special enhanced ebook version is also slated for release with clips from General Hospital and other bonus material.
The book will be released on April 5, 2011. The book will retail for $22.99 in bookstores, but it can be pre-ordered through Amazon.com
at a significant discount.