J.R. Martinez, the winner of Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, recently landed a book deal with Hyperion.
According to Publishers Weekly, Sterling Lord Literistic agent Robert Guinsler negotiated the deal with senior editor Christine Pride. After the deal, Martinez (pictured) tweeted that the title hasn’t been finalized, but publication is set for fall 2012.
Here’s more from Reality TV Magazine: “J.R. captivated Americans with not only his dancing, but his courageous war story. This Iraq war veteran was burned over 40% of his body in a Humvee accident. J.R. turned his tragedy into a success story, just by his will to be positive and live life to its fullest. It has been quite a few months for J.R. Martinez. After winning DWTS, J.R. shared that he and his girlfriend are going to be parents.”
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