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Posts Tagged ‘Gabby Douglas’

Diane Guerrero Inks Memoir Deal

Diane GuerreroDiane Guerrero, an actress who has appeared on the Orange is the New Black Netflix series, has landed a memoir deal.

Henry Holt and Company has scheduled publication for In The Country We Love to take place in early 2016. Senior editor Serena Jones acquired the manuscript.

According to the press release, Guerroro (pictured, via) talked about the “heartbreaking story of her family’s nightmarish struggles as undocumented residents seeking citizenship—but ultimately deported—in the United States” publicly in a L.A. Times op-ed. She will share more details about this ordeal in her book. Michelle Burford, a writer who has written biographies about Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and singer Toni Braxton, will serve as the co-author for this project.

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Gabrielle Douglas Lands 2-Book Deal with Zondervan

Less than two months after her triumph at the London 2012 games, Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas has inked a two-book deal with HarperCollins’ Zondervan imprint. Her memoir, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, will hit bookstores in December 2012.

Shade Global’s Sheryl Shade teamed up with The Literary Group’s Frank Weimann to negotiate the deal with HarperCollins’ director of creative development Lisa Sharkey. Each copy of Douglas’ memoir will contain a free poster. No details have been released yet about the second book.

Douglas (pictured, via) gave this statement in the release: “Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book. Of course, there’ll be a lot of stories about gymnastics, but the book will also be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn’t been easy. I want people to read my story and say, ‘If Gabby can do it, I can do it too. Anything is possible.’ I hope the book inspires others to go for their biggest dreams.”