If these authors’ names look familiar, they should. Actors, rappers, athletes, and even weathermen have written novels, short stories, urban fiction, and mysteries. Here are a few to checkout.
Uncommon Type: Some Stories
This book is an engaging series of short stories by actor Tom Hanks. He is an avid collector of typewriters. And, yes, each and every story features a typewriter.
50 Cent and K’wan
Rapper 50 Cent partnered with leading urban fiction authors – including K’wan – to release more than a dozen books over a five-year period.
Guilt by Association
Write about what you know. So she did. O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark created a really well-written Mystery series featuring prosecutor Rachel Knight. First book in the ongoing series. Also look Clark’s four-book Samantha Brinkman. Covering California crime from both sides of the coin.
The Sweet By and By
Down home country singer Sara Evans shares the joy of a down home family. First entry in her three-book Songbird series.
Someday, Someday, Maybe
Successful actor(Lauren Graham) introduces to us to struggling actor (Franny Banks) in her quest for fame in 1990’s New York City.
Murder at the Academy Awards
The late Joan Rivers wrote about she knew best. Her mystery novel is set, where else, on a classic Hollywood red carpet.
Actor Blair Underwood teams with a husband & wife writing team to launch the Tennyson Hardwick series. In book one in the series, we meet Ten Hardwick –actor and amateur sleuth – in a fast-paced adventure.
But wait, there’s more. Check the library catalog for fiction books by these famous names: