Scholastic UK has signed teenage soul singer Tallia Storm in a five-figure deal.
The novel, which is as yet untitled, will be based on the singer’s own experiences and follow the fictional heroine Storm Hall as she sets out to make a name in music.
David Maybury, commissioning editor for Scholastic UK, acquired the world rights from Storm’s manager Tessa Hartman. He said: “I met Tallia at TedxTeen London last month and loved hearing her story – especially when delivered with Tallia’s iconic image and unique energy. She lives a roller coaster life: working on her debut album, singing all over the world; and at the same time being a teenager, doing chores, talking to friends and going to school, just like anyone else. That's the story she's writing – a character living in two worlds, with all the fun, chaos, heart and music that comes from both places.”
Storm is 15-years-old and has been singing professionally since the age of 13, when she was discovered by Sir Elton John. She has a global record deal with the Capitol Music Group / Virgin Records, writes a regular column for Huffington Post Teen, and is brand ambassador for US fashion designer Paul Frank.
Her novel will be published in paperback by Scholastic UK in September 2015.