YouTube Sensation Zoe ‘Zoella’ Sugg To Become Novelist After Signing Two-Book Deal
She’s the girl who was forced to leave a One Direction concert after being bombarded by fans recently, and now, Zoe “Zoella” Sugg is set to become an even bigger star beyond YouTube, having just signed a deal with Penguin which will see her release two books.
The 24-year-old, who has become a YouTube star thanks to her ever-chirpy attitude and addictive fashion and beauty videos, will become a fully fledged author thanks to Penguin, who have snapped her up to pen a series of novels.
Zoe “Zoella” Sugg looks set to become a fully-fledged author (WENN)
Zoe has been commissioned to write two novels for the publishing house, starting off with Girl Online, which be loosely based on experiences in her own life, such as cyber-bullying and anxiety. It’s been described as a “modern day Notting Hill” and centres on a 15-year-old girl whose blog, which she writes anonymously, goes viral after her romance with an American pop singer is exposed.
Revealing her excitement about the book deal, Zoe said in a statement: “Since I could read I always had my nose in a book. When I was around the age of 14 I had my mind set on the fact that I would one day write my own book, something that other people would love to read.
“I then started writing my blog in 2009 and would never have imagined it would bring me the opportunity to make my teenage dream come true.”
Zoe also shared the news via Twitter, writing: “Today is the day that I announce possibly the most exciting thing i’ve ever had to announce.. some of you already know haha…
“I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL WITH @PenguinUKBooks and I am releasing a novel! ASADKHGKLFD So happy and excited :).”
Watch one of Zoe’s latest YouTube videos below…
Responding to speculation that her announcement was related to her boyfriend and fellow YouTuber Alfie Deyes, Zoe added: “I’ll tell you more about it in todays vlog! Thank you for all the lovely comments. It’s a fiction 🙂 (sorry i’m not pregnant or engaged) LOL.”
Girl Online is expected to be released in November and the second book will follow after.
In case you’re completely oblivious to the YouTube culture, Zoe is possibly bigger than some celebs in the online world, having clocked up more than 1.65 million Twitter followers, 2.1 million Instagram followers and 4.9 million YouTube subscribers.