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Tyra’s Next Job: Author

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May 11, 2010 | 2:44am EDT

Tyra BanksAs her eponymous talk show winds down, Tyra Banks has landed her next job, er, medium: writing novels.

The multimedia star has signed a three-book deal with Delacorte Press, which will publish Modelland, her young-adult novel series.

Modelland, which will hit bookshelves next summer, focuses on a teenager who gets into an exclusive modeling academy -- with a slight Harry Potter twist.

Banks says of Modelland, which she claims is not exactly of the “chick lit” genre, "I have this notebook I write everything in and started working on titles and breaking down characters. And I kept going and going. I knew I didn't want it to be some autobiography; I wanted to create a fantastical place."

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