[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]
Singer and businesswoman Jessica publishes her first novel.
On the 10th (local time), according to overseas media such as US People, Jessica publishes a novel titled “Shine” next year. Shine is a story about what happens when a Korean-American girl is trained to become a K-pop star. Many of the stories are expected to be autobiographical.
Jessica has signed two books with Simon & Schuster Children ’s Publishing, a well-known children’s book publisher.
The second book is due in 2021. The book will be translated into 11 languages and will also be made into a movie later..
Jessica was born in San Francisco, California, USA, and spent her childhood. She debuted in 2007 as a Girls’ Generation member of SM Entertainment. After leaving the Girls’ Generation in 2014, she has been active as a singer, fashion entrepreneur and influencer. And she has been involved in various activities and has been named among the Forbes’ 30 Most Influential People in Asia in 2017.
Jessica explained about the book, “I wanted to draw a huge and fun escape. I also wanted to show the story behind the world of K-pop.” Jessica said, “My goal is to tell the story as transparent and frank as possible. Novel was the best platform to tell this kind of story.”
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