Comedian and actor on TV’s The Office Ellie Kemper has inked a book deal with the Crown Publishing Group imprint Three Rivers Press.
The comedic novel will be co-written by her sister, Carrie Kemper– writer on The Office. Ellie Kemper (pictured, via) has written for The Onion and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. WME agent Erin Malone negotiated the deal with senior editor Suzanne O’Neill.
Check out her piece, ‘Following My Creative Writing Teacher’s Advice to Write Like My Parents Are Dead.‘ Here’s an excerpt: “‘He’s not here,’ I told the priest. ‘My father is not here to give me away.’ The priest gave me a dirty look. I could feel my face redden with ire. ‘He’s not here,’ I growled, ‘because he’s dead.'”