E L James' husband writing a 'gritty' young adult novel

Niall Leonard, husband of best-selling erotica author E L James, is stepping out of Christian Grey’s shadow with a book of his own. Random House Children’s Publishing has acquired his young adult novel Crusher, a “gritty” crime thriller about a London teen who’s being accused of murdering his stepfather. Said Leonard in a statement: “Crusher is a story I have wanted to write for years and it finally all came together last November when my wife encouraged me to take part in the Nanowrimo novel-writing event. I am thrilled and delighted that RHCP have picked up Crusher for publication, and it’s a fantastic honor to join the distinguished names on their writers’ list.” The novel will be released by Doubleday in September.

Are you curious about the novel? Are you disappointed that it won’t be “daddy porn”?

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