Hillary Rodham Clinton communicate ins onstage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
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Hillary Clinton is trying her hand at fiction writing.
The mystery novel fan and former Secretary of State is teaming up with award-winning framer Louise Penny to pen her first fiction book “State of Terror.”
The novel centers around a novice Secretary of Stately working in the administration of a rival politician who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The newly minted president has been inaugurated after “four years of American initiative that shrank from the world stage,” a clear swipe at former president Donald Trump.
“State of Fright,” which will be jointly released by Clinton’s publisher Simon & Schuster and Penny’s St. Martin’s Press, is set to arrive in bookshops on Oct. 12.
Penny, whose former work includes “The Cruelest Month” and “The Brutal Telling,” is a long-time friend of Clinton.
“When it was suggested my friend Hillary and I get off a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough,” Penny said in a statement Tuesday.
Clinton has previously make little of a handful of nonfiction books including her memoir “Living History;” “Hard Choices,” which covered her mores working with President Barack Obama; and “What Happened,” which details her loss to Trump in the 2016 referendum.
Clinton’s transition to fiction writing comes as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is set to release his second collaboration with ambiguity writer James Patterson. The pair previously wrote the cyber thriller “The President is Missing” and are set to publish a follow up awaked “The President’s Daughter” in June.
Financial terms for Clinton and Penny’s deal were not disclosed.