Geri Halliwell is no longer writing song lyrics, but ratherchildren’s books. Inspired by her daughter, Bluebell Madonna, 11months, the former Spice Girl has signed a deal with MacmillanChildren’s Books to write a six-part series around a 9-year-oldprotagonist by the name of Ugenia Lavender, who like Bluebell is namedafter a flower.
Geri says she has always harbored literary dreams, citing C.S.Lewis, Enid Blyton and Oscar Wilde as her major influences, and sayscreating Ugenia was "an adventure."
Writing for me feels like home. I’ve always written – at school Iloved writing stories and creating mini-worlds where anything canhappen. As a Spice Girl I wrote lyrics for many of our hits and havecontinued to do so in my solo career.
The collection will be published between May and October 2008.