Justin Bieber

Done. Finished. 50,000 words in the bank.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2013 officially wraps up today and I have formally validated my novel in all of its 50,000-word glory.

*Insert obnoxious happy dance here*

Please excuse my shameless bragging, but I just can’t help it. I wrote a novel. I am a novelist. Just writing the words brings a giddy smile to my face. In fact, I am only about two levels of happy away from unashamedly shouting my victory at random strangers on the street. My friends, professors, parents and colleagues have showered even more congratulations on me than I deserve, and I can proudly say that I did it. Thirty days, and 50,000 words. I did it.

Justin Bieber fans can expect a different side of his story to be told: his mother, Pattie Mallette, the woman responsible for the international pop sensation, is bringing her word to the world through a new tell-all memoir.

According to Billboard, Mallette has inked a deal with Christian book publisher Revell to release a book on her difficult upbringing tainted by substance abuse, violence and a suicide attempt at 17. She discusses how her pregnancy with Biebs changed her life for the better.

HarperCollins Publishers has launched Bookperk, a new website that gives readers "insider access into the world of publishing," according to the publisher. Those who register on the Bookperk website receive daily "perks"—delivered to their inbox every day—which include offers on premium content and author-signed first editions, opportunities to enter contests, and more.

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