SATC Author Plans Carrie Prequel

Bushnell's 2-volume Carrie Diaries set in high school
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 18, 2008 11:30 AM CDT
Kristin Davis, as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes in a scene from "Sex and the City: The Movie."    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is writing a pair of teen novels, The Carrie Diaries, that "takes readers back to Carrie Bradshaw's formative years in high school, giving an inside look at Carrie's friendships, romances, and how she realized her dream of becoming a writer," publisher HarperCollins announced yesterday.

The first book will come out in 2010. Bushnell, in a statement, said, "Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd—she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene."