Friday, September 7, 2012


U.S. gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, can soon add author to her growing list of achievements.

Sidebar: Don't you just love Gabby Gabs!

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Olympian has signed a book deal with publishing giant HaperCollins, with her first book --an autobiography, expected to hit retail outlets by Christmas.
The teenager with the infectious smile will write two books for HarperCollins' Zondervan division, the first a memoir titled "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith." 
"I want people to read my story and say, 'If Gabby can do it, I can do it too. Anything is possible,' " said Douglas, who won gold in the individual all-around competition as well as the team event. 
Douglas, nicknamed the Flying Squirrel for her high-flying routine on the uneven bars, grew up in Virginia Beach, Va., before moving to West Des Moines, Iowa, at 14 to train full time with Liang Chow at Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute. 
She said her first book will include "how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn't been easy." 
Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president at HarperCollins, added in a written statement: "Gabby Douglas shines even more brightly than her Olympic gold medals. The reason is her inner strength and strong faith."
 Awe, Gabby will be a published "authorist"...Maya Wilkes would be so proud!

All jokes aside, I get so inspired every time I see or hear about this pint-size cutie...we're all rooting for you Gabby, oops...I mean Gabrielle!

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