— Singer, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin adds another title to his resume as the Fo Yo Soul/Verity Gospel Music Group artist is penning a brand new book. The new effort, titled The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms, is set for release on May 18, 2010 and will also be available on audiobook. In support of this release, Franklin will embark on a 9-city book tour which kicks off on May 18 in Atlanta, with stops in Washington, DC, New York City, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, and Houston. The tour concludes on May 28 in Los Angeles, CA.
Mary Mary to Release New Book — Sisterly duo and Sony/My Block recording artists Mary Mary are preparing to release their first book titled Be U. The new book is also the launch of their new brand of the same name which will encompass a clothing line and bath and body products. The new book hits stores on April 6, 2010.