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Lauren Conrad is going from The Hills to the page. The reality show queen-turned-fashion designer is adding "author" to her resumé, signing a three-book deal with HarperCollins, the publishing company told But unlike many stars who pen memoirs and tell-alls, Conrad will be exercising her creative muscles and writing fiction that's "inspired by her life," according to HarperCollins publicity manager Melissa Dittmar. "It's a story of a girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes a reality star, but it's completely fictional," she said. Though the reads will be loosely based on the 22-year-old's life, there (unfortunately) won't be any incarnations of Speidi and Co. in them. "The real people that you see in the show are not going to be characters in the book," Dittmar said. The first of the trilogy,

L.A. Candy, is due on shelves next summer. Conrad is currently writing the book, her rep, Nicole Perez, told Contrary to reports, Perez said there are no plans to bring the novels to the big or small screen - but there could be more than three page-turners in the works. "Too soon to tell [about expanding the series], but anything's possible," she said. - Joyce Eng