DEE SNIDER signs deal for publication of his first novel, 'Frats'
TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has secured a deal to publish his first fictional novel, “Frats”.
Two years ago, the 67-year-old musician described the book as “a period piece/coming of age story set on Long Island, NY in 1972/73 inspired by true event.” But he quickly clarified: “No it’s not my story.”
Just made a deal to publish my first fictional novel "Frats". More details to come as I know them...— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) June 13, 2022
In January 2019, Snider said he was working on an updated version of his 1987 book “Dee Snider’s Teenage Survival Guide: Or How To Be A Legend In Your Own Lunch Time”.
Snider wrote “Teenage Survival Guide” more than three decades ago when he was approached by Doubleday to produce a sequel to a popular book from the ’50s called “‘Twixt Twelve And Twenty” by American music icon Pat Boone. At the time, the editors at Doubleday saw Dee as a modern-day pop figure whom kids would listen to and assigned a rock journalist, Philip Bashe, to work with the singer.
The TWISTED SISTER frontman previously wrote and starred in the cult 1998 horror movie “Strangeland”.
Snider‘s first-ever autobiography, “Shut Up And Give Me The Mic”, was released in 2012 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
TWISTED SISTER‘s original run ended in the late ’80s. After more than a decade, the band publicly reunited in November 2001 to top the bill of New York Steel, a hard-rock benefit concert to raise money for the New York Police And Fire Widows’ And Children’s Benefit Fund.