One-man cabaret act Barrowman has announced his first foray into childrenâ€™s fiction.
The book – which will be co-written with his sister Carole who also penned the actorâ€™s autobiographies â€˜Anything Goesâ€™ and â€˜I Am What I Amâ€™ – will unsurprisingly be a SF/fantasy novel aimed at 9-12 year olds and will feature “a 13-year-old twin brother and sister.”
Buster Books expect to publish the story in August 2011 and is the MoM imprintâ€™s first fiction publishing. The company also published Barrowmanâ€™s autobiographies.
BBC Books have also confirmed that Barrowman will be writing a Torchwood tie-in novel although it is as yet unscheduled and untitled.
Barrowman wrote the Torchwood comic strip The Selkie with his sister for issue #14 of Torchwood Magazine, was based on a short story by Carole.
Of course, John Barrowman has recently been starring in Desperate Housewives – but is set to appear in the international fourth series of Torchwood, reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness in 2011 on BBC 1 and Starz in the USA.