Hilary Duff tells Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover all about her new book, Elixir.

She explains that the story's about a girl whose father disappears and her journey across the world to find out what really happened. The novel encompasses mystery, drama, forbidden love, and internationalism; it is undoubtedly a must read page turner!

Hilary Duff Opens Up About Her New Book 'Elixer'!

Hilary discussed the inspiration and writing process of the new book, saying, “It took about a year to write the book, but about six months before that I was kind of getting the itch to do something new. I think that just by having my job, doing what I do, I am always thinking of new ideas… I just started writing them down and decided to do something of it instead of it just going to waste.”

Hilary Duff Opens Up About Her New Book 'Elixer'!

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Hilary explains that writing a book is a really different process. For her, the best part was that: “I really got to be home and with my dogs and not constantly preparing for performing in front of thousands of people.”

 

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Her book also has a video trailer! “It is kind of a new thing they are doing. The great thing is that is makes things so visual. When you are reading a book you can be so creative, but this kind of ties the two together,” said Duff.

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Hilary Duff Opens Up About Her New Book 'Elixer'!

Hilary explains how the main character in the novel, Clea, was inspired from personal experiences. “I tried to create a unique character, but I think by being so invested in [the writing process] parts of yourself begin to seep through.”

Hilary Duff Opens Up About Her New Book 'Elixer'!

She did make every effort to create a character different from herself, imagining all the things she could do if she were another person. “I tried to make a unique girl and step outside of me, but she is kind of like me.” For example Clea is also in the spot light—“…her parents are very well known; one is a politician and one is a heart surgeon.” Hilary also explains that her and Clea both sought out to find love.  

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Hilary Duff Opens Up About Her New Book 'Elixer'!

We all know that Hilary’s search for romance has come to a happy close with her marriage to Mike Comrie, but will Clea have the same good fortune? Find out! Pick up your copy of this sure-to-be great read at a bookstore near you!