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‘Snow Falling’ by Jane Gloriana Villanueva (‘Jane the Virgin’)

Jane’s soap opera-esque life inspired the character’s first novel, a thinly-veiled retelling of her own love triangle with deceased husband Michael and baby daddy Rafael. The book is set in 1902 Miami, “a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the Magic City,” with the main character torn between two men. Who will the book’s heroine choose? (Photo: Amazon.com)

10 fictional TV books that were actually published IRL

Kelly Woo
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

The pen is mightier than the sword, as the saying goes, so many of our favorite TV series have made writers out of their central heroes.

Take Jane Gloriana Villanueva from Jane the Virgin, an aspiring romance novelist who grew up watching telenovelas with her grandmother and mother. Or Rick Castle, the dashing mystery writer who also helped solve intricate crimes with detective partner Kate Beckett.

But these authors didn’t just write within the show; their books also got published in real life. In fact, Jane’s first novel, Snow Falling, is hitting your local bookstore this week.

Here are 10 fictional-turned-real books “written by” TV characters.

Jane the Virgin airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on the CW. Snow Falling will be available for purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 15. 

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