Kate McKinnon is wearing a new hat — author. The comedian is dipping her toes into the middle-grade genre with her debut novel, The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science, about the Porch Sisters (Gertrude, Eugenia, and Dee-Dee) and the town of Antiquarium’s lone mad scientist, Millicent Quibb.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR), a division of Hachette Book Group will publish the novel. LBYR Executive Editor Erika Turner acquired North American rights from Ted Malawer at Upstart Crow Literary and will edit the project.
The book is set to debut on October 1, 2024. According to McKinnon, she began working on the book well before first appearing on SNL.
This story and these characters are inspired by her own childhood. In a statement, she said: “I wanted to write the kind of book that I would have loved reading when I was younger, when I was eating honeysuckle on the playground and collecting bugs and falling in love with the natural world—I hope young people read about the adventures of the Porch Sisters and are inspired to get out there and have their own adventures.Read more on deadline.com