Hayes Grier is dishing the deets on his new book!
The 16-year-old social media star recently released Hollywood Days with Hayes, which is a novel about a character named Hayes who meets Violet Reeves, “an aspiring writer, who has also been given her first big break…if she aces her new job as Hayes’s assistant on the film.”
We caught up with Hayes about the process of writing, in addition to his role in Hulu’s Freakish and his own Verizon Go90 series titled Top Grier! Check it:
JJJ: What inspired you to write this book?
Hayes: I’ve always hated reading books, so writing a book that was cool for me and others my age to read was always an idea of mine. I remember reading books I didn’t like in school, so I wanted to create something that my fans and I could both enjoy.
JJJ: This isn’t like other typical celebrity books – it’s actually a novel. What made you decide to go that route versus a biography route?
Hayes: I’m young, I want to have some more years under my belt before I get into my biography. I have some dope experiences to live through before I write that book.
JJJ: Where did the idea come from?
Hayes: I wanted to give the fans an idea of what my daily life was like. The book goes along with the episodes iPhone app and I thought that was a really cool way to tell a story and get the fans to interact.
JJJ: Have you ever read any fanfiction that features you?
Hayes: Of course. Some of it’s really awesome. I love to check out anything my fans create.
Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Hayes Grier…
JJJ: Is the character Violet Reeves based on anyone?
JJJ: Did the book writing process ever scare you? Did you realize how much work it would actually be?
Hayes: I had no idea how much work it would be but I also didn’t expect to have so much fun writing it.
JJJ: You’re on a new Hulu show called Freakish. How was that project for you from filming and being a part of a cast?
Hayes: It was tight. The cast and I are all really close and being on set was amazing.
JJJ: You’re also recovering from a scary dirt bike accident. How are you feeling now? How scary was that for you?
Hayes: It wasn’t really that scary for me because I fell asleep in the air! After that I woke up in the hospital with 2 IV’s in my arm. That was scary! The first thing I said was “I need some water,” but I don’t remember saying that!
JJJ: Top Grier was recently released too! How fun was that?
Hayes: I’m so excited for the show, it’s so dope. Everyone will get to see what my life is like back home. We had a blast on set.