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Colin Meloy Will Now Write YA Novels

The Decemberist's Colin Meloy will go where Katie Couric, Jay Leno, and Lauren Conrad have gone before him and write a kids' book. The front man signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins for a Young Adult series called Wildwood that is a "classic tale of adventure, magic, and danger, set in an alternate version of modern-day Portland, Oregon." It already sounds better than If Roast Beef Could Fly. [NPR]