Ellie Kemper writes book with her sister

From press release:

Ellie Kemper and Carrie Kemper of NBC’s Hit Series The Office To Co-author Comedic Novel for Three Rivers Press

(June 24, 2010 — New York, NY) Ellie Kemper, who stars as receptionist Erin Hannon on NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy series The Office, and Carrie Kemper, a writer on the Emmy award-winning show, have reached agreement with Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House, Inc., to co-author a debut comedic novel scheduled to be published in spring 2012.

Tentatively titled Monday Sessions, the Kemper sisters’ book takes the form of a collection of misplaced diary entries and patient progress notes belonging to Dr. Amy Rice, a single, thirty-something New York City therapist who becomes humorously and inappropriately involved with the lives of her clients. Through Amy’s increasingly unprofessional notebook entries, readers learn the stories of each of her patients and her own idiosyncratic narrative starts to emerge.

Said Carrie Kemper, “This is the first book we’ve ever written. And it’ll be like the tenth book we’ve ever read. So we’re very excited.”

Said Ellie Kemper, “We are hoping that this is only the first in a series of Kemper-family manuscripts. We know that our two brothers are eager to get their own book, Ellie and Carrie: The Worst People In Our Family, off the ground as well.”

Carrie and Ellie Kemper are sisters from St. Louis. In addition to playing Erin on The Office, Ellie is also a contributing writer for The Onion, The Huffington Post, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Carrie was the head writer and editor-in-chief of Stanford University’s humor magazine, The Stanford Chaparral, and currently writes for The Office. Both Carrie and Ellie live in Los Angeles.

Congratulations Ellie and Carrie!

Today’s news tidbits

Various news tidbits related to The Office and its staff:

  • M&M’s Behind The Shell visits The Office behind the scenes. Link
  • Revealed: the dark side of Jenna Fischer. Link
  • Mindy Kaling talks shopping. Link
  • Kate Flannery co-stars in Funny or Die’s Finger Babies (warning: extremely NSFW). Link
  • The Futon Critic’s interviews Craig Robinson. Link
  • Kate Flannery visits NBC Philadelphia’s 10! Show. Link

Tipsters: Mindy, Jill

Previously posted tidbits on the next page.