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Rick Springfield to publish debut novel in 2014

FILE - This March 13, 2013 file photo shows actor-singer Rick Springfield at a screening of his movie "Sound City" during the SXSW Film and Music Festival, in Austin, Texas. Springfield will publish his debut novel, "Magnificent Vibration" scheduled for publication in May 2014. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Creative writing was Rick Springfield's first love, and he's returning to it with his debut novel.

A Tuesday news release says the musician-actor will release "Magnificent Vibration" in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone.

Springfield is best known as the multi-platinum "Jessie's Girl" singer and "General Hospital" star, but his memoir "Late, Late at Night" was a surprise New York Times best-seller. He said in the statement the experience "reminded me how much I love the craft."

Springfield's novel is about a tough-times protagonist who receives a 1-800 phone connection with God through a self-help book. The book comes during a busy period for the musician. He recently participated in Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary and album and appeared on "Californication" and "Hawaii Five-O."


Simon & Schuster is owned by CBS Corp.