Simon Cowell is “forced to delay the release of his series of children’s books”
Simon Cowell is “forced to delay release of children’s book series he wrote with son Eric, seven, due to pandemic and busy schedule”
Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of his children’s book series, according to a new report.
The 62-year-old music mogul and his son Eric, seven, have written a number of stories together, but a combination of Simon’s busy schedule and the COVID-19 pandemic set the books waiting.
Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric – whom he shares with his partner Lauren Silverman – are working on the project titled Wishfits.
Oh my God: Simon Cowell has been forced to delay the release of the children’s book series he wrote with his son Eric (pictured together), according to a new report
But a source now told The Sun, “Simon created the ‘Wishfits’ brand and the books with his son Eric and it was a real passion project for them. They loved working on it together.
“He signed a deal with publisher Hachette last year and he was supposed to release the first three books by the end of this year, with four more in the works.
“Simon’s busy schedule and the delays caused by the coronavirus, however, made this impossible.
Family: The music mogul, 62, and Eric, seven, have written a number of stories together, but a combination of Simon’s busy schedule and the pandemic put the books on hold
“The pandemic started to get really serious right before Simon announced the books and it slowed everything down and made it a nightmare to have.”
The insider added that Wishfits is still “in the works” and is expected to be on the shelves in 2022.
A representative for Simon has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Project: Simon announced in February 2020 that he and Eric – whom he shares with his partner Lauren Silverman – are working on the project called Wishfits (pictured in 2018)
In February 2020, Simon first announced that he and Eric were working on Wishfits.
He wrote at the time: “Hello everyone. I wanted to share something exciting that my son Eric and I have been working on. I would like to introduce you to #WISHFITS. To start off, today we announced a seven-year contract. books with @hachettekids.
‘WISHFIT is a world where the most unusual animals exist. WISHFITS are magical, unusual and have evolved in strange and wonderful ways, combining two different species to form hybrid animals with very distinct characteristics!
“Being able to write a series of books with my son Eric has been magical. (sic) ‘
The couple are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series, with Simon having previously explained, “We had an idea for a children’s book series called Wishfits, which is all about all these animals that you combine.
“So you can have half a dog and half a snail called a Snog.
“So we are now writing children’s books which we hope to turn into a TV series. “
Big ideas: The couple are also hoping to turn the books into a TV series after the books launch