«General Hospital» actress Carolyn Hennesy has a second career — being a bestselling author, according to the Atlanta Times. For ABC she wrote «The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli,» a novel about the «GH» computer hacking character, as well as her «Mythic Misadventures» young adult book series.
Soap Central recently interviewed Hennessy about her books. She went into detail about her writing career which started when she wrote some short stories about a girl named Pandora — based on the Greek mythological character – who finds a magical box and accidentally releases all kinds of horrible, evil things into the world. The Greek gods give her a year to find everything and put them back in the box. «A visiting author to this particular writing group that I was in was like, ‘No, no, no, that can be a novel for young adults,» she said, and so an author was born. Based on the strength of that, former head writer and executive producer of «GH,» Bob Guza Jr. and Jill Phelps, asked her to write a novel about Spinelli. The book was a success and Hennesy explained, «…it landed at number ten on the New York Times bestseller list, so, I can put that on my chin!»
Much like Pandora, Carolyn Hennesy’s second career has opened up a box of possibilities, the contents of which she probably wouldn’t want to put back inside.