Pop star Mariah Carey's forthcoming foray into literature will be ghost written by another author.

The THANK GOD I FOUND YOU singer is busy writing an illustrated children's book to compete with her bookish chart rival Madonna, whose third children's book YAKOV AND THE SEVEN THIEVES reached seventh place on The New York Times' best-seller list last week (ends09JUL04).

But Carey's own record boss has admitted Mariah's getting a lot of help.

CAA head ROB LIGHT, "She has an idea based on her bi-racial heritage.

"It's something she's worked on with the help of ghost writers."

16/07/2004 17:13