Singing siblings NICOLE and Natalie Appleton are ditching music to become children's authors.

The former All Saints beauties formed new band APPLETON after the acclaimed girlband split up, but were dropped by record label POLYDOR after sales dwindled last year (03).

So instead, the blonde stars are turning their attention to children's literature following a stint as storyline co-ordinators at the Disney CHANNEL.

Delighted bosses recommend the girls to a publishing house after being wowed by their ideas.

A source says, "The girls have some wicked ideas for some stories and we are in discussions about taking the idea further."

27/02/2004 13:59