After writing three self-help books about business and marriage, Bill Rancic has sold his debut novel.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons has acquired the Apprentice winner’s First Light, set to hild shelves Nov. 1, the publisher announced Thursday exclusively to PEOPLE.
First Light chronicles a young couple telling their 10-year-old son a story of surviving a plane crash from their past while on a family road trip.
“First Light pulls from my own life experiences to tell a fictional story of love, survival and hope,” said Bill Rancic in a statement. “My desire is that people finish this book feeling empowered to tackle life’s countless challenges and obstacles. I believe through determination and faith anything can be achieved no matter how insurmountable the odds may appear. It was an incredible, cathartic experience writing my first novel, and I hope everyone finds the same inspiration and thrill while reading it that I had while putting it together.”
The entrepreneur has quite a love story of his own: He’s married to E! host Giuliana Rancic, whom he met during an interview, and they have a 3-year-old son, Duke.
The couple has stayed strong throughout Giuliana’s cancer battle and infertility struggles while trying to conceive a second child via surrogate.
“In times like this we rely on our faith,” Bill told PEOPLE in 2014. “Once the tears went away, we started to look towards the future.”