The stratospheric rise of former mainstream actress Maitland Ward to one of adult entertainment’s biggest stars made headlines worldwide. So it was only a matter of time until a book publisher came along hunting for a potential blockbuster title. Ward now signed with Simon & Schuster, one of the biggest publishers in the US, to publish her memoir.
While it is not rare that stars and celebrities start out in adult entertainment, it’s still rather uncommon that mainstream performers make their adult debut late in their careers. For Maitland Ward, the risky move turned out to be a phenomenal success and apparently immensely lucrative.
From selling nude photos on her own to signing with some of the hottest porn companies in the business today and winning several awards at the AVN and XBIZ awards the former sitcom actress’ porn career turned her name into a brand with global appeal.
Starting in 2019, Maitland Ward’s foray into porn quickly turned her into one of the hottest performers to work with. Her acting skills made the movies »Drive« and »Muse« extremely successful and a smash hit at industry awards. By now, Ward has over two million followers on social media and an immensely popular OnlyFans account.
A few days ago, Ward announced signing a book deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the most prestigious publishers in the US. The book, scheduled to be published in 2022 will be titled »My Escape From Hollywood: Why I Left to Become a Porn Star«.
A spokesperson for the publisher announced it to be »a steamy, no-holds-barred memoir chronicling everything from her days on the classic soap ‘The Bold and The Beautiful,’ to her stint on popular ABC/Disney sitcom ‘Boy Meets World,’ to her meteoric rise to porn stardom, and why she decided to kiss mainstream Hollywood goodbye.«
Her editor Michelle Herrera Mulligan said about Ward: »Her rare perspective on the sexism she experienced first-hand in Hollywood, and the liberation she’s found in women-produced adult entertainment, will inspire, shock and inform a generation eager to learn her story«.
Commenting on her book deal, Maitland Ward said: »This is one of the proudest moments of my career. I’m so thrilled that I get to share my life and story in such a unique and impactful way. I am beyond grateful to Simon & Schuster and Atria Books for having belief in my writing and my voice.«