People in Brief

Jewel

NEW YORK - Musician and actress Jewel is going back to the books.

She has a deal with Penguin Random House imprint Blue Rider Press for a memoir scheduled to come out in the fall. Blue Rider announced the currently untitled book.

In 1998, Jewel's "A Night Without Armor" became the rare poetry collection to sell more 1 million copies.

Blue Rider says Jewel will reveal a "far more complicated life" than previously known. She will write about her childhood and career while offering writing advice and insights on being a mother.

The singer was born Jewel Kilcher. The 40-year-old star had one of the most successful debuts in history with the 1995 multiplatinum album "Pieces of You." Her other albums include "Spirit" and "This Way."

DALLAS - The stop-motion animators behind films that include "Coraline" and "The Boxtrolls" will be auctioning puppets, models, props and sets from its archives for the first time.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer the items from Laika Studios on Feb. 12 in Beverly Hills, Calif.. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit arts organization.

Items going up for auction include a 12-inch-tall puppet of Coraline wearing her star sweater from the 2009 film and the 11-inch-tall puppet of Eggs, the main character from "The Boxtrolls," released last year.

Travis Knight, president and chief executive of Oregon-based Laika, says the company's pleased to open the vaults for fans.

Associated Press