More than 10 years after taking home the coveted title of The Apprentice, Bill Rancic has found a new career — as a writer!

The father-of-one, 44, has had his debut novel picked up by a publisher and it’s due to hit shelves later this year.

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Bill, his wife Giuliana and their son, Duke.

The book, titled First Light, tells the story of a couple recounting how they survived a plane crash to their 10-year-old son.

First Light pulls from my own life experiences to tell a fictional story of love, survival and hope,” the reality TV personally said. “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.”

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Last August, Bill — who has already written three self-help books — had an experience similar to his novel’s protagonists.

Moments after he parachuted out of a plane at the Chicago Air and Water Show, two parachuters were killed after they collided mid-air.

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Our family just moments after @billrancic jumped with the Army Golden Knights today at the #chiairandwater show. Thankfully, he is good but the two soldiers after him are injured and hospitalized. Please send them and their families a prayer today 🙏🏻 Every prayer helps.

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First Light hits shelves Nov. 1.

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