Erica Rose, author?

Reality TV princess Erica Rose is writing a book, vowing to shed her mean girl ways

Reality TV princess Erica Rose is writing a book — no more mean girl

Erica Rose Houston Fashion Week 2011
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Erica Rose and award June 201
Erica Rose with her award from Katie Couric.  Courtesy photo
Erica Rose Houston Fashion Week 2011
Erica Rose and award June 201

We've seen neither hide nor hair of Erica Rose in months, but don't think that means Houston's favorite reality star has been idle. In fact, far from it.

Rose tells CultureMap that she split her time between Houston and Los Angeles these past few months, but has recently started writing a book — tentatively titled Reality Girl Interrupted — about her journey through the world of reality television and the healing process required in its aftermath. 

Rose turned 30 in April, and has already noted a marked difference from her twenties: She's studying to take the bar exam in February, she has put her "mean girl" past behind her and she's feeling just about ready for marriage.

 "Watching it back, I realized that I was really mean." 

Don't think that means she's giving up TV for good, though. Earlier this week, Katie Couric hosted a get-together for The Bachelor franchise alums for her hard-hitting daytime talk show, where Rose reconnected with Vienna Girardi — at different points in time her BFF and her nemesis — and dished on shocking moments of seasons past with Desiree Hartsock, Trista Sutter, Sean Lowe and more.

"I think a lot of us got caught up in the reality TV world and all that drama," says Rose, who was shocked to see a seven-year-old clip of her arriving at The Bachelor mansion. "Watching it back, I realized that I was really mean."

During the show, Couric gifted Rose a "Golden Rose Award" for being "The Most Outrageous Contestant Ever," so I guess you could say that her dramz paid off. 

Catch a preview of Couric's exclusive below, tune in on Monday at 3 p.m. to catch the full episode: