Chris Colfer of 'Glee' gets a book deal. Fans get your jazz hands ready.

Chris-Colfer

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Gleeks, rejoice! Glee star Chris Colfer has just signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The first will be an adventure novel that draws elements from the very, very in-vogue world of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories is set to hit stores in summer 2012, with the second as-of-yet untitled novel coming later. While these will be Colfer’s first foray as a novelist, he does have some experience as a writer, having recently penned the scripts for a Disney Channel pilot and the movie Struck by Lightning. According to Colfer, The Land of Stories has been percolating in his brain for quite a while. “When I was ten years old, I promised myself that if I ever had the opportunity to write this book, I would jump at the chance,” he says in the press release. “This book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time and I’m excited and nervous to share it.”


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  • Cygnus

    Why should this make Gleeks rejoice? He’s a singer-actor. What indications are that he’ll be a good writer too? You might as well have said he’s going to start doing plumbing, and you can call his service company at 1-888-555-5555. Shameless plugging for likely amateur material. I guess if you’re a personal fan of his, you’ll buy it, but don’t surprised if it’s no good. And if it is, you’ll probably have to spread good word of mouth that this singer-actor has good writing chops.

    • lady

      I’d say the indications are that people keep paying for his writing.

    • anonymous

      Have you heard of a network called Disney Channel? You know what they did? They bought Chris Colfer’s screenplay for an adaptation of a book.

      Have you heard of Struck by Lightning? No? Please Google it.

    • Kayla Pernz

      ^ That awkward moment when it’s obvious that he can write as he is getting all of these deals…

      • Woot

        This comment made me so happy. Thank you.

      • harmograz

        Win. Thank you Kayla.

      • JJ

        I thought his 15 minutes were up already?

      • jackson

        Well JJ, his 15 minutes of fame are 16 minutes more than you will ever get.

        Jealous much?

      • Marie

        So? The crazy girl that got punched in the face on Jersey Shore has a book deal too. And who even believes she can read?

    • Anonymous

      @Cygnus Wow, it must suck to be such a negative person that you have to go out of your way to share with the world how cynical you are. You must be miserable.

    • Jay

      This is quite funny. You must not know what Chris Colfer has done, there is no need for anyone to spread the gospel of Colfer because he is doing it pretty well himself. Let me give you a quick recap:
      *He’s on Glee as a main actor and is currently touring with them for their concert.
      *He won a Golden Globe award
      *He’s on Time’s top 100 list of influential people
      *He wrote a film and is going to be the main character
      *He adapted a book for a Disney pilot
      *He wrote this book, has a sequel in the wings and is going to record the audiobook.
      *He is 21 years old.
      Unrelated: How old are you and what have you done with your life?

      • Sam

        He is so talented.

      • chris c

        Well said jay!

      • lucas

        He can walk on water and transport himself to the moon with a twitch of his nose too!!

    • Mara

      You might be surprised. He’s not a box. There are more than four sides to him.

      • lady

        Mara, you just might be my favorite person.

      • SKR

        A box has SIX sides.

      • anon

        That’s a Glee quote, LOL.

      • Dla314

        A cube has six sides. A box has four sides, a top and a bottom.

    • Katie

      So just because he can act and sing we have to assume he can’t do anything else?

      • Marie

        By your reasoning, just because he can act and sing, we have to assume he can write?

      • lucas

        Didn’t you know he was an astronault too? Also can speak twelve languages fluently, can rollerskate on a tight rope. He is just phenomenal!

    • Jamie

      nice..! way to be pessimistic.

    • chriscolferfan

      Um just because he is a singer/actor doesnt mean he’s not capable of doing anything else…

    • Yannerwan

      Iknowbetterthanthat on September 11, 2011 @iPhoneSmiles97O yeah? Everytime you have a wank your wtanisg millions of lives.And if a girl is pregnant, but cant take care of the kid, then why no abortion? Or this, when a girl is raped, and pregnant because of that, would you still say no to abortion?

  • Beca

    Chris Colfer, what the hall can’t he do?

    • Bess

      He can’t tan that is for sure.

    • Ted

      Stop kissing ass, you haven’t even read his work yet.

      Sarah Palin has written books.

      • Jackie

        Weren’t Palin’s books ghostwritten for her?

      • Ted

        ok than snooki wrote a book.

      • Anonymous

        You really believe that Snooki wrote that book? All by herself? Doubtful.
        And in any case, Colfer’s 21 years old and has won a Golden Globe, was on the Time 100 list, and has a script that was bought by Disney. And now this. You’re probably much older than that and are sitting on your ass in your pajamas. You’re not in a place to judge him.

      • Jay

        Yes. Let’s kiss ass to a person who’s not even going to read this site.

        Oh, get off your high horse. This person is just sharing their love for the Colfer.

      • Cygnus

        If he wasnt gay would he have sniffed the Golden Globe stage? If he wasnt gay would Disney have approached him? Colfer is the poster-child for “gay acceptance” in mainstream media, and I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with is the pop media trying to make him out to be something that he’s not, and that’s talented. His singing and acting are marginal at best. He isnt even the best singing male and actor on Glee, yet he gets an award. The Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Grammys are a sham, used to promote the hottest pop culture icons. They’re rarely about the best in those media. I’m sure there are plenty of COlfer fans, but not enough for EW to give shameless promotion and butt kissing towards.

      • Jean

        Cygnus, are you kidding? Do you really think Disney is seeking out gay writers and actors now? If you do, I have a bridge to sell you.

      • Jay

        Cyggy, do you mind if I call you that? Cyggy, Cyggy, Cyggy. You know, you might have had a plausible argument if you weren’t a bigot. You bring up the fact that he’s gay and an icon. Yes, and? Why bring it up if you “have no problem with that?” Clearly you do if you brought it up with no one mentioning anything about it before hand.
        Besides that, you’re allowed to have your own opinion regarding Colfer’s voice, so I’m not going to provoke you by saying “No you’re wrong.” And go against you’re harsh “marginal at best.”
        One last thing: you see, talent is relative and subjective to each person’s view. However, him having thousands upon thousands of fans argue with the fact the he is talentless. Him getting approached by companies like Disney and Little Brown also refute that statement. Why would he be getting the offers and opportunities if companies didn’t see the chance to make a profit? And what always make a quick profit is talent, so obviously they’re going to be attracted to Colfer because he has that.

        @Jean- EHL OH EHL

    • Hannah

      HE’S SO PERFECT I CAN’T
      VGHJKVB

    • Chris

      He can’t sing like a man.

      • Jay

        What is a man?

      • Jennifer

        Excuse me??

      • Yeah

        You do realize that he ACTUALLY sang the low notes in the Glee Song “Give up the Funk” right. That wasn’t him lip singing. He actually sang it. And come to think of it those notes are actually lower than some so-called “men” can sing. So yes…he can sing like a man. Can you?

    • lucas

      He can do anything. He is a real life super hero. They will be building statues in homage to his great talents.

  • Eloisa

    Ok….Chris….I don’t know what i can say….does exist something you actually can’t do?

  • Sam

    Chris Colfer ladies and gentlemen.
    Making me feel underachieved for 21 years.

    • Raymond

      Good gosh, that’s exactly what I was thinking. At this point, he’ll have his own cable channel and publishing house by Christmas.

      But seriously, good for him. He seems like he’s a hard worker and committed to his craft(s).

      • JJ

        He’ll be forgotten 6 months after Glee ends.

      • Lily

        Exactly JJ. That is why he is trying out other crafts.

  • Krissy

    Chris Colfer, what the hell can’t he do.

    • Kelly J

      sing very well. have hear I wanna hold your hand on tour..eeeeekkk.

    • Ali

      Celeste,Our shucdele is going up over the next couple of days. You’ll see it take shape on the . Thank you for including us!

  • Befff Colfer

    AWW MY BABY <3 SO PROUD. I DON'T CARE WHAT THE BOOK IS, I'M BUYING MULTIPLE COPIES OF IT.

    • Jafmanu

      Hay all the CR fans! Please keep requesting Chris Rene songs from your local radio stonaits. I requested them in my area today Young Homie and Where do we go from here. Let’s put more pressure where we can. It might help to get his music on the airways.

  • Frank

    Kiss goodby to season 4 or a spin off. He is going to write and direct.

    Plus what is up with they eyebrow, pluck it dude

  • Jean

    The indications that he’ll be a good writer are that he’s a written a script that’s being filmed this summer, Disney bought a TV pilot he wrote, and now a major publishing company has him writing two books. Companies don’t take those kind of risks for nothing. I wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up being more known as a writer than an actor by the time he’s done.

  • greg

    Very talented young man.

  • sweet-llama-cheeks

    Legit proud momma tears. I’m just speechless and awestruck by this boy. Well done, Chris! So happy for you!

  • Erin

    I think we’ve just scratched the surface as far as Chris’ capabilities are concerned. I’m thrilled that he’s getting the opportunity to write a story he’s so passionate about. I can’t wait to see where his career takes him next!

    • Dahlia

      If he were a real writer, he would have written the stories already. Real writers write.

  • Diana

    I cried. I’m so proud of him!

    • Filip

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  • HD

    Chris Colfer is a talented actor, a perfect singer, a sexy dancer, an excellent sreen-writer and a promising author! I love him so much! Such a beautiful role model!

  • HD

    … and I forgot to say that Chris Colfer does eloquent speeches! The more I know about him, the more he amazes me.

  • Anna

    Cris Colfer = James Franco

    • Chris

      How dare you.

    • lily

      I thought James Franco wants to get a Phd…. He already finished his master degree…

    • Lily

      James Franco has an university degree in “creative writing”

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