As it were possible to love Chris Colfer any more.
star has signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young
Readers. The deal will see his original adventure series, “The Land of
Stories” hitting shelves next summer.
“When I was 10-years-old, I promised myself that if I ever had the
opportunity to write this book, I would jump at the chance,” Colfer
says. “This book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time
and I’m excited and nervous to share it.”
The Hollywood Reporter, “The Land of Stories” will target readers
between 8 and 12-years-old, telling the story of twins Alex and Connor
Bailey as they face a modern world laced with fairytales.
The Golden Globe winning actor has also been busy scripting the Disney Channel pilot, “The Little Leftover Witch,” as well as an independent feature titled “Struck by Lightning.”
“Chris is a remarkable talent whose writing combines all the qualities
kids love — memorable characters, heart pounding adventure, in a
setting filled with wonder, intrigue and enchantment,” Little, Brown
senior vp and publisher says.
We can’t imagine it will rival the likes of “Harry Potter” and
“Twilight,” but we have faith in Colfer and can’t wait to see what he
has in store for us!
[Edit: A previous version of this article referred to Colfer as an Emmy award winner.]