Chris Colfer of 'Glee' nabs two-book deal
"Glee" star Chris Colfer is starting to show he's a man of many talents.
The actor, who won a Golden Globe for his role as Kurt Hummel on the popular series, has signed a two-book deal with Little Brown Books for Young Readers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Colfer penned "The Land of Stories" an adventure tale about twins Alex and Connor Bailey. According to the industry paper, it combines the modern world with fairy tales. The book is aimed at readers 8-12 and is set to hit book shelves in the summer of 2012.
The actor says "The Land of Stories" has been a long time dream of his.
"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 said in a statement on Wednesday according to the Hollywood Reporter. "This book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time and I'm excited and nervous to share it."
Colfer's second novel is yet to be titled.
This isn't the first time the 21-year-old has dipped his toe into writing waters. He is writing a Disney Channel pilot titled "The Little Leftover Witch," based off a children's book by Florence Laughlin. He is also writing an independent feature called "Struck By Lightning," which he will star in.