arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.Glee star, Chris Colfer already has a ton on his plate.  He stars as openly gay gleekster, Kurt Hummel, in Glee, a more than full-time job that seems to keep him and his castmates pretty busy.

As we speak, Chris is out on a month long music tour with the rest of the gang. As soon as that wraps up, he’s off to shoot a movie he wrote, Struck By Lightning PLUS he’s writing a pilot for Disney, The Little Leftover Witch, based on Florence Laughlin’s children’s book that revolves around a witch who is taken in by a new family after she drops out of the sky.

Sounds like it’s time for a vacation after that, doesn’t it? Nope. The 21 year-old super-achiever  has announced today that he’s signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The first will be an adventure novel geared towards 8-12 year olds called The Land Of Stories, set to hit stores in summer 2012.

The book will follow twin brothers Alex & Conner Bailey as they are magically transported into a fantastical world after finding a mysterious book of fairytales. Once there, they’re confronted by the very characters they grew up reading about.

“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,” Chris said in a statement. “This book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time and I’m excited and nervous to share it.”

“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 said.

The Glee kids are set to graduate from McKinley High at the end of Season 3 and there has been speculation of a spinoff.  With all the opportunities coming his way, I wonder if Chris will be embarking on a whole new career once Kurt picks up his diploma in May…

Via the New York Post and Entertainment Weekly

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  • jeffreythegleek

    OK, he acts. He sings and dances. He writes original and adapted screenplays. He gets on the cover of Time magazine. Now he’s a children’s book author? He was in junior college for 2 weeks and making minimum wage at a dry cleaners when he got cast in Glee. Piers Morgan is right. Chris Colfer must be stopped!

    I thought Kurt was younger than the other characters? Sure, he drove an SUV in the pilot, but that’s just suspended disbelief. Darren Criss did say there was talk of a spin-off. And in the finale Kurt and Rachel did talk about moving to New York to chase their Broadway dreams. Kurt said he talked to Blaine and he was on board as well. Perhaps a hint of things to come? Considering how popular he’s becoming, I can’t see Fox or Ryan Murphy & Co. wanting to let him leave after just 3 seasons.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I can’t see Fox or Ryan Murphy & Co. wanting to let him leave after just 3 seasons.

    Oh, I’m sure they don’t want him to leave. It’s Chris who may decide to move on, considering all the opportunities that are coming his way.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m impressed by how multi-talented Chris is. I love his singing.

  • Axxxel

    In Season 3, I think Santana, Mercedes and Tina will come to the forefront… As Season 2 consisted for a big part of the “Kurt story”… I guess that Kurt will take a backseat.

    And if the once prominent Kurt/Mercedes friendship (that I love) is pratically non-existent at the end of Season 2, then I predict that even the Kurt/Blaine relationship can also disappear in the haze… of jealousy…

  • Axxxel

    Thumbs up for Chris Colfer !

  • lucy

    I want someone to offer him another book contract — he needs to reveal his secrets for putting at least 48 hours into every day.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I want someone to offer him another book contract — he needs to reveal his secrets for putting at least 48 hours into every day.

    Seriously. Ryan Seacrest…watch out. (You too, James Franco) lol.

  • YeahRight

    Axxxel says:

    In Season 3, I think Santana, Mercedes and Tina will come to the forefront… As Season 2 consisted for a big part of the “Kurt story”… I guess that Kurt will take a backseat.

    Never. Especially if he wins that Emmy. Since they made season 2 all about him just so he can get the Emmy, if he wins it and with all of these other opportunities, they figure people love him and they might make season 3 all about him.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    Since they made season 2 all about him just so he can get the Emmy, if he wins it and with all of these other opportunities, they figure people love him and they might make season 3 all about him.

    I’d be happy if they made season 3 all about Kurt being funny. Enough with angst-sy Kurt. I want snarky, funny Kurt.

  • panz

    I was at the Glee show last Fri in Chicago. Very enjoyable even though I’m not a huge fan (my niece is).

    I’d seen the set list and so, apparently, had the Chicago Sun-Times critic. The problem was: They never did Don’t Rain on My Parade, even though the Sun-Times review said it was performed. Oops. The 17-year critic lost her job over this.

  • Axxxel

    @YeahRight… Wouldn’t that be great if Chris Colfer wins an emmy ?… even though he is more dramatic than comedic… I love the “Kurt story” in season 2, but not everyone did because of the drama and/or the gay content…

    @RemusL: I think even Chris Colfer wants a more funnier Kurt.. I think he said somewhere in an interview that he wished that there is no more drama for Kurt….