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…