Chris Colfer's children's book to debut at #1
Glee star's The Land of Stories to top New York Times best seller list
It’s safe to say that Chris Colfer is making a practice of getting things right the first time.
The openly gay star, set to begin filming his fourth season on Glee soon, landed the role of Kurt Hummel on the FOX hit less than two years out of high school and earned an Emmy nomination in the first season.
Then the first screenplay he ever wrote, Struck by Lightning, was made into an independent film in which he also stars. It played to a sold out crowd as it closed LA’s Outfest Film Festival last Sunday.
And finally, there is his first book, a children’s title called The Land of Stories which will make its debut on the New York Times best seller list in the number one spot.
The author tweeted the news himself on Thursday (26 July): ‘#TheLandOfStories is debuting at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller’s list!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. Thank you!!!’
The book tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
A New York Times book critic predicted that the book ‘will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise.’