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Glee‘s Chris Colfer has landed a two book deal! He will pen an adventure book series about a pair of twins and will target the pre-teen demographic. Chris also has another writing project with Disney for a pilot. Who knew Chris was such a writer!
According to THR,
The Land of Stories, due in summer 2012, will tell the story of twins Alex and Connor Bailey and be a fast-paced adventure series that combines the modern world with fairytales. It will target readers ages 8-12 and be followed by a second novel that is yet to be titled.
â€œWhen 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,â€ Colfer said in a statement announcing the news Wednesday. â€œThis book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time and Iâ€™m excited and nervous to share it.â€
In addition to the book deal, Colfer is also penning a Disney Channel pilot, The Little Leftover Witch, a concept based on Florence Laughlinâ€™s childrenâ€™s book that revolves around a witch who is taken in by a new family after her broom breaks and she drops out of the sky. He is also writing Struck by Lightning, an independent feature that he would star in as well.
â€œChris 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,â€ Little, Brown senior vp and publisher said.
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