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Chris Colfer Turned A Memoir Book Offer Into 'The Land of Stories' Instead

Chris Colfer Turned A Memoir Book Offer Into 'The Land of Stories' Instead

Just last week, we were given the wonderful news that Chris Colfer‘s “The Land of Stories” series truly isn’t over at all, and he’ll be writing two new books for it!

Earlier this year, the author and actor spoke with CBC’s Q podcast about how he landed his book deal in the first place.

Chris revealed that he was actually offered to write a memoir.

“I feel like when you write autobiographies, it finalizes things in a way,” Chris says. “And there’s so much more that I wanted to do with my career, with my life.”

At the time of the offer, he was only 19.

Chris adds, “It just didn’t feel right…I mean, how would you feel to pen your memoir at only 19? ‘And then I was able to drink. The End.’ Ya know? It just wouldn’t have been an interesting read to me.”

Chris Colfer to Write Two New 'Land of Stories' Books Plus An Insider's Guide - Get The Details Here!

Chris Colfer to Write Two New 'Land of Stories' Books Plus An Insider's Guide - Get The Details Here!

Chris Colfer is NOT DONE with The Land of Stories at all.

EW is reporting that the author and actor will be writing a brand new insider’s guide book to his seven-book children’s series, which is set to publish in 2019.

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On top of that, Chris will also be coming out with two new books for the series, which will bring back twins Alex and Conner, while also introducing new ones.

Could this be that prequel series he talked about?

Reminder that this is all on top of a big-screen adaption of the books as well.

Congrats, Chris!

Sofia Carson, Daya, Laura Marano & More Support LGBTQ Youth at 'Believer' Concert for Spirit Day 2017!

Sofia Carson, Daya, Laura Marano & More Support LGBTQ Youth at 'Believer' Concert for Spirit Day 2017!

Sofia Carson, Daya and Laura Marano are lending their support!

The stars were all spotted serving purple pride at the Believer Spirit Day 2017 Concert presented by Justin Tranter at Sayer’s Club on Wednesday night (October 18) in Los Angeles.

Attendees and performers included Tinashe, JoJo, Daya, Justin Tranter, Courtney Love, Gigi Gorgeous, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Superfruit‘s Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi.

The concert was a benefit for GLAAD in order to raise money and awareness for LGBTQ youth.

“I’m so excited to perform some of my music tonight with some of my amazing friends at Sayers Club. We are going to raise money, awareness and magic for lgbtq youth everywhere. It’s been too long since I’ve done a show, and tonight we are doing it for the right reasons. Xoxo,” Justin wrote on his Instagram.

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Chris Colfer Reveals How He Feels On Saying Goodbye to 'The Land of Stories', For Now...

Chris Colfer Reveals How He Feels On Saying Goodbye to 'The Land of Stories', For Now...

Anyone else still trying to avoid the last page of Chris Colfer‘s “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide” so the series won’t ever, ever end? Us, too.

The author recently spoke with CBC’s Q podcast, and kind of feels the same way as we do about saying goodbye.

“I always dreamt of what would happen after the last page of the first book, you know, life beyond that [for Alex and Connor],” Chris muses. “I did not sign up for these books thinking there would be six of them.”

“Just the idea of doing one book…the longest thing I had ever written was a two-page essay when I was in high school. It was really daunting.”

But before he knew it, there were two books, then three.

“It wasn’t until the first one did well that I started thinking that I can do another, and then two after that…After the third one, I was so invested in all the characters that I could not say goodbye,” Chris shared.

However, now that he’s at the sixth and final book, he’s having a hard time saying goodbye.

“I’ve never been a parent to anything but a golden retriever and a tabby cat, but I want to say it’s kind of like parenting where you are writing and you start off in the beginning, maybe you’re not so good and you make mistakes,” Chris says. “But by the time you get it, the kids are all grown up.”

“That’s kind of how it feels with the books.”

Chris Colfer's Book 'Land of Stories' Hits Number One on Best Seller's List!

Chris Colfer's Book 'Land of Stories' Hits Number One on Best Seller's List!

Chris Colfer just got some amazing news in the middle of his book tour!

The 27-year-old author and actor stepped out to meet some fans and sign books on Saturday afternoon (July 22) in Miami, Fla.

A day earlier, Chris got the news that The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide had hit number one on the NY Time‘s Children’s Best Sellers list!

Chris took to his Instagram to share the incredible news.

“Great news!!! #TLOS6,” Chris wrote, along with a screen cap of the newspaper’s book list.

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Chris Colfer Reflects On Standing In Lines For The Harry Potter Books

Chris Colfer Reflects On Standing In Lines For The Harry Potter Books

We’re all Harry Potter fans around here, and that means you have something in common with Chris Colfer, because he is a huge Potterhead.

The “Land of Stories” author recently dished about his days of standing in long lines and dressing up when each of the books were released in a CBC podcast.

“Those were some of the best memories of my childhood,” Chris says. “Looking back [though], I can’t believe that my mom would just drop me off in the middle of the night to wait in line with strangers. That’s crazy now that I think about it, but she knew I was among friends.”

Chris remembers standing in those lines with all his friends…sort of.

“I was with…I hate to say town regrets, but you know, nerds…we were all there together and there for one thing. We dressed up, we talked about that world and would pretend we were part of that world. It was a magical feeling.”

Chris says that the entire franchise and author J.K. Rowling were huge inspirations to him, too.

“A lot of authors who are in this position where they’re able to talk about works that inspire them, they whip out like Tolstoy and maybe some more impressive titles, but it ["Harry Potter"] was [mine]. It captured my attention in a way that had never been captured when I was a kid and the reason I learned how to read.”

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Chris Colfer Wrote Most of 'The Land of Stories' While on the 'Glee' Concert Tour

Chris Colfer Wrote Most of 'The Land of Stories' While on the 'Glee' Concert Tour

Chris Colfer‘s book series, “The Land of Stories“, will forever be one of JJJ‘s favorites.

With the sixth and final book of the series out now, the author is looking back on how the book was made and revealed in a new interview with CBC’s Q podcast that it was quite an interesting story in how he wrote it all.

“I was about 7,” Chris recalls about just when the idea came to him. “My younger sister had just been diagnosed with epilepsy, a very rare form where she had 50 of them an hour. As a way to escape what was going on, I would write.”

“I would daydream about these random adventures that I would rather be having then being stuck in a bad family situation,” he adds. “That’s when the book came to me, fully formed. [The books tell the same story] now, as when I was a kid.”

However, it took some years to actually write it all out — he was actually writing it while on the Glee Concert Tour!

“It was crazy,” Chris admits, but “I had a method. I had a hard time writing on the plane because it would shake and I couldn’t focus on the [computer] screen to write.”

“My method would be that we would see ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, I would run back and write a page; I would run back on stage to sing ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and come back and write another page; then slap on a leotard for ‘Single Ladies’ and then run back and finish the page I was working on.”

What a crazy method! He laughs about it now, though.

“It was crazy, but it kept me on my toes.”

“The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide” is out on book shelves now.

Chris Colfer's 'The Land of Stories' Could Get A Prequel Series!

Chris Colfer's 'The Land of Stories' Could Get A Prequel Series!

Chris Colfer holds up the stack of books of his series, “The Land of Stories”, during his recent book signing in New York City.

The author and actor has just embarked on his book signing tour for the sixth installment of the series, “Worlds Collide”.

During one interview on his press tour, Chris revealed that a sequel or prequel series for the books isn’t out of the question at all.

“I might go back and do a prequel series about the twins’ grandmother when she was a young girl growing up,” Chris shared. “I can always do another spinoff of something or other.”

He adds, “Just because the series is over does not mean ‘The Land of Stories’ is over, and I can say that with confidence.”

Um, we will take 15 prequels and 67 sequels please. Thanks!

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