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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!

Jessie Paege Curates Self Love Playlist For New Book & Announces A Second Book Coming Next Year!

Jessie Paege Curates Self Love Playlist For New Book & Announces A Second Book Coming Next Year!

Jessie Paege is having an amazing day today — she just released her brand new book, “Hey, It’s Okay To Be You”!

The digital creator and actress actually created a fun self-love playlist in support of her new book, and called on your fave celebs to contribute their favorite feel good songs.

Celebs like Teala Dunn, Niki & Gabi, Gigi Gorgeous, Derek Hough, Eva Gutowski, Aidan Alexander, Jordan Doww, Alisha Marie, Jess Conte and more all have songs on the playlist. Check it out below!

On top of that, Jessie also just announced that she has a second book coming!

It’s called “Think Beyond Pink” and will empower readers to cut through negativity, flex their imaginations, and find the chill they need to be their boldest selves.

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Win a FREE 'Expelled' Book & Camera Prize Pack!

Win a FREE 'Expelled' Book & Camera Prize Pack!

We’re kicking off November with a brand new giveaway!

JJJ‘s teamed up with author Jimmy Patterson for a super cool contest with his new book, “Expelled”.

One (1) lucky reader will win a copy of the new book, which is out in bookstores now, plus a Podo Hands-Free Camera.

“Expelled” centers on how Will Foster’s Twitter account used to be anonymous — until someone posted The Photo that got him and three other students expelled, and possibly ruined their futures forever. But who took the picture, and why are they being targeted?

To uncover the truth, Will gets close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the bad girl, the class clown, the vice principal, and… his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding, and even worse�what do they know about each other? The terrible truth will haunt them forever.

Check out how to enter below!

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Maddie Ziegler Has More Ideas For Even More Fiction Books (Exclusive)

Maddie Ziegler Has More Ideas For Even More Fiction Books (Exclusive)

Just this week, Maddie Ziegler launched her first fiction book with “The Audition” — and she was really excited to be able to write it at such a young age.

“It was awesome to getting to write a fiction series,” the 15-year-old dancer and actress told JJJ in a recent interview. “I never thought that I’d get to write a book at all.”

She adds, “Getting to do ‘The Maddie Diaries’, which was a memoir, that was insane. That was already such a huge accomplishment for myself and then the publishing house came to me about the fiction series and that was incredible.”

Maddie says that after writing the first in her fiction series, she’s now thinking about other ideas for more books.

“There are plenty of books that I now see myself writing in the future and there are plenty of ideas for that, but for the first ones, it had to be about dance,” she shared. “Dance is my life.”

“I’ve done it since I was two-years-old and it is the thing I know the most. I’m very honored that I got this opportunity to write about dance.”

Maddie‘s “The Audition” is out now and available wherever books are sold.

J.K. Rowling's Original 'Harry Potter' Pitch Unveiled - Read It Here!

J.K. Rowling's Original 'Harry Potter' Pitch Unveiled - Read It Here!

We’ve all heard the story about author JK Rowling‘s pitch for Harry Potter being rejected not just once, or twice, but 12 times before Bloomsbury said yes — and now, the original pitch has been revealed!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”, the original pitch has gone on display at the new Harry Potter: A History Of Magic exhibition at London’s British Library and we’re definitely still scratching our heads about how 11 other publishers said no to it — because it’s just as magical as you’d expect!

Check out the first page of the pitch below:

Harry Potter lives with his aunt, uncle and cousin because his parents died in a car-crash – or so he has been told. The Dursleys don’t like Harry asking questions; in fact, they don’t seem to like anything about him, especially the very odd things that keep happening around him (which Harry himself can’t explain).

The Dursleys’ greatest fear is that Harry will discover the truth about himself, so when letters start arriving for him near his eleventh birthday, he isn’t allowed to read them. However, the Dursleys aren’t dealing with an ordinary postman, and at midnight on Harry’s birthday the gigantic Rubeus Hagrid breaks down the door to make sure Harry gets to read his post at last. Ignoring the horrified Dursleys, Hagrid informs Harry that he is a wizard, and the letter he gives Harry explains that he is expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a month’s time.

To the Dursleys’ fury, Hagrid also reveals the truth about Harry’s past. Harry did not receive the scar on his forehead in a car-crash; it is really the mark of the great dark sorcerer Voldemort, who killed Harry’s mother and father but mysteriously couldn’t kill him, even though he was a baby at the time. Harry is famous among the witches and wizards who live in secret all over the country because Harry’s miraculous survival marked Voldemort’s downfall.

So Harry, who has never had friends or family worth the name, sets off for a new life in the wizarding world. He takes a trip to London with Hagrid to buy his Hogwarts equipment (robes, wand, cauldron, beginners’ draft and potion kit) and shortly afterwards, sets off for Hogwarts from Kings Cross Station (platform nine and three quarters) to follow in his parents’ footsteps.

Harry makes friends with Ronald Weasley (sixth in his family to go to Hogwarts and tired of having to use second-hand spellbooks) and Hermione Granger (cleverest girl in the year and the only person in the class to know all the uses of dragon’s blood). Together, they have their first lessons in magic – astronomy up on the tallest tower at two in the morning, herbology out in the greenhouses where the…

Val Chmerkovskiy Writes Memoir Due Out in March 2018

Val Chmerkovskiy Writes Memoir Due Out in March 2018

Make some room on your bookshelves for Val Chmerkovskiy‘s upcoming memoir.

The Dancing With The Stars pro dancer, and two-time champ, will be dropping his first book in March 2018, Gossip Cop reports.

Titled “I’ll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars”, the memoir will chronicle his beginnings and his rise to fame on the hit ABC show.

Published by HarperCollins, the upcoming book “illuminates his soul, revealing a deep, thoughtful person who channels his emotions and socially conscious views through his art. The beloved dance champion and choreographer assesses his life and career so far � where he’s come from and where he hopes to go.”

Inside Val‘s book, you’ll find poetry that he’s written, as well as 16 pages of never-before-seen photographs. Val‘s brother Maks even wrote the foreward.

Can’t wait to read it!