Chris Colfer, also known as Kurt Hummel in Fox’s hit series Glee, wrote a children’s novel called The Land of Stories and recently released the book America-wide. The actor’s first book is about twins Alex and Connor, who find themselves swallowed by their favorite book of fairy tales, all of a sudden face-to-face with fictional characters they’ve only imagined.
Colfer, 22, says he came up with the books idea as a very curious child who always questioned the fairy tales his mom read to him. He shares:
I used to ask, ‘Mommy, who’s the man in the mirror? Why’s he talking to the evil queen? Why’s she so evil? Why does she hate Snow White so much?’ I just tried to clarify the questions that I had as a kid.
He adds that the book came to existence last summer when he was on the Glee world tour.
I was writing constantly in my hotel room and under the stage during performances even, and I’d be singing, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and I’d think of something really witty for Connor to say. Had to run downstairs to the changing booth, type it into my computer, run off and do ‘Single Ladies’ in leotard. It was an interesting summer. I don’t think I’ve mentally recovered from that time.
The actor/singer also shares that he will soon be releasing a sequel to the book, in which the twin characters will be older.