The Land of Stories Tour is coming to a city near you! Visit the store's website for details and contact information about each city's event.
After five years of adventures, The Land of Stories series is finally wrapping up, with author Chris Colfer set to publish the last book this summer.
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, the highly anticipated conclusion to the best-selling book series, once again follows siblings Connor and Alex as they deal with the various fairy tale heroes and villains no longer being confined to their worlds. So with trouble brewing in New York City, the twins must figure out how to right the balance of the human and the fairy tale world.
“The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide was by far the most difficult book I’ve ever written,” Colfer tells EW....
Imagine, if you will, the Pillsbury Doughboy with Peter Brady’s haircut and Truman Capote’s voice. Add a sprinkling of the fear of being touched and the social anxiety of a shy Chihuahua. That was me at 18, and in December 2008, that guy decided it was a good idea to take a trip to New York City all by himself...
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Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales was just released, but he’s already looking ahead to future literary projects. In a conversation with actress and children’s book author Amanda Peet at EW PopFest on Sunday, Colfer spoke about his new book Stranger Than Fanfiction, due March 7, 2017, and the next release in his The Land of Stories series.
Chris Colfer talks to Jimmy about his birthday party guest list and the latest book in his Land of Stories series.
BY ADAM LUJAN • @ADAMLUJAN
Golden Globe winner and best-selling author Chris Colfer kicks off his latest book tour on Tuesday to celebrate the release of The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, the penultimate installment in his fairy tale series. The tour is set to include brand new activities for readers, including costume and trivia contests, making its first stop in New York City.
Before setting out on his author’s odyssey, Colfer chatted with EW about all things Land of Stories – from his dream Harry Pottercrossover to the inclusion of LGBT fairy tale characters to the upcoming sixth and final book. He also touched on his post-Gleeacting projects, including an update on the Noel Coward biopic, his upcoming role in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and if he’d ever reunite with former Glee boss Ryan Murphy on Scream Queens orAmerican Horror Story.
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor Chris Colfer as he discusses the highly anticipated continuation of the "Land of Stories" series, "The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey." In the book, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories! Interview at AOL HQ in NYC for AOL BUILD.
By Andrea Delbanco
Chris Colfer is a man of many talents. He sings, acts, and writes a wildly successful book series, The Land of Stories. Book 5 hits bookstores today. Though he vowed not to reveal any secrets, Colfer talked to TFK about The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey and his inspiration for its fantastic fairy-tale world.
TFK: How do you keep getting new ideas for books in this series?
CHRIS COLFER: I’m so lucky, because the ideas for the books have always really been with me. I came up with most of the ideas for the series when I was a kid. Whenever I get something new; the things I see on the street—anything from statues to buildings; anything that I read—all these inspire me. I get inspired a lot by history too.
TFK: How long does it typically take you to write a book? What’s the process like?
COLFER: I wrote most of the books while I was filming the TV show Glee, so I didn’t have much free time. I would try to write as much as possible with the very little time I had. If I added up all the spare hours—here and there and weekends and an hour or two after work at the end of the day—I probably wrote each book in about two to three months. I wish I had more of a process than I do. I like to outline everything chapter by chapter, and then I let the characters in my head do all the talking.
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Many know Chris Colfer for his Golden Globe-winning role as Kurt Hummel on the hit TV musical series “Glee,” but you may not know he is also a New York Times best-selling author! Now the actor is out with the fifth installment in his “Land of Stories” series, “An Author’s Odyssey.” He says his kids are his harshest critics: “They have no filter whatsoever; if they don’t like a sentence they will tell you right to your face.”
BY ISABELLA BIEDENHARN • @ISABELLA324
Glee alum Chris Colfer has written the fifth book in his best-selling The Land of Stories series — which has been translated into a whopping 19 languages — and EW is proud to give you a sneak peek at the title and cover of the next installment.
“Alex and Conner have traveled into the realms of fairy-tales and classic literature, but An Author’s Odyssey is their first adventure in a world created from their own imaginations,” Colfer tells EW. “Like a screenwriter, Conner has the exciting — and sometimes nerve-racking! — experience of seeing the characters and stories he has created come to life. The series has inspired so many kids around the world to read and I hope this fifth book will encourage readers to write their own stories, too.”
The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey hits shelves July 12...