‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Pens New Novel: 25 Celebs Who Became Authors (PHOTOS)
The 22-year-old actor released his first novel, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, on Tuesday and has another installment already in the works. The book, which Colfer started writing since the age of 10, centers on a set of twins who fall down a rabbit hole and land in an enchanted world.
“I was obsessed with fairytales, and I was a very, very inquisitive kid, and I would ask my mom all kinds of questions. It all kind of formed a story in my head, and I really wanted to be a published author when I was 10, but I had a hard time writing a novel when I was 10,” Colfer tells MTV. “So I decided to wait until I was little bit older and then get it done.”
However, he’s not the only celeb who has published their own writings.
Hilary Duff, James Franco, and Tina Fey have all taken breaks from acting to put their thoughts on paper for a book.
Launch the gallery above to see more famous celebrity authors.
Colfer, who’s known for his role of Kurt Hummel in FOX’s hit musical comedy show, is no stranger to writing — he also penned the script for 2012 film, Struck By Lightning.
In addition, he wrote a script for The Little Leftover Witch, a Disney Channel pilot based on Florence Laughlin’s popular book of the same name. The air date has yet to be announced.
Watch Colfer dish about his new career venture in the video below.
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