Chris Colfer Takes His Talents Beyond the TV Screen

Emily Abbate

chris colferChris Colfer, better known as Glee's Kurt Hummel, has done quite a lot in his life for a 21-year-old. He's been on Broadway, won a Golden Globe Award, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Now, during the Glee off-season, the actor is adding one other thing to his resume: author.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Colfer signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Sure, I've heard the smack talking about my favorite Gleek. People say he wouldn't have been so "lucky" if he wasn't playing TV's token gay teen. Well, let me tell you something. Untalented people don't sing, act, and land book deals. Chris Colfer's the real deal, people.

The first book Colfer's working on, entitled The Land of Stories, will follow the adventures of a set of twins, combing fairy tales in a modern setting. The second book, which is yet-to-be-titled, will follow.

Sure, tons of D-list "celebrities" have had their turn at putting pen to paper. There are Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww, who both have books on the shelves. Real Housewives of New York leading lady Teresa Giudice doesn't exactly have Hemingway potential, but her book was on The New York Times Bestseller list.

The difference between Colfer and these "stars," though, is that Colfer isn't simply counting on a well-paid ghost writer to peddle his own brand of celebrity gossip like most of these wannabes. He's doing the writing himself. The star also recently wrote a Disney Channel pilot based on the children's book The Little Leftover Witch as well as an independent feature film, which he plans to star in, called Struck by Lightning.

The man has found something to be passionate about and it's something that he's clearly GOOD at besides his acting and singing, which once again showcases his unmistakable talent. To all those who say he's just getting credit for the stereotypes he breaks on TV, clearly you've got another thing coming.

Are you surprised Chris Colfer has landed a book deal?

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