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Chris Colfer Lands Deal for YA Novel

Following his middle grade debut, Glee actor Chris Colfer will be publishing a young-adult novel called Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release this title in the US on November 20th.

Struck by Lightning was based on a screenplay Colfer (pictured, via) wrote. PerezHilton.com reports that the film, which stars Colfer in the role of Carson Phillips, features a “coming-of-age comedy” storyline. The movie will be hitting theaters later this year after the book release. Follow this link to view the official movie trailer.

Colfer had this statement in the release: “When production wrapped on Struck By Lightning, I wasn’t ready to say good-bye to these characters and was thrilled when Little, Brown asked me to adapt the story into a novel. I felt the best way to tell Carson’s story was through his critical eyes in a journal he kept the last months of his life. So  this is a story about adolescence, told through the eyes of a teenager, for other teenagers.”

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Chris Colfer Inks Deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Glee star Chris Colfer has signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. His middle grade novel, The Land of Stories, will be released in summer 2012. A publication date for the untitled follow-up has not been announced.

Deputy publisher Andrew Smith and editorial director Alvina Ling negotiated the deal with literary agent Rob Weisbach of Rob Weisbach Creative Management. Ling will edit the book. The video embedded above features Colfer performing a duet with his Glee co-star Darren Criss.

Here’s more from the press release: “A fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales, The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner Bailey. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they comeface-to-face with the characters they grew up reading about.”

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