Chris Colfer of ‘Glee’ to pointer anticipation novel in Ridgewood on Tuesday
WHO: Chris Colfer
WHAT: Signing “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell”
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood; 201-445-0726 or book-ends.com
HOW MUCH: Free with fist of book ($17.99)
It’s not as if Chris Colfer didn’t already have adequate on his plate. Colfer stars as Kurt Hummel on “Glee,” though in a past integrate of years he’s also found time to write dual books and dual screenplays, and to star in a film formed on one of those screenplays. His initial book, “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” will be published Tuesday, and his initial constructed movie, “Struck by Lightning,” will concurrently open in theaters and run as an on-demand pretension after this year.
“I always have a lot of things going on and we keep my tasks secret,” Colfer says as he discusses his chaotic schedule. “The book is something I’ve wanted to do forever, and we finally wrote it final year. I’d contend ‘The Wishing Spell’ is for anyone ages 7 to 20 who likes angel tales, sorcery and books about large adventures.”
The executive characters in “The Wishing Spell” are Alex and Conner Bailey, sister-brother twins who try into a angel story world. They learn that in a Land of Stories, dear angel tales didn’t finish where they – and generations of children – cruise they ended. Goldilocks is a fugitive, for example. Snow White has detained her stepmother, aka a Evil Queen. And so on.
“It was good to tumble into that universe again, given angel tales have been with me given we was unequivocally young,” says Colfer. “That universe has been vital inside me, perplexing to detonate out during any minute. So it was really healing to finally tell a whole story and get all that angel story universe extract out of me.
“The whole thing started when we was a kid,” Colfer continues. “I was really inquisitive. Every time my mom said, ‘And they all lived happily ever after,’ I’d be like, ‘No, no, no. There has to be more. What happened to that person? Did this chairman ever solve her issues with that person?’ we cruise those questions, reading a stories and removing to know a angel story characters, all of that collectively came together in my head, and we wrote this story.”
Now comes a fun part. Colfer is about to fist in a book debate before starting work on Season 4 of “Glee.” The tour’s initial stop? Ridgewood. “I’m so excited,” Colfer says. “I can’t tell we how vehement we am. I’ve been on tours with ‘Glee,’ though to be on debate about this, this book I’ve wanted to write given we was 10 … it’s such a good feeling.”
Beyond “The Wishing Spell,” Colfer’s possess enchanting story continues on. Still only 22, he’s already been nominated for dual Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe, achieved during sold-out “Glee” concerts around a universe and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2011.
“It’s been one ruin of a drum coaster, that’s for sure,” Colfer says. He records that while he appreciates a adore and support of fans, and finds it “amazing” to accept birthday presents from kids in Korea who watch “Glee” and cruise Kurt their favorite character, he doesn’t caring for a paparazzi, a miss of anonymity or a altogether deification of celebrities.