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Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

Sold in translation in 26 languages

Film rights to 20th Century Fox with Colfer adapting and directing, and 21 Laps (Arrival, Stranger Things) producing


“There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of.”― USA Today


Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this imaginative, fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines the modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy-tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.


Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning, Emmy and SAG Award nominated actor, #1 New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and producer. Colfer has been included in the TIME 100, Time Magazine's distinguished annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

Colfer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Land of Stories, a fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales. The multimillion copy series has been translated into twenty-six languages around the world and has expanded to include picture books, audiobooks, companion chapter books, and soon, a graphic novel.

Colfer has recently teamed with Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps to adapt The Land of Stories for the big screen, beginning with The Wishing Spell, the first book in the series. In addition to penning the screenplay, The Wishing Spell will mark Colfer’s directorial debut.

The Wishing Spell debuted in 2012 as a #1 New York Times bestseller and spent five consecutive weeks on the list. Two instant bestselling books followed: The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns in 2013 and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning in 2014. Colfer’s fourth book, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom, was released in July 2015 and debuted at #1, as did the fifth installment, The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, which debuted in July 2016. In addition, Colfer recently released The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales, which contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus a survival guide to the Land of Stories.

On July 11, 2017, the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, debuted at #1 on the New York Times series bestseller list.  Colfer’s first picture book The Curvy Tree, inspired by a tale in The Land of Stories, was released in Fall 2015, as was Adventures from the Land of Stories Boxed Set, which includes two original companion volumes featuring characters from the series: Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty and The Mother Goose Diaries. An action-packed graphic novel featuring outlaw and fan favorite, Goldilocks, will be released in 2018.  Stranger Than Fanfiction, Colfer’s second young adult novel, also a New York Times bestseller, was released on February 28, 2017. 

Colfer has partnered with Sonar Entertainment to develop the sci-fi drama series Indigo, which he created and is set to star in and executive produce, as well as direct the pilot. The project explores the mysterious world of Indigo children, who are often misdiagnosed but in fact believed to possess extraordinary paranormal abilities, and the dark forces out to exploit them.  

Colfer recently appeared in Julie Andrews’ Netflix show Julie’s Greenroom, which aims to introduce children to various aspects of the performing arts. The show debuted in March of 2017.

In the Summer of 2016 Colfer appeared in Fox Searchlight’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, a big screen extension of the hit television series.

In Spring 2015, Colfer wrapped the sixth and final season of the popular Golden Globe® and SAG award winning series, Glee. His performance as Kurt Hummel has earned him a Golden Globe®, a SAG nomination, as well as two consecutive Emmy® nominations, three People’s Choice Awards, and two Teen Choice Awards.

In January 2013, Colfer starred in the independent film Struck By Lightning, which he also wrote and executive produced. Brian Dannelly (Saved) directed the coming-of-age comedy which also stars Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Rebel Wilson. The film made way for Colfer’s first young adult novel Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, which like the movie, follows Carson Phillips, an outcast high school senior who dreams of becoming an editor of The New Yorker.

A native of California, Colfer currently resides in Los Angeles. 


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2013.


More praise for The Land of Stories series:

“There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of.”― USA Today

“It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise.”― The New York Times Book Review

“In The Land of Stories, Colfer showcases his talent for crafting fancifully imaginative plots and multidimensional characters.” ― Los Angeles Times

“Captivating.” ― Teen Vogue

“A magical debut.” ― Family Circle

“It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures.” ― Publishers Weekly

“Adults will appreciate references to Hans Christian Andersen and other classic tales, while children will just appreciate good stories on their own terms.” — School Library Journal


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The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

A Barnes & Noble Best Kids’ Book of 2012


 After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2014.


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The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning


 In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.

Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?

When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.

The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2014.


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The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms


Fairy tales are just the beginning.

The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him... except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.

With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains!

So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late?

Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms—now in paperback!

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2015.


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2015.


The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey


The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories! 

When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2017.


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The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide


The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters—heroes and villains—are no longer confined within their world!

With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?

Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2017.


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Adventures from The Land of Stories Boxed Set, 2015

Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty

The Mother Goose Diaries


Featuring Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood, fan favorite characters in the Land of Stories series, this boxed set is a must-have for new and old fans alike. 

From New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes two new books about two beloved characters, Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood. Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five hundred years take readers on a journey to learn buried secrets; and the young queen gives us her take on politics, government, health, love, and of course, what it means to be royalty.


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2017.


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The Curvy Tree, 2015

Illustrated by Brandon Dorman


“Sweet and uplifting. This picture-book addition to Colfer's The Land of Stories tales will immediately attract young readers....” ― Booklist


 The debut picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer.

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who didn't quite fit in. When she runs away, she happens upon a curvy tree who helps her understand the importance of being different! This picture book stands alone, but also plays an important role in the Land of Stories series--making this a must-have book for fans and new readers alike!


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2015.


Struck by lightning


Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.

At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.


Based on Chris Colfer’s original screenplay for Struck By Lightning, the major motion picture released by Tribeca Films.


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Atom Books, and Hachette Audio in 2012 and 2013.


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Stranger Than Fanfiction


“[Colfer] has a flair for combining poignancy and hilarity so that readers find themselves laughing even as their hearts break a little bit.” ― Booklist


Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime—but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.

In this touching novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2017.


More praise for Stranger than Fanfiction:

“This quick read touches on many current trends, using teen jargon and references while also tackling identity issues of gender, race, and sexuality, among others.” ― School Library Journal