The Writing Life: Chris Colfer of 'Glee' inspired by fairy tales

The television star mines childhood fascination in writing 'The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.' When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet who is unabashedly himself on the hit TV show "Glee." Colfer's star had risen so fast in the year he'd starred on the Fox comedy that a literary agent asked him to pen his autobiography — an endeavor Colfer had the good sense to decline because it was so premature. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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'Just Write Your Own Fairy Tale': Chris Colfer on His 'Land of Stories' Series

At BookExpo, actor turned writer Chris Colfer spoke with 'NYTBR' editor Pamela Paul about the paperback release of the sixth and final book in his bestselling The Land of Stories series. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Feminist Fairy Tales’: Authors Talk About Writing ‘Other Kinds of Books’

An interest in ‘how women reframe stories in a feminist framework’ and more was part of the discussion in a Market Focus Indonesia panel at the London Book Fair earlier this month. Editor’s Note: As we look today at comments from women authors, particularly in the Indonesian market, we’d like to... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH joins forces with Sandhurst to publish 'inspirational book of life lessons'

Penguin Random House has joined forces with Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to publish an "inspirational book of life lessons" this Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 12:52:30 UTC ]
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Walker signs Sir Chris Hoy to inspire young readers

Sir Chris Hoy is publishing a new non-fiction book for children with Walker Books called Be Amazing! to show young readers nothing is impossible. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-30 05:49:35 UTC ]
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HCG acquires fairy tale picture book from Sardà, Dahman and Digard

Hachette Children's Group has acquired the first collaboration on a picture book between France-based author team Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted illustrator Júlia Sardà: The Wolf’s Secret. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-15 02:56:28 UTC ]
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S&S Children's lands Nutcracker-inspired tale by Katherine Woodfine

Simon & Schuster Children's UK has snapped up a new full-colour gift book, A Dancer’s Dream, by Katherine Woodfine.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-14 14:58:25 UTC ]
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In ‘The Reckless Oath We Made,’ an unlikely fairy tale unfolds in Kansas

Bryn Greenwood’s novel follows a drug dealer and a man who believes he’s a knight. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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PRH Children’s acquires Vincent’s Fairy Tales for Millennials

Penguin Random House UK Children’s has bought world rights to 12 fairy tale retellings by Bruno Vincent, author of the Enid Blyton for Grown-ups series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-05 19:08:41 UTC ]
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A Day in the Life of Chris Ware's 'Rusty Brown'

The first volume of Ware’s latest graphic novel chronicles life’s biggest themes and smallest moments over the course of a single day. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Are So Many Women Rewriting Fairy Tales?

Peg Alford Pursell’s second book, A Girl Goes Into the Forest, contains a collection of 67 short stories exploring moments in the lives of women. Pursell’s first book, Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, was recognized as a 2017 Indies finalist and a finalist and honorable mention in fiction... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-07-25 11:00:57 UTC ]
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Morpurgo pens refugee tale inspired by Jonathan Swift

HarperCollins Children’s Books will this autumn publish a Michael Morpurgo book about a refugee from Afghanistan, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-03 19:34:21 UTC ]
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Syrian refugee inspired tale sells to HCG

Hachette Children’s Group has acquired a picture book inspired by the refugee crisis in Syria by Rachel Ip and Anneli Bray. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JKP to publish autistic teen activist's 'inspiring guide to life'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has commissioned "an inspiring guide to life" from Siena Castellon, an autistic teen activist who won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Hero Award for her advocacy work and anti-bullying campaigning. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Margaret Atwood Is Writing a Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Following two years in which Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel saw a skyrocketing in readership and new cultural relevance, both on television and in society at large, the author has announced 'The Testaments,' due September 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orion to publish Italian tale of love and war inspired by true events

Orion is publishing a story of love, war, family and betrayal, based on the true story of a little-known massacre in Civitella, Italy during the Second World War.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: How Real Life Inspires Writers

'Show Daily at BookExpo' asked all six of the Adult Buzz authors what inspired their books. Here are their answers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Alderman and Dawson to write Doctor Who tales

Naomi Alderman and Juno Dawson are both contributing to Penguin Random House's Doctor Who publishing this autumn, celebrating the debut of Jodie Whittaker as the "Thirteenth Doctor". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Usborne buys 'dark and twisting' fairy tale

Usborne has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to The Peculiar Peggs of Riding Woods, a dark fairy tale by TV production coordinator Samuel J Halpin. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chris Brookmyre and Maris Haetzman on writing crime together

Author Chris Brookmyre and his wife Dr Marisa Haetzman, discuss writing a historical crime series together under the pseudonym Ambrose Parry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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