Chris Colfer promoting his new book #StrangerThanFanfiction

Friday, March 03, 2017

Chris Colfer's letter to fans on the release of "Stranger Than Fanfiction"
Hello readers,
I hope you enjoy my latest YA novel, Stranger Than Fanfiction. It features a group of friends who are faced with big life choices and powerful secrets—each one distinct in his or her own way, much like the amazing fans I’ve met in my travels. I don’t think it will shock anyone when I confess that my own “coming of age” years were different than most American teenagers. Being plucked from a conservative small town and thrust into the spotlight of a hit television show introduced me to unique challenges, privileges, and insights. Those experiences have given me a great opportunity to bring an unusual perspective to YA fiction—and I couldn’t be more grateful for the chance!
Chris Colfer

Actor and author Chris Colfer joins us on #TheTrend to discuss his new book #Strangerthanfanfiction

"Was too busy promoting #StrangerThanFanfiction last night to mention my undying love for #StrangersWithCandy @colbertlateshow"

"@JeremyParsonsTV Today @chriscolfer has a new book & new details about future show #Indigo! Plus a #Glee #TBT On #PeopleNow STREAM"

Chris Colfer’s full “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” interview (March 1, 2017)

"I guess I didn’t really think I had a good voice because I think—on the show [“Glee”], my character’s always made fun of for singing and always had to compete with, you know, really powerful female performers. So I guess I just got a little self-conscious, I thought, “Oh, well, I’m not that great of a singer if there’s always being a joke made out of it.”"
— Chris Colfer when asked by Stephen Colbert “Why aren’t you singing all the time? You have the voice of an angel.”

"I’ve waited until the release of this book [“Stranger Than Fanfiction”] to let people know this, but I was actually an avid fanfiction writer when I was a kid. […] I wrote a screenplay for a “Xena: Warrior Princess” movie, I adapted “Wicked The Musical” to a screenplay, and I wrote “Candyland The Musical.”"
— Chris Colfer on writing fanfiction

"I’d like to thank Rob Weisbach, Alvina Ling, Alla Plotkin, Melanie Chang, Megan Tingley, Derek Kroeger, Will Sherrod, Heather Manzutto, Rachel Karten, Nikki Garcia, Jerry Maybrook, Joey Garcia, Kheryn Callender, Collyn Dungey, Fox Benwall, Jen Graham, Karina Granda, Ruiko Tokunaga, and all my friends and family. And, of course, to all the writers of fanfiction my likeness and I have had the privilege of being included in. Thank you for the inspiration…and for describing me with abs."
— Chris Colfer’s “Acknowledgments” in Stranger Than Fanfiction

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