In 2012, Colfer dedicated his first published novel to her, and quoted her: "Christopher, I think you should wait until you're done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer." The next year, Colfer began attending Clovis East High School, where he was involved with the speech and debate program, and won "many speech and debate champion titles", including placing ninth in the State Competition for Dramatic Interpretation.
He was also active in the drama club, the FFA, "was president of the Writer's Club, editor of the school's literary magazine, and captain of Destination Imagi Nation".
It debuted at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list, and by the end of 2013 it had spent eleven weeks in the top fifteen for Children’s Middle Grade books.
The picture book, written by Colfer and illustrated by Brandon Dorman, The Curvy Tree was released on October 2015, and is based on a short original fairy tale of the same name, which Colfer first told in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.
Colfer auditioned for the part of Artie Abrams, who uses a wheelchair, a role which eventually went to Kevin Mc Hale.
and in the process, scrapped a planned character called Rajish so they could add Kurt.
The film, which will costar Ron Perlman, is described as "a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldn't be more different." The film’s director, Henry F.
There have been a couple of times when I have gone to Ryan Murphy and told him a couple of things that have happened to me, and then he writes it into the show.On June 8, 2011, Colfer signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company to write two novels for children.The series follows twins Alex and Conner as they magically travel through a cherished book of stories and have adventures in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the hit television singing series Glee (2009–15).Colfer's portrayal of Kurt has received critical praise for which he has been the recipient of several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards which debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.