and Paul Chi
July 30, 2012 12:00 PM

The 22-year-old Glee star’s been living one; now he’s written one too.

WHAT INSPIRED THE LAND OF STORIES?

My mom use to read me fairy tales, and I’d constantly ask what else happened to the characters. She’d say, “I’m not the Brothers Grimm!” So when I was 10, I started writing my own stories about Snow White, Sleeping Beauty. It was an escape.

FROM WHAT?

My sister [Hannah, 16] was really ill. She suffers from epilepsy. Then with Glee, fame’s difficult to deal with, so I started thinking about the stories again.

WHO’S THE BOOK FOR?

It’s dedicated to my grandma, because she was my editor [when I was a kid]. She’d grammar- and spell-check and throw away chapters if she thought I could do better! But I hope the book gets into the hands of kids who need an escape like I did.

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