Internet, I have great news. Unless you hate my writing. In which case I have very bad news and I am so terribly sorry for what I’m about to share with you.
From Publishers Marketplace:
SOME GIRLS ARE and CRACKED UP TO BE author Courtney Summers’s gritty story of one girl’s attempt to make sense of her father’s untimely death, to Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s, in a two-book deal, by Amy Tipton at Signature Literary Agency (World English).
So I have known about this since December and I’ve spent all that time since uhm trying to meet my deadline, but also trying to figure out what to say when I was given the okay to announce it.
I am grateful to Amy, who got this ball rolling in June 2007, and keeps it rolling. She is a true advocate and I love working with her. I love how she makes me think outside the box. I’m absolutely THRILLED I get to continue working with Sara and St. Martin’s Press. Over the course of two books, Sara’s magical editorial eye (seriously it is actually magical) has helped me grow as a writer and I can’t wait to shape books 3 and 4 (!) with her. I am especially grateful to my family because living with a writer is hard and to my friends because boy do they put up with a lot, especially when I am complaining to them about how my family doesn’t understand how hard it is to be a writer.
Nothing in this business is a given. I feel very fortunate to be part of this awesome YA community. It astounds and humbles and inspires me every day. I don’t have ENOUGH thanks for all the people who make it what it is and I’m so glad I will have the opportunity to share more of my crazy stories with you. And I hope you will consider reading them when they come out! And I must also thank you so so much for the support you have shown Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are.
I am very excited about this third book and I will be excited about book four too, just as soon as I know what it is about. But book 3, I can promise (at least at this point), is pretty dark and it is about how grief is not a beautiful thing.
I can’t really say much else about it at this point except maybe that I would HATE to be a character in a Courtney Summers novel.
Hee hee hee.