Sunday, September 28, 2008

Introducing guest blogger Courtney Summers, YA author extraordinaire!

In the coming months you'll be seeing several guest-bloggers joining me here on the Swivet. I've always enjoyed having co-bloggers, even if just on a temporary basis, and I thought it would be fun to have folks involved in the book industry - booksellers, authors, editors, agents, etc. - come through here occasionally to talk a little about what they do and why they do it.

Our first guest blogger is YA author and FinePrint client Courtney Summers. Courtney is the author of the forthcoming novel Cracked Up To Be. (Some of you may remember that I've mentioned Courtney and her book before.) To add to the excitement, Courtney's second book sale was just announced in Publishers Marketplace:
Courtney Summers's SOME GIRLS ARE, pitched as Mean Girls meets Heathers, a dark tale of high school rivalry in which vicious rumors and nasty tricks are the currency that buy you popularity or seal your fate at the bottom of the social food chain, to Sara Goodman at St. Martin's, in a nice deal, for publication in Winter 2010, by Amy Tipton at FinePrint Literary Management (World English).
And in her own words:
Courtney Summers lives in Canada, where she spends a lot of time planning for the zombie apocalypse to the point where she just thinks it should hurry up and happen already. Also writing books. Her first novel, Cracked Up to Be, is due out January 2009 from St. Martin's Press. She keeps a blog over here and when she's not writing, she's thinking about doing it. Or eating. Or sleeping.
Courtney's going to be popping in here every couple of weeks up from now until the publication date of her book; she'll be writing about the process of getting published and being a YA author. I hope you'll welcome her!

3 comments:

Little Willow said...
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Little Willow said...

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers is phenomenal. I can't wait until its release so that I may share it with eager readers and other bloggers.

Joya said...

This is so cool! I'm really looking forward to all her updates. :)