Saturday, September 8, 2018

0 Courtney Summers, author of SADIE, on emotionally devastating her readers

We're deleighted to have Courtney Summers here to share more about her latest novel, SADIE.

Courtney, what do you hope readers will take away from SADIE?

I feel strongly that whatever readers take away from my novels is between them and its pages.

What's your writing ritual like? Do you listen to music? Work at home or at a coffee shop or the library, etc?


I do most of my writing at night, in my room, and I always listen to music while I do it. I envy writers who can work at coffee shops but I’m just too easily distracted. I’d be constantly people-watching and ordering food.

What are you working on now?

I keep my WIPs under my hat, but readers can expect a story that will leave them emotionally devastated.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sadie
by Courtney Summers
Hardcover
Wednesday Books
Released 9/4/2018

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial―like podcast following the clues she's left behind.

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada in 1986 and currently resides in a small town not far from there. At age 14, and with her parents' blessing, Courtney dropped out of high school to pursue her education independently. At age 18, she wrote her first novel and never looked back. Her first book, Cracked Up to Be, was published in 2008, when she was 22. To date, she has authored five novels and is best known for her unapologetic, difficult female protagonists. In 2016, Courtney was named one of Flare Magazine's 60 under 30.

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Have you had a chance to read SADIE yet? Are you able to work in coffee shops? Or do you need to be distraction free? Share your thoughts about the interview in the comments!

Happy Reading,

Jocelyn, Halli, Martina, Erin, Susan, Shelly, Kelly, Laura, Emily, and Lori Ann

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