It’s All About the Books!


The Unbelievables Series News

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in YA fiction!

Beckett Publishing Group acquired the second book in The Unbelievables series (the sequel to TGWIG) with a publication date of fall 2017.

My publisher is also making TGWIG’s Kindle free for a very limited time: May 19, June 30 and July 1. If anyone doesn’t have a copy of the e-book, keep those dates in mind and head over to TGWIG’s Kindle page.

I’m planning on writing a Middle Grade short story for an MWA contest featuring Kat Preston as a tween. It will involve her and the ghosts. Hoping to get a first draft done this month.

The Six Train to Wisconsin Series News

I’m still laboring through line edits on the sequel.

It does finally have a title, though! It ended up being the same as my working title. My editor and I agreed that we wanted to keep it similar to the first book and once again hint at the journey Oliver and Kai would be taking.

Drumroll please…

Highway Thirteen to Manhattan

I’m hard at work on the cover design concept with my amazing cover designer. As soon as I have that finalized, I’ll share that with you too.

I may be updating The Six Train to Wisconsin’s cover this fall with the new release because I want to have a cohesive theme to my covers. I’ve spent hours looking at book covers and imagining how certain images could carry through the whole series.

I’m also deciding which of my original photos will be in the paperback and what the bonus content will be. I’m leaning toward reader discussion questions and deleted scenes because I had one I really hated cutting.








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26 Responses to It’s All About the Books!

  1. Congratulations, Kourtney!

  2. Congrats on being a finalist! Well-deserved. 😀

  3. WOW! So much great news.
    Coordinating covers is a smart marketing move. Seems like questions for book club/discussions is a selling point these days. I love the idea of cut scenes – kids can relate to that as it is common with movies now and writers who read will enjoy seeing behind the scenes, too

    • Thanks. Glad you agree. Last book I had the original short story, but this one I didn’t start that way so I was thinking what else can I share? Then I remembered a few beloved scenes that didn’t make it in. 🙂

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Congrats on your progress! And I love the second Six Train book’s title. 🙂

  5. diannegray says:

    This is fantastic, Kourtney. Congratulations! 😀

  6. Aquileana says:

    Congrats on being National Indie Finalist, dear Kourt… I am proud to know you and can even feel your excitement… 💠🌀
    Very good luck with `Highway Thirteen to Manhattan´… Being you involved I can´t but say that The best is about to come… Sending love, Aquileana

  7. jmmcdowell says:

    Here’s hoping Kat takes the win! 🙂 And I love the title for Six Train’s sequel!

  8. Congratulations. I’ve been trying to find contests for soft core crime/mystery…the mystery contests are every where, but the cozies always win.

  9. I am so pleased everything is going to plan and is on track.. And Congratulations on being a finalist in NIEA.. How wonderful is that! 🙂

    You have my Drum rolling for you Kourtney 🙂 🙂
    Love and Hugs Sue ❤

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