But the only way the second part will be published is if the first one is successful, she said.
Cournoyer said she’s hoping readers will enjoy it.
Some readers are already praising her work.
One woman posted a comment on Cournoyer’s professional Facebook page that read, “OMG! The book is amazing!!!! I want part 2!!!!!!! I finished it tonight. It was really FANTASTIC Brittany!!!!! I can’t say enough about it. It kept me on the edge wanting more!!!!”
Cournoyer said she looks up to women like J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter series, and Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight books.
She knows she likely won’t find the kind of fame those women did, but she’s fine with that, she said.
“I’ve always wanted to be a writer, so just the fact that my work is out there for other people to enjoy is exciting,” she said.
And maybe her books can be an inspiration for teens who are struggling to find their way in the world, Cournoyer said.
There’s a lesson to be learned from “Ultimate Betrayals.”
“Being a teenager can be tough, and sometimes bad things happen,” the author said. “But you can get through it and learn from it.”