This May End Badly
This May End Badly follows Doe, a senior at an all-girls boarding school whose life has revolved around a century-long rivalry with the boy’s school across the street. When she embarks on a fake-dating scheme to get under her worst enemy’s skin, she must contend with the lies she’s told, as well as the future of her beloved school.
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: April 12, 2022
"“The bitingly hilarious, heartfelt This May End Badly takes your favorite fake dating trope and adds plenty of downright delightful shenanigans that’ll have readers tearing through the pages. If you’re looking for a ship to root for, then jump aboard, mateys.”
—Emma Lord, bestselling author of You Have a Match
“Markum takes no prisoners in this stunning debut.”
—Ashley Schumacher, author of Indie Next pick, Amelia Unabridged"
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Samantha Markum was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where she got her great literary start writing Newsies fan fiction in middle school. She went to high school and college in Florida, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, just so she could complain about how much she missed In-N-Out once she left. She currently lives in her hometown, where she spends most of her time hanging out with her family, being made fun of by her cousins, and getting in bed before the sun has set so her friends can FaceTime her and say, “You’re already in bed?!”