Books: Gallagher Girls

Will there be a GG5?!
Yes.  The title is OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TIME and it will be in stores on March 13, 2012.

What happens in Out of Sight, Out of Time?!
I can’t tell you everything, of course, but you can read the full official book description here.

How many Gallagher Girl books are you going to write?
Six. Probably. Maybe more or less depending on how the writing goes, but right now I’m thinking six will wrap things up nicely.

What is the order of the Gallagher Girls books?
GG1:  I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU
GG2:  CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY
GG3:  DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER
GG4:  ONLY THE GOOD SPY YOUNG
GG5:  OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TIME
GG6:  To be determined

Did ____ really happen in GG4?
Without spoiling anything, I will say that what Cammie wrote (in the book) is what Cammie meant.  If you read/re-read you should come to the appropriate conclusions.

I have so many questions about GG4!  Where can I ask them?
Chances are they’ve already been asked and answered during our GG4 spoiler chat.  Read all the Qs and As right here.

Where did you get the idea for a girls school for spies (aka The Gallagher Academy) and your Gallagher Girls series?
I actually tell the full story for each of my books under the “Story behind the story” tabs for the books in the books section.  Check it out. 

Who is the girl on the covers of your books?
Actually, it’s all different girls and I don’t know any of their names–sorry. My awesome publisher, Disney-Hyperion, has tried to get the same model for each shoot but so far that hasn’t been possible. For the GG3 cover they actually did some fancy stuff with Photoshop so that the girl’s face is the same from LYKY, but there were technically four different models. 

What does Cammie look like exactly?  Is she tall, average, brunette, blond?
Cammie is average. In every way average. She’s the chameleon, remember? She’s not too tall, too short, too chubby, too thin, too anything. I think she’s probably got light brown hair eyes that change color depending on what she’s wearing. She is, however, prettier than she probably gives herself credit for (but who wouldn’t feel ugly next to Macey or boring next to Bex or fat next to Liz?) 

When will ____ book be published in _____ country?
There is no such thing as a universal international publication date,
but we do our best to keep a list of all of the countries where we have
sold publishing rights.  Please check this list
to see if a publisher in your country has purchased rights.  Then
you’ll need to check with a local bookstore or the local publisher to
determine what the publication date might be.  For more information on
how international publishing works, please read this post.

Why does the uniform change colors on every book? Is that important to the story?
The decision to make the uniforms a different color on each book doesn’t have anything to do with the books or the school. Actually, it’s a little trick that hopefully helps the “look” of the book walk the line between making people recognize it as a Gallagher Girls book but also keeps people from thinking that they’ve read that one before.

So, in other words, ideally people will think: hey, I know those books. But they will also say “my books are blue and green–this red one must be new!”

It’s a thin, thin line and a tough one to walk–that’s why it takes so long to get the GG covers right sometimes. 

There are some pages missing in one of my books.  Help!
Sometimes books are misprinted, but don’t worry.  If you get a misprinted book you simply have to return it to the store where you bought it.  Most stores will happily exchange damaged merchandise for a new copy at no charge.

At the beginning of LYKY Cammie says that she’ll turn 16 next month, but at the beginning of CMH Cammie says she’s still fifteen? How is that possible? When is Cammie’s birthday?
You are very observant. But sort of mistaken. Let me explain.

Cammie writes each book (or each book so far) during the school break that follows the semester in question. 

So Cammie, the narrator, is telling the story of LYKY during winter break–in other words during late December or early January. So when she says “I’ll be sixteen next month” she’s talking about turning sixteen in late January or early February (to tell you the truth, I’ve never really narrowed it down.)

So she actually turned 16 during the course of CMH. Initially, there was a scene in there about her birthday, but it didn’t serve any purpose, so it got cut somewhere along the line.

Did you write Cammie, the main character of your Gallagher Girl series, to be just like you were in high school? 
For starters, Cammie is a ton more intelligent than I am, but the ultimate difference is that I’ve had the life Cammie has dreamed of—two parents who love and support me unconditionally. Cammie has only had half of that. 

But Cammie does have a mother who is her headmistress. My mother was a very popular, very respected teacher at my high school. Teachers’ kids learn very early on that everybody knows them and they can’t get away withanything

Where did you come up with the name Gallagher?
The name Gallagher comes from Gallagher-Iba Arena at my alma mater, Oklahoma State University.

Comments

  1. Just want to say, I started your books when I was 20 I am now 24 and still love to read these books. I work with k-8th grade children and recommend these books all the time! I CANNOT WAIT TIL GG6! I am about to start Heist. The excerpt from GG5 was awesome.

  2. OMG I’m obsessed with the Gallagher Girls Series. Best series I have ever read. I was just wondering if and when there will be a sixth book.

    • Yes
      Ally posted that she is doing the drafts of the sixth book
      some fans say #6 will be out september this year, while other say next year
      whatever happens, i was born to read and read and read
      out of all the books i have read in my lifetime, i would think your books are amazing
      they turn even the most reluctant reader into full- time bookworms
      like lizzie level bookworms
      xxx
      -ruby-

  3. Hi Ally,
    I’m a really big fan of the Gallagher girls. I have not stopped thinking about what the next book would be like. please write a 6th and a 7th and more..
    You are my favourite author. Please come to Auckland, New Zealand if you ever get the time to do so.. I really want to meet you in person..
    I just rad the heist and Gallagher collaboration and I thought it was genius, are you going to make a whole story of that?
    I love your ideas and characters especially Cammie and Zach.(I’m team Zammie all the way!!!)
    Will you ever include the rest of the boys at Blackthorne in your next story?

    Divya.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. When are you planning on releasing the title of the 6th book? Please be soon.

  5. JeAnne-Love says:

    I LOVELOVELOVE the gallagher girls! will there be a 6th book? or is there already one? i’ve been on the edge of my seat since last year to read it!!!

  6. Camryn K. says:

    When do you think you will be able to write GG6.

  7. Kaitlyn Jones says:

    Hello Mrs. Carter,
    I was wondering when their would be a GG6. I know you must be working on it, but can we get the tinist bit of idea when it will be coming out? Please? Thanks!

  8. Nicole says:

    Guys!!!
    the GG6 book is coming out in September!

    • I have read all five and loved them all. I hate that I have to wait for the sixth one to come out. My birthday is in September so maybe I’ll get it for my b-day.

  9. OMG I LOVE THE BOOKS! ME AND MY BEST FRIEND CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM! I REALLY HOPE THE NEW BOOK COMES OUT SOON, I HAVE JUST FINISHED GG5 AND I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!

  10. makayla says:

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE MAKE A NEW ONE!!!!!!!!I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE !!!!!OOOOOO,EVEN A MOVIE WOULD EVEN BETTER!!!!!!IT COULD EVEN BE THE NEXT HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!

  11. makayla says:

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE MAKE A NEW ONE!!!!!!!!I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE !!!!!OOOOOO,EVEN A MOVIE WOULD EVEN BETTER!!!!!!IT COULD EVEN BE THE NEXT HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!

  12. cant wait until the sixth book comes out love it all so so so much
    new career change i told my parents that i want to be in the CIA
    thank you ally c !!!

  13. Emma star says:

    My school had a reading project. And our teacher chose me and some other girls, to read your book I’d tell you i love you but then i’s have to kill you. It was amazing now me and my group are reading all the Gallagher Girls books. We can’t wait till you sixth book comes. WE ARE NOW HUGE FANS! thank you for making the books.

  14. I love the Gallagher Girls series! I am reading the fifth book right now! My sixth grade teacher introduced me to the series. We love Zach… but what happened to Josh? He was such an important character in the first book but after that, he is barely there. So me and my teacher were thinking that maybe Josh finds out that she is a spy and accidently gives her whereabouts away into the wrong hands and then Josh is taken captive for further information. So Cammie has to go on a mission to save Josh while making sure that no one sees her. But by the time she gets there, it is already too late and now, Cammie feels guilty for not being there on time but she also has to deal with the decision of letting word out of Josh’s death some how but risk losing her position or hiding the secret and therefore leading to suspension and possibly a search party. She has no help with her situation, not even from her friends. There is also the fact that if she doesn’t stop moving and changing identities, she will be captured. Things she has are the clothes on her back and all other supplies must be stolen. But through certain things stolen from the Circle, she realizes Josh is deeper into the organization then even he realized.
    ….. Just a scenario.

    • there should toes be a book where its like 5 years later and there all married, bex liz macey cammie(with of corse zach!!) and there all brought together once more to save…um…something!

  15. there should totes be a book where every one is married, bex liz macey and cammie …with of corse zach! and they are all brought together to save something! josh is there because he is now a spy but he still has feelings for Cam!

  16. I would just like to say, I have read the series so many times, I also think the 6th book should be set after they have al left GA and they are all reunited, josh should be the one in some sort of trouble, or he remembered that they are all spy’s and told a lot of people, that’s just my view but I would love to a new book and I am a really big fan x

  17. oh dear, i am reading these books way to fast, what am i going to do until the next book comes out September. Getting my mom to buy them me and saying “I promise i’ll pay you back when i get a job” and still she only got me book 1 and 2 and 3rd one tomorrow :D roll on September 5th<3

  18. is zach god or bad

  19. OMG! i need a 6th book!!! i think i might die! the books r amazing! hope theres gonna be a 6th 1!! they are so cool, i read them all in 2 days and now my mum thinks im mad! Ally, i love u, ur totaly awesome!

  20. Hi! I recently reread this series and thought something was missing. I thought about it and I think I remember reading a part where Cammie had to pretend to be the dead daughter of a crazy old inventions professor. Am I going crazy, did I somehow skip that part, was that part taken out somehow, that was a different book, or something else?

    • Hi Amelia, I don’t remember that in the book, but then again I don’t have the best memory. And at the last part I don’t think she is either. I think she just thinks it would be the best for people she loves.

      XOXO, Alyse

  21. Hello again! Quick question. In the book Out of Sight, Out of Time, in the end with the whole roof scene, is Cammie crazy or drugged? Sorry if I missed that in the book. Thanks! :)

  22. Ally I read your Gallagher Girls series and your Heist Society series also. I really can’t wait for GG #6 to come out in September!! I’ve been reading one book per day (depending on how busy I am) but I love your books! Never ever stop writing!!! You definitely have a gift!!

  23. I absolutely love this series! It shows a whole new light on independent girls! I literally finished the first three books in a week :) can’t wait for the sixth book :)

  24. I wish you could make a movie for the series like The Hunger Games did. I would watch it all the time!

  25. o my gosh I have all the Gallagher girls books I just love the series

  26. Katie Ward says:

    When does GG6 come out????????????????????? #dyinghere pleeeease tell me #cantwait

  27. i love the series so much and wish that i was cammie and in her shoes because it seems to be an awesome life. When will there be a movie?? i would love to see it on the movie and see Josh, Zack, Mr. Solomon, and all the characters.

  28. Did ____ really happen in GG4?
    Without spoiling anything, I will say that what Cammie wrote (in the book) is what Cammie meant. If you read/re-read you should come to the appropriate conclusions.

    ^what does the blank mean??? *

    *BTW I HAVE READ GG4

  29. Movie?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Hey I was wondering when the sixth book will be coming out? And please please make more than six I LOVE this series!!!

  31. when does the 6th book come out and what will it be called???? i think there should be a 6th because you just cant say “We will go get preston next semester” then end the series… there has to be more! plz like email me or give all of us info asap if you can. i love these books and i love Ally’s writing!!!

  32. ……..guess i should read huh? lolz just saw the new bookk…. woooooww…. in my deffence though i just hit my head a few days ago and the nurse said i almost got a concusion or however you spell it… sooo…..

  33. Please write more. Than 6 or write another series maybe
    About them when they r older like collage . Please
    I am obsessed I want no I NEED more

  34. I’m italian (excuse me for my english) and I love this serie! the caracters are uniques and the story is awesome! I’m waiting for new book (after Out of sight,Out of time that in Italy is called “Potrei stare ad aspettarti ma è meglio se ti vengo a cercare”). I want to discover what happens between Zack and Cam and what will happen at other characters. please, be fast!

  35. Where can I read about the Gallagher wedding after GG6?

  36. i love these books there truly amazing must read ok so read them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. I really love your books.(GG and HS). I hope you make more than six i really love them. It feels like forever waiting on he sixth book to come to my school.(Marietta Middle school). please make more than six. I think all of your fan will appreciate it.

  38. Stephanie Brown says:

    Ally,
    Please write more than just 6 books! College would be great! I absolutely love these books! It would be awesome if Cammie helped build the Gallagher mansion back! Cam and Zach are so adorable!!

  39. Write a 7th book and include Amy, Bex, liz, Macey, zach, Preston, grant and friend Mr Solomon and rachel’s wedding and more with abby and Townsend

  40. Bex Baxter says:

    I love your books so bloody much !

  41. cammie (my real name is camila but people call me cammie!) says:

    so I just finished the latest book and I was wondering if there was going to be a seventh!!!!!!!!! that would be very exciting ;) thank you! ~ cammie

  42. Will the books turn into movies???

  43. Will there be a GG7? And will these be made into a movie or TV series beause that would be freaking awesome!

  44. are their going to be any more books after the Gallagher Wedding cause i really want to know because I’m addicted to ur amazing storys!

  45. Roughly how many books have been sold of The Gallagher: I’d Tell You I Love You, but then I’d Have to Kill You?

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