Courtney "Court" Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small-town South. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, and Olympic torch bearer. She has a pet whale named Herman, a band saw named Rex, and several books with her name on the spine: Faking Normal, The Lies About Truth, Golden Kite Honor Book and Kirkus Best Book of the Year Dress Codes for Small Towns, and Four Three Two One. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. You can visit her online at www.courtneycstevens.com.
"This realistic YA novel explores the weight of the past, the value of the truth, and the meaning and process of forgiveness, which teen readers will identify with. A great addition to any YA collection" -- School Library Journal "No one writes better about resilience and 'channeling your brave' than Stevens does." -- --Cammie McGovern, author of Say What You Will In Courtney Stevens' The Lies About Truth, Courtney writes beautiful and flawed characters that contain raw emotions. The Lies About Truth touched my soul.-- Katie McGarry, bestselling author of Pushing the Limits -- . "This lyrical novel explores loss and survivor's guilt, friendship and trust, and grieving and moving forward through the heart of a young woman who has lost much and yet feels paralyzed to reclaim her life." -- ALA Booklist "Engaging characters and engrossing storytelling." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) PRAISE FOR FAKING NORMAL: "Somewhere between Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson lies Stevens's rich debut about two adolescents grappling with extraordinary trauma...the mood is intense and the story moves briskly, complete with an ending so surprising that some readers may flip back to the beginning to start fresh." -- Publishers Weekly PRAISE FOR FAKING NORMAL: "Reminiscent of Melinda in Speak, Alexi tries to find her voice. A story that resonates." -- Kirkus PRAISE FOR FAKING NORMAL: "Debut novelist Stevens has written a powerful and fast-paced first-person story of a young woman who finds an inner strength she never knew she possessed." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)