Podcast #24: Talking with Courtney Summers About Everything, Part 1
We were lucky to recently spend over three hours (!) talking with noted Supernatural expert Courtney Summers. (We hear she writes books too.) We covered a range of subjects from zombies with fashion sense to writing characters experiencing trauma and everything in between.
This is the first of what will be three parts of this conversation with Courtney, who we could have talked to all day if we hadn't gotten super-hungry. Look for the other episodes trickling out on iTunes and here on the blog in the coming weeks. (Pro-tip, subscribing on iTunes means that you get episodes a day or two before everyone else.)
Courtney Summers he has published four novels. Her first novel, Cracked Up to Be, was published when she was 22 and went on to win the 2009 CYBIL award in YA fiction. Since then, she’s published three more books–2011 YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick and White Pine Honour book, Some Girls Are, 2012 YALSA Quick Pick, Fall for Anything, and 2013 YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick, 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and White Pine Honour book and the Silver Inky shortlisted This is Not a Test. Her next novel, All the Rage, will be released April, 2015. She's currently working on a sequel novella to This is Not a Test, Please Remain Calm.
When she is not writing, Courtney loves playing video games, watching horror movies, obsessing over the zombie apocalypse. Her favourite color is green and she’s a total feminist.
If you've not read Courtney's books, two are now available in a nifty bind-up that will have a Justin Timberlake song frolicking in your head for days, What Goes Around.
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