Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Lies About The Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

Welcome! This is my stop on THE LIES ABOUT THE TRUTH blog tour which is being hosted by The Irish Banana Review



Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.





~ Author Q&A ~



1) Favorite scene from TLAT?
There is a very important paintball scene before the climax that I love. Because a) paintball is awesome and b) honesty is awesome-er. (I can’t say more because of spoilers, but it was my favorite scene to write and see play out for these characters.)

2) Best piece of writing advice you've been given?
I was at an SCBWI conference and Maggie Stiefvater said, “All artists are thieves. (…) But you can’t steal the actual thing, you have to steal the essence of it.”
At this point in my career, I’ve read many craft books, and I believe deeply in studying to be a better writer. But occasionally you hear a thing that speaks directly to your journey. Maggie’s advice struck me in the gut. For someone who writes contemporary, who has a tendency to rip ideas from the headlines of my own experience, it pushed me in a profoundly unique way. 

3) Brownies, cupcakes, or pie?
Brownies.



~ About the Author~



Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. She is also the author of Faking Normal, which Kirkus Reviews called "a story that resonates" and Publishers Weekly called a "rich debut," as well as the e-novellaThe Blue-Haired Boy.





 

~ Tour Schedule ~




~ Giveaway ~

3 Finished Copies of THE LIES ABOUT TRUTH


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