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-novella The Blue-Haired Boy.
"A beautiful reminder that amidst our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves." -- Ruta Sepetys, New York Times Bestselling Author of Between Shades of Gray"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"Reminiscent of Melinda in Speak, Alexi tries to find her voice. A story that resonates." -- Kirkus Reviews"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)