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, and the e-novella The Blue-Haired Boy. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. You can visit her online at www.courtneycstevens.com.
"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
"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)
"Reminiscent of Melinda in Speak, Alexi tries to find her voice. A story that resonates."--Kirkus Reviews