Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1986 and currently resides in a small town not far from there. At age 14, she dropped out of high school to pursue her education independently and spent those years figuring out what she wanted to do with her life. At 18, she knew she was meant to write.

To date, she has written 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.

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. Her next novel, All the Rage, will be released April, 2015.