Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1986 and currently resides in a small town not far from there. At age 14, she left high school to pursue her education independently. She used the time she would have been in high school, and then college, to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. At 18, she decided she wanted 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 the Silver Inky shortlisted This is Not a Test.

When she is not writing, Courtney loves playing video games, watching horror movies and obsessing over the zombie apocalypse. Her next novel, All the Rage, is expected to be released in 2015.