where to find me

courtneyall the rage, fyi

If I had waited until December 30th to post this, I would not have blogged for exactly an entire year. Ridiculous! So much has happened in that time, like THIS IS NOT A TEST was shortlisted for the Inky and nominated for the White Pine, WHAT GOES AROUND was officially released, uh I am still not done my book… (“So … Read More

if you’re never sorry

courtneycracked up to be, some girls are (your mom), writing

Cracked Up to Be came out four years ago on December 23rd and January 5th will mark the third anniversary of Some Girls Are’s release. It is weird to think about that! Especially Cracked Up to Be. Cracked Up to Be is one of my more personal books but not in the sense I am Parker and we have done … Read More

about that release date…

courtneyall the rage, Featured, fyi

I have some news! I am just going to SAY IT. ALL THE RAGE will no longer be coming out in Fall 2013. It will be coming out in Winter 2014. I know. When I release I book, this is what I want: I want to release it feeling I did the absolute best I could, regardless of how it … Read More

site relaunch & a signing, oh my!

courtneyall the rage, Featured, this is not a test

Hi! I am excited to welcome you to the new courtneysummers.ca! If you are reading this on a feed, you should click over and check it out! It was put together by my brother-in-law, Jarrad Gunter, and the graphics were done by his wife (and my sister!) Megan. Jarrad got to hear all about my need for minimalism and white … Read More

Halloween 2012 Horror Movie Recs!


You guys, I just realized we are 12 days into October and I haven’t done my annual YOU SHOULD WATCH THESE SCARY MOVIES FOR HALLOWEEN post yet! That’s what happens with deadlines. :( On the plus side, at least I didn’t realize it on October 31st. Phew. And because Halloween is my favourite time of year, let’s make this post … Read More

october 3rd


A year ago yesterday, I was in a hospital room, waiting. They brought in reclining chairs and heated blankets. They asked us if we wanted the monitors off in case the sound was too upsetting but we kept them on–wanted to keep them on. A compromise; monitors on, sound off. That weekend the ‘active dying’ had begun. That’s what it’s … Read More

go play your video games

courtneythis is not a test, video games, writing

I’ve decided to modify my Blog Once a Month plan to Blog at Least Twice a Year. I’m sure I will find it just as impossible BUT time spent not blogging is time spent writing books, so there’s that! Also time spent not blogging is time spent playing video games and as it happens, I am going to blog about … Read More

This is Not a Test… the TV movie?

courtneyall the rage, fyi, omg, this is not a test

Hello again! Two blog entries in the same month! Gasp! I will have to not blog in July just to make up for it. THIS IS NOT A TEST’s release week was really something else. I’m still reeling from it, all tired and content. I can’t express how grateful I am to everyone who celebrated it with me. Thank you! … Read More

this is not a test is out!

courtneythis is not a test, zombies

Hello! I hope when people see how un-updated my blog is they assume it’s because I’m writing books. Lots and lots and lots of books. Or maybe just the same book for the last six months? But we’re not going to talk about that book. We are going to talk about this one! It is my zombie novel, THIS IS … Read More

THIS IS NOT A TEST book trailer reveal!

courtneyFeatured, this is not a test, zombies

EDIT, APRIL 10th: The winner of the THIS IS NOT A TEST arc is Patricia Karounos/@patriciakar! Thank you so much everyone who took the time to enter and who helped spread the word about TINAT and its trailer! I’m so grateful. And I’m sure this won’t be the last contest, so as always, stay tuned. :) I am about to … Read More