this is not a test is out!

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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!

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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

This is Not a Test ARC giveaway!

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Two signed ARCs of my zombie novel, THIS IS NOT A TEST, are up for grabs on my Facebook page! The giveaway is open internationally. Go here to find out what you have to do. (Spoiler: it is as easy as commenting on this status!). Contest ends February 24th. Spreading the word is greatly appreciated! This post is zombie approved: … Read More

all the rage (with a side of zombies)

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So here is some news that I have! My fifth book is going to be published! You can read about the deal in Publishers Weekly and also–thanks to the magic of copying and pasting–right here! Summers Goes High School Noir Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s Press took world English rights to a new YA thriller from her current author, Courtney … Read More

Courtney, what is This is Not a Test about?

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It has been a long time since I blogged! It’s probably a bad thing I begin every blog entry with variations of this sentence. I once read that it’s terrible form to call attention to the fact you’re a bad blogger, which means I CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT! But I thought I’d type something up because I’ve been making a … Read More



Here are the fruits of my Saturday. Zombiederota by Courtney Summers* based on Desiderata by Max Ehrmann** Go cautiously amid the carnage and the waste and remember what safety there may be in remote areas As much as possible, be amiable make friends with all survivors don’t speak your survival plan loudly and boastfully but do listen to others’ plans … Read More

interviews and guestblogs, oh my!

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You guys, I’m a part of the Winter Blog Blast Tour 2008! The Blog Blast Tours were created by Colleen Mondor (of the amazing Chasing Ray) in 2007 and feature author interviews at various blogs throughout the week. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Little Willow of Bildungsroman. You can read what we had to talk about here. … Read More

trailers and zombies, oh my

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The Cracked Up to Be trailer is making some serious rounds on the internet. You can find it on Readers Entertainment TV, MySpace, Daily Motion, Digg, and Veoh, to name a few. Really, that’s only a small sampling of the places it can be found. Seriously, if my book trailer was The Blob it might have eaten the internet by … Read More


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I’m getting a little tired of publicly declaring the failure to reach my writing goals. I’m just sayin’. So this is me NOT telling you that I’m going into fake radio silence for yet another week. Anyway, I’m making progress on my book, this is good. And something this fake radio silence has taught me is the value of using … Read More

why am i surprised?


I was channel surfing the other day and all the sudden BAM! Showcase was airing something that involved a zombie doing things I can’t repeat or even SUGGEST here. So I guess I have seen everything now.