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FAKING NORMAL: Q&A with Courtney C. Stevens Plus Giveaway

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Edgy and gripping, FAKING NORMAL focuses on a terrifying real topic in our world. Today, we’re thrilled to have author Courtney C. Stevens as a guest on IceyBooks. We asked Courtney some questions about herself and her debut, and we’re all too eager to share it with you. Stay tuned for the giveaway at the end, courtesy of HarperTeen!

Faking Normal

IceyBooks:  Describe your debut, FAKING NORMAL, in 5-7 words

Courtney Stevens: Pain and bravery live inside me. Bravery wins.

IceyBooks: Many novels are inspired by one sentence or question, was there one that sparked FAKING NORMAL?

Courtney Stevens: Yes, the question, “Why can’t I say no?” was the very first spark.

IceyBooks: Do you have a favorite line that was removed from the original draft of FAKING NORMAL?

Courtney Stevens: I’m not sure it’s my favorite, but … “I don’t want to be dead; I want to be different.”

IceyBooks: Say FAKING NORMAL is being adapted to a movie – who would portray your main character?

Courtney Stevens: That’s so hard because teen stars age out of movies so quickly. If she were still a teen, I’d say Emma Stone would be a great Alexi. After seeing The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which I love) I believe Emma Watson would be amazing as well.

IceyBooks: Give us the three:
Movies you can’t wait to see:

Courtney Stevens Noah, Veronica Mars, Interstellar

IceyBooks: Random facts about you:
Courtney Stevens: I love Jennifer Garner (ALIAS). X-files is my favorite T.V. series of all time. I have 6 tattoos.

IceyBooks: Books you can’t wait to read:

Courtney Stevens: Stand-Off, Ruta Sepetys 3rd book, 100 Sideways Miles

About the Author

Courtney C. Stevens is a storyteller. Her debut novel, FAKING NORMAL (HarperTeen), will be released on February 25th, 2014. She is an adjunct professor, and a former youth minister.

Find Courtney on her Website | Twitter | Goodreads
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  1. I’ve been hearing wonderful things about this book! I think it would be emotional, but I like that she says that bravery wins. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  2. I haven’t read Faking Normal yet, but I absolutely want to! The blurb makes it sound so interesting and something tells me it might relate to my life when I was still in high school :]

  3. I have not seen one bad review for this book! I mean I’m sure there is at least one somewhere, but I haven’t seen it! It sounds amazing :)

  4. I want to read Faking Normal so badly, it can’t even be expressed in words. I’ve heard amazing and incredible things about it!! And Courtney is awesome!!!

    Thanks so much for a really amazing giveaway! *Crosses everything crossable and holds breath*

  5. I haven’t read this book yet, though I really want to do so. I read many wonderful reviews of this novel, and have continued to be excited about its release. I’d love to win a copy of the book.

  6. I absolutely do want to read this book. Not only does it sound really stinking good, but I have read some amazing reviews for it that just make me even more ready to give it a shot. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  7. I haven’t read Faking Normal yet, but I’m really looking forward to it because all I’ve heard are positive things. Awesome interview too!

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