Sadie (Summers) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Where—Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Awards—Cybils Award
Currently—lives near Belleville, Ontario

Courtney Summers is a Canadian writer of young adult fiction. Her best known works are Cracked Up to Be, This is Not a Test, and All the Rage.

In 2008, when she was 22, Summers published her first novel, Cracked Up to Be. The debut won the 2009 Cybils Award for YA Fiction. Her second novel, Some Girls Are, came out 2010 and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal and was a 2010 Goodreads Choice Nominee in the YA Fiction category. Both novels were repackaged in 2013 as a 2-in-1 edition titled What Goes Around.

Summers' third novel, Fall for Anything, was released in 2010, receiving starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist.

Up to this point, Summers' novels were all contemporary and realistic. But her 2002 novel, This is Not a Test, is set during a zombie apocalypse. It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was optioned for television by Sony. In 2015, Summers released Please Remain Calm, an e-novella sequel to This is Not a Test.

Summers' fifth novel, All the Rage, was her hardcover debut. Released in 2015, it was chosen as the sixth official selection of Tumblr's Reblog Book Club and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. It was also named a Spring 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection.

On April 14, 2015, to mark the release of All the Rage, Summers launched the hashtag campaign #ToTheGirls, encouraging people to send messages of support and positivity to girls across social media. #ToTheGirls trended worldwide on Twitter. Notable press coverage included The Today Show. It was named one of the most important feminist hashtags of 2015 by Mic News.

Sadie came out in 2018. Like her other books, it too received stars from the four major book reviewers, ths time from all four: Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.

Summers has also contributed short stories to the anthologies Defy the Dark and Violent Ends. (Adapted from Wikipedia. Retrieved 10/5/2018.)

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