November 18, 2015

Blog Tour: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens – Interview and Giveaway


Blog Tour:  The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens – Interview and Giveaway

Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.

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The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
Published by: HarperTeen  on November 3, 2015





Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!


Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

5 friends. 4 alive. 1 dead. 3 boys. 2 girls. & 3 massive lies that these friends tell after they have a car accident w/each other.


Tell us about the main character(s).

Sadie Kingston lives in the aftermath of a car accident that killed her friend, her friendships, and left her with visible scars and a pile of resentment. The Lies About Truth is Sadie’s struggle with the lies all friends tell, forgiveness, and the acceptance that the story of her life isn’t written in the scars on her body.


Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

In many ways, this book is about the end and reinvention of a relationship among dear friends. While I was writing The Lies About Truth, my own life mirrored that need for reinvention. For an end. For a new beginning. In a very different realm than Sadie, but the emotions were the same. Those are painful (and promising) things to live through. So, I had a hard time with the ending and Sadie’s choices, because I wasn’t sure of my own ending.

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!


About Courtney C. Stevens

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Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. She is also the author of Faking Normal, which Kirkus Reviews called "a story that resonates" and Publishers Weekly called a "rich debut," as well as the e-novellaThe Blue-Haired Boy.



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  1. Mai T.

    Question to the author: What is one of the weirdest things you used to do as a teenager?


  2. I want to read this book so badly!


  3. Karen Mikusak

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. Stephanie

    Thanks for the introduction to this book. It sounds like a good story.


  5. Susan T.

    Courtney C. Stevens books are always super emotional. This one sounds like it has a bit of a mystery to it too. I’m totally eager to get my hands on it!


  6. Kim

    Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway


  7. Kaitlyn A.

    I am currently reading this book and I am enjoying it!!


  8. Mary Preston

    A curious title.


  9. CJ Schindler

    Great interview. This sounds like a great book. There were some girls a few years under me who were in a similar type of car accident and I always wondered how the 2 survivors healed after losing their friends.


  10. G. Donald Cribbs

    Wow, Courtney, that ending sounds intense! Thank you for your vulnerability in “going there” to access the truth about the lies told, and all it uncovered for you and for your characters. I cannot wait to read this. Thank you for the opportunity! :D


  11. danielle hammelef

    I’m excited to find this book–I love realistic fiction and this author has given the POV character so much to deal with.


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