Guest Post & Giveaway: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (US & Canada Only)

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (US & Canada Only)

The Lies About Truth

by Courtney C Stevens

Release Date: November 3rd, 2015

 

Guest Post

The Lies About Truth started with a question.
 
Is there such a thing as a good lie?
 
My answer: yes, but there’s no such thing as a lie without consequences. I wanted to examine the lies that friends tell each other, and the consequences of those lies on relationships and identity.
 
This is the story of five friends. Four alive. One dead. Three boys. Two girls. And three massive lies that these friends tell about a car accident they had with each other.
 
Now that I’ve told you my origin story for The Lies About Truth, I thought I might share a few practical writing tips because it is almost November. November is National Novel Writing Month, and in the spirit of all those brave souls attempting brand new novels, here are a few things I learned from writing The Lies About Truth.  
 
1. Getting a story wrong is only wrong if you stop before you get it right. I wrote five complete drafts of The Lies About Truth before I landed on the story I was trying to tell. Keep going! Tell the best story you can tell.
 
2. When you get stuck, study! Sometimes the gap between where you want to be and where you are is education. There are so many great craft books out there. Here are three of my favorites: The Anatomy of Story by John Truby, On Writing by Stephen King, and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.
 
3. Lock into your personal attachment to the novel. Why are you the one who has to tell this story? The whole book doesn’t have to be ripped from the headlines of your life, but investing a tiny piece of you in each novel you write changes the way you view the characters, storyline, and publication process.

 

About the Book

In the same vein as Jandy Nelson and Gayle Forman comes a novel from the gifted author of Faking Normal, Courtney C. Stevens, about hope and courage and the struggle to overcome the pain of loss.
Sadie Kingston is 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. But Max looks at her scars and doesn't shy away. And Max knows about the list she writes in the sand at the beach every night, the list of things that Sadie knows she must accomplish before she can move on from the accident. And while he can help her with number six (kiss someone without flinching), she knows she's on her own with number three (forgive Gina and Gray) and the rest of the seemingly impossible tasks that must be made possible before she can live in the now again.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


b2ap3_thumbnail_ccs.jpgAbout the Author

Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor at Lindsey Wilson College, the author of Faking Normal, The Blue-Haired Boy (Novella), The Lies About Truth, and two forthcoming titles, as well as the Author-in-Residence for JKS Communications, a national book publicity firm. Faking Normal is a 2015-16 Georgia Peach nominee, 2016 Bluegrass Award nominee, 2016 Volunteer State Book Award nominee, and the recipient of a Crystal Kite. As an educator, author and marketer, Courtney visits schools, designs retreats, and teaches workshops on marketing, revision, character development, John Truby, and Channeling Your Brave. You can find out more at courtneycstevens.com or follow her on Twitter @quartland.

Learn more Website | Pre-order | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram
 


Giveaway Details

One winner will receive an annotated copy of The Lies About Truth.

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1.JPG

Also, Courtney has 200 pins to go to folks who send her their pre-order receipt from Parnassus Books.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: If I preorder The Lies About Truth from Parnassus Books, what gift will I receive?

*Click the Rafflecopter link to enter the giveaway*

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Rate this blog entry:
(HUGE) Spooktacular Stories Giveaway! (US only)
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

Related Posts

 

Comments 30

Guest - Lily Cooper on Friday, 23 October 2015 12:37

You will get a pin

0
You will get a pin:)
Guest - Emma on Friday, 23 October 2015 16:08

A special pin that says "Channel your brave".

0
A special pin that says "Channel your brave".
Guest - Sandy on Friday, 23 October 2015 19:17

A pin that says "Channel your Brave"

0
A pin that says "Channel your Brave"
Kara S on Saturday, 24 October 2015 07:31

A Channel Your Brave pin, as pictured above

0
A [i]Channel Your Brave[/i] pin, as pictured above :)
Guest - Jen on Monday, 26 October 2015 12:49

There are 200 pins available if you pre-order and the picture of the pin is in this post.

0
There are 200 pins available if you pre-order and the picture of the pin is in this post.
Shannon Mizikoski on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 01:01

A pin that says "Channel Your Brave" (which is so cute!)

0
A pin that says "Channel Your Brave" (which is so cute!)

Good Information and Thanks

0
Good Information and Thanks :D
Susan T. on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:06

A Channel Your Brave pin!

0
A Channel Your Brave pin!

Information fun and thank you

0
Information fun and thank you
Guest - Danielle D. on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:57

A "Channel Your Brave" pin! Super pretty too

0
A "Channel Your Brave" pin! Super pretty too :D
Guest - danielle hammelef on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 21:36

channel your brave pin

0
channel your brave pin
Kathryn on Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:12

A pin

0
A pin

Information fun . . Thanks

0
Information fun . . Thanks
Guest - Emma on Saturday, 31 October 2015 01:07

A special pin that reads "Channel Your Brave"

0
A special pin that reads "Channel Your Brave"
shelby on Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:48

a cute little pin

0
a cute little pin
Guest - Sharon Kaminski on Saturday, 31 October 2015 16:49

The pecial pin that says "Channel Your Brave".

0
The pecial pin that says "Channel Your Brave".
Guest - bn100 on Monday, 02 November 2015 22:52

A pin that says "Channel your Brave"

0
A pin that says "Channel your Brave"
Guest - Semakin Bertambah Usia, Kualitas Sperma Menurun on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 03:48

Informasi yang mengasyikan

0
Informasi yang mengasyikan
Guest - Krista Tombln on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:50

I sure will!

0
I sure will!
Guest - Krista Tombln on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:50

receive a pin!

0
receive a pin!

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Days of the Dead
Glorieta Magdalena Davis Espinosa is happy that Papi married Alice....
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Amelia Bedelia Digs In (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books #12)
In the twelfth chapter book in the New York Times–bestselling...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth (King & Kayla #4)
Kayla places her tooth in a Tooth Fairy pillow, but...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Summer Bird Blue
A mixed race teen struggles to find her way back...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Starfish
A William C. Morris Award Finalist A New...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Truth Lies Here
In small town Michigan, Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Looking Glass
GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Something of Substance
Seventeen-year-old Grace Michaels is determined to be thin, even...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Death by the River
SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET. SOME SECRETS...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Soraya: A Wielders of Arantha Prequel
On the planet Elystra, the all-female Ixtrayu tribe have...
 
5.0 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
Scream All Night
A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A Touch of Gold
King Midas once had the ability to turn all...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Meet the Sky
From award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes a new young adult...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A Dog in King Arthur’s Court (Cavall in Camelot #1)
In Camelot, King Arthur’s dog encounters a world of danger...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Fray
She's been trained for battle but is she ready for...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Emergence (Kindred Ties: Book Two)
The fight for order has only just begun… Fletcher, Ariana...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Days of the Dead
 
5.0
"Glorieta Magdelena Davis Espinosa is proud of her family. When her father remarries after her mother's death, he puts away..."
Amelia Bedelia Digs In (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books #12)
 
3.0
"Geared towards 7-8-year-olds, a bit of this content will go over their heads, told in a voice that seems older..."
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth (King & Kayla #4)
 
4.5
"A rather quick read with a quick solve, King and Kayla told from the perspective of the dog, King, will..."
The Truth Lies Here
 
4.0
"THE TRUTH LIES HERE by Lindsey Klingele is a young adult, sci-fi novel set in Bone Lake, Michigan. This little..."
Scream All Night
 
5.0
"I am NOT a Horror fan. I am a big scaredy cat when it comes to the genre, be it..."
Meet the Sky
 
4.3
"Meet the Sky is an ably-written, well-paced contemporary YA—one which is perhaps best described as a pleasantly stormy beach read...."
A Touch of Gold
 
4.0
"When I read the synopsis for this book I was immediately intrigued. I love retellings and this book seemed right..."
Pretty Dead Girls
 
3.0
""Pretty Dead Girls" was an interesting YA thriller following Penelope (Pen/Penny) in the aftermath of a death of a frenemy,..."
Relic
 
4.0
" “Relic” is a historical paranormal novel about Maggie, a teenaged girl who lives with her brother, sister and parents..."
A Dog in King Arthur’s Court (Cavall in Camelot #1)
 
5.0
"A DOG IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT is told from the point of view of a dog named Cavall. While out..."
Awakening of Fire (Dragon Born, #1)
 
4.0
"Felicia never thought her life could be turned upside down by taking a trip to the mall. But when she's..."
All Summer Long
 
4.0
" Austin and Bina have been inseparable friends since they were in diapers. The summer going into the eighth..."
They Say Blue
 
4.0
"Breathtaking is the only way to describe this book. Intricately detailed, beautifully colored artwork takes the reader through a journey..."
The Gods of Men
 
5.0
"The story: A childhood tragedy forces Sable to flee her home, change her identity, and eke out a meager..."
The Darkest Legacy
 
4.3
"Five years have passed since the 'rehabilitation' camps have been shut down. Suzume 'Zu' is now seventeen years old and..."
The Turnaway Girls
 
3.7
"Delphernia lives in a cloister of turnaway girls on the island of Blightsend, and she's unable to do the one..."
The Looking Glass
 
4.0
"THE LOOKING GLASS by Janet McNally is a young adult novel set in the highly competitive world of aspiring New..."
Twilight of the Elves (The Adventurers Guild #2)
 
5.0
"TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES is the second installment in the Adventurers Guild. With Freestone overpopulated with the elves, tensions are..."
Brightly Burning
 
3.3
"An ambitious work of YA speculative fiction—a post-apocalyptic premise fused with the plot of a beloved classic. I’d like..."
Give Me Some Truth
 
4.3
"Carson Mastick and Magpie "Maggi" Bokoni are two Native American high school students living on a reservation outside of Niagara..."