1. Tell us a little about This Is Not A Test.
THIS IS NOT A TEST is about six teens trapped in their high school during the zombie apocalypse, told through the eyes of a girl who doesn't want to live.
2. This Is Not A Test has some very intense moments. Did you find it hard to write certain scenes in the book?
Thank you! It's difficult to answer this question without giving anything away... so I'll be vague. :) The last one hundred pages were a kind of emotional whirlwind to write because so many big things were happening.
3. Which character was the most fun for you to write?
I loved writing Trace because he has no filter--he says and does whatever he wants.
4. Which character was the HARDEST for you to write?
Each character presented their own sets of challenges while writing them but overall, the hardest character for me to write was probably Sloane. She processes her situation so much more differently than the people she's stuck with. I had to be sure that even though her perspective might not be relatable, where she was coming from was understood. It was a tough balance at times.
5. What message do you hope readers take from This Is Not A Test?
That's entirely up to them! :)
6. Will there be more to Sloane and Rhys's story? Or is this the end for them?
If I never write another zombie novel, I'm satisfied where things leave off in THIS IS NOT A TEST. But I don't know that I'll never write another zombie novel...
7. Can you share a sneak peek of one of your FAVORITE scenes in This Is Not A Test with our followers?
This is a cheat because it's not really a sneak peek or a scene! One of my favourite parts of THIS IS NOT A TEST is its opening chapter, which is available to read on my website (http://courtneysummers.ca/this-is-not-a-test-excerpt/). I really enjoyed delving into the zombie chaos!
Thanks for having me on your blog!
-- Thank you Courtney for stopping by! I love This Is Not A Test and I really hope we get a sequel. :-)
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About This Is Not A Test...
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self.
To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live.
But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside.
When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
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