E. Lockhart's Blog

July 11, 2016

Zoella Book Club!  She (Zoella) picked eight books and I have read a bunch of them and they all look great -- Rainbow Rowell! Nicola Yoon! Jennifer Niven!   And lots of others.   Plus I wrote one of them: We Were Liars. 

The club is sponsored by W.H. Smith, in the UK, but the exclusive content is available for everyone to see. The main club page is here -- with links to videos, playlists, interviews and exclusive outtakes, plus sample chapters of all the books. 

Here's my interview about We Were Liars

Here are the outtakes from the book (deleted scenes)

Here's Zoella chatting about the book, plus a schedule of events related to We Were Liars (and a vote in Sept).

There will be more content rolling out soon, and click here to find it.


And here's the video where she talks about all the books -- great if you're trying to decide what to read this summmer.

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Published on July 11, 2016 08:27 • 103 views

June 9, 2016

We Were Liars and lots more, in Zoella's book club.

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Published on June 09, 2016 07:25 • 233 views

May 13, 2016

My MG series is UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC -- co-written with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle.  Book 2 comes out May 31, 2016.  Here's a link to the chapter excerpt, the audiobook sample, plus games and a quiz. 

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Published on May 13, 2016 07:09 • 74 views

March 2, 2016

This picture makes me smile. As an author, I get a ton  of free YA and MG books -- and I buy a ton, too.  My writer friends are overstocked as well, so we give them to the Lower East Side Girls Club, which is an incredible, amazing organization. 

Here I am with some of the younger Girls Club members on the day of delivery. Those boxes are less than half of what I was able to collect from Libba Bray and Barry Goldblatt, Alex London, Daniel Ehrenhaft and Soho Teen, David Levithan, Robin Wasserman and Gayle Forman. 

If you're invested in creating opportunities lives of girls and young women, check out and donate to the LES Girls Club. They offer after-school classes in science, dance and yoga, sewing and fabric arts, visual arts, entrepreneurial projects, cooking, and a ton more. They have free books to take home in the lobby. They have a planetarium! And a green roof!  Plus a counselor, college application help and more. 


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Published on March 02, 2016 05:20 • 156 views

March 1, 2016

My website has been totally redesigned by the excellent Conrad Wells. I love it so much. 


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Published on March 01, 2016 05:24 • 80 views

February 18, 2016

UDM2REALLYfinalJketUpside-Down Magic: Sticks & Stones. Here is the cover!

In the picture, Nory (our heroine) is in Dritten form. Dritten = dragon + kitten. She's a shape shifter. She is arguing with the nefarious Lacey Clench, who has been shrunk down to the size of a mouse.

It's book 2 in the series by me, Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle, edited by David Levithan and published by Scholastic. In stores May 31, 2016.

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Published on February 18, 2016 06:57 • 133 views

February 4, 2016

It's launch day! I'm psyched to show you We Were Liars merchandise from Litographs.
Bags, posters and shirts. T-shirts come in women's and men's cuts and multiple colors, and they have the FULL TEXT of the novel on there, with a you-have-to-have-read-the-book to get it image. Today (Feb 4) only: $5 off  with launch day code: FEBBOOKSHELF #wewereliars

By the way, you can also get Feed by M.T Anderson, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Cinder by Marissa Meyer,  and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.
Hope you enjoy! 
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Published on February 04, 2016 06:38 • 257 views

September 25, 2015

I'll be touring in the next couple weeks for my MG book written under the name Emily Jenkins, and co-authored with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. It's called Upside-down Magic. Come out and bring the kids. Perfect for grades 2-5.


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Published on September 25, 2015 03:58 • 211 views

September 16, 2015

The Brooklyn Book Festival is this coming weekend, September 19 and 20.   Come by and see me!

The whole lineup for Children's Day (Saturday) is really incredible. 

I'll be on the Young Reader's Stage at 1pm -- ACTING!

Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic

Young Readers Stage (MetroTech Commons)
September 19, 2015 
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Readers Theatre of Mystery and Magic. Stories of magic that goes awry, creatures from the dark woods, and a mysterious island all come to life when Chris Grabenstein (The Island of Dr. Libris) Tracey Baptiste (The Jumbies), Emily Jenkins, and Sarah Mlynowski (Upside Down Magic) engage in a lively and expressive round of readers theatre, reading short scripts adapted from their novels. Audience participation encouraged! Moderated by Adam Gidwitz.


Then on Sunday  at noon I'm moderating a panel on collaborative YA novels:  

Collaboration Junction

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W 
September 20, 2014 

Collaboration Junction. Award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely(All American Boys) talk teamwork and collaboration with author Julie Chibbaro and illustrator JM Superville Sovak(Into the Dangerous World). The two pairs examine their respective creative processes and discuss how they work with other creators to tell seamless stories. Moderated by NYT bestselling author E. Lockhart(We Were Liars).


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Published on September 16, 2015 06:28 • 73 views

August 18, 2015

Teachers and Librarians! Hello.  I want to help you with your classroom and school libraries. FREE BOOKS.

 Submit (it���s easy!) on or before the end of the day, Sunday August 23rd.

First tweet, first serve  -- until we run out! 


I have shelves overflowing with author copies of my fiction. Here's what I'm offering: 

 #wewereliars #BooksInSchools

Use those two hashtags on Twitter. You don't need to tag my name. 

 Tweet saying that you want books, tell me who you are (just for fun, don���t worry if you don���t have space) and tell me what package you want!  I���ll  tweet at you if you won, and then you���ll email me with your snail mail address so I can send you books! 


I teach 10th grade ELA & want #wewereliars #BooksInSchools for classroom library! Lockhart Grab Bag, pls.

Elem librarian in Maine & want #wewereliars #BooksInSchools to use for summer reading prizes. Jenkins PB.


Lockhart Grab Bag:

Will contain some 4 of the following: Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (USA hardcover or UK PB), How to Be Bad (USA PB, UK PB), We Were Liars (USA audio, Australian PB, UK PB), Dramarama (US PB), or maybe a Ruby Oliver novel, Fly on the Wall, who knows? It���s a grab-bag!

Ruby Oliver:

Will contain all four Ruby Oliver books: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys and Real Live Boyfriends. May be hardcover or paperback.  UK or US editions. May not all match.

 Jenkins PB

Will contain  4 of the following picture books in hardcover: The HOT off-the-presses The Fun Book of Scary Stuff, Five Creatures, The Little Bit Scary People, Sugar Would Not Eat it, A Fine Dessert, Lemonade in Winter, and maybe a Lemonade in Winter video.


If you have students who speak a language other than English, I have some foreign editions, so you can add the language to your tweet, and if I have editions to send you, I will do it! These books will be in addition to those in your package.   The languages:
Lockhart books ��� French, German, Indonesian (Malay ��� I think)
Jenkins books:  German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin


You tweet using the hashtags and saying what package you want. If you win, I tweet back at you and you email me your snail mail addy. That���s it!






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Published on August 18, 2015 06:00 • 266 views