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Hi, there! I'm Steph, and I wrote ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR, and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME. My next YA novel will be horror—a teen slasher published by Dutton.

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Atlanta! THIS WEEKEND, I'll be at the Decatur Book Festival and Dragon Con.

Friday, August 29: Dragon Con

LGBTQA Representation in YA (A707, Marriott) — 11:30 AM
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August 2014, Stephanie Perkins
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If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl
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“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
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“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”
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“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
Roald Dahl, The Twits

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message 112: by Kayla

Kayla Oh my goodness! Thank you for accepting my request, you just made my day a whole lot brighter. I can't wait for Isla, it's going to be great! :-)


watta_jerny I've been thinking of this for so long since I read Anna and Lola..I can't stop comparing them to Katy Perry because of their hair..Just a funny question, are you a "katycats" too? LOL :D


Saru (Queen of Bookland) Thanks for accepting my request, Stephanie! I'm a huge fan. Eagerly anticipating Isla! :D


Timmy Jane Hi Stephanie!:) I'm looking forward to meet you on Sunday! Me and my friends really love your books! It's like we have our new boyfriend especially Etienne St. Clair...:) I hope you'll find the Philippines as a lovely place and I hope your enjoying your stay here in our country.. Thank you for making wonderful books that always giving a smile to all of us. More power to you.


message 108: by Charisse

Charisse I'd just like to say that Anna and the French Kiss got me back into reading and enjoying chick lit, so thank you! Also thank you for accepting my friend request! (◡‿◡✿)


message 107: by Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn omg!! no way! i'm friends with the author of my favortie book!!!! (next to the bible of course) but no way!!! and its so weird that on the playlist for anna you chose violet hill because 1 thats my fav band 2 one of my fav songs and 3 i soooo thought that about her and etienne. you're so awesome. i loooovr anna so much i've read it twice since i got it in mid october!! #1 book. not too romancey and absolutely hilarious and enchanting. <3 :)


Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction} hi Stephanie! thank you so much for accepting the fr! you write lovely, dazzling books! its your book which brought me out of my sci-fi/ fantasy shell, out to realistic fiction! really amazing! i hope you have as much fun writing the next one as we all have reading it! thanx! ;)


message 105: by Shelley

Shelley Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I loved Anna and the French Kiss and I'm so excited for Isla!!! You're an awesome writer :)


message 104: by Erin

Erin Dealey Your friend "accept" made my day! I'm such a fan. Sending good thoughts to you and Isla. : ) Meanwhile I have no choice but to (re-) read ANNA... and LOLA... over and over again.
All Best,
Erin


message 103: by Kuni

Kuni Thank you for accepting my friend request!! I love your books (Anna is my fav!) and I can't wait for Isla!


not so artsy Thank you for accepting.
I feel a little closer now :)


not so artsy Farah wrote: "I really want to know this: When did Étienne first realize that he was in love with Anna?
And I just love the new covers! <3"


That's in the book ;)


message 100: by Sukyna

Sukyna Ssi Thank you!! I love you books, they are so amazing!!


message 99: by Farah

Farah I really want to know this: When did Étienne first realize that he was in love with Anna?
And I just love the new covers! <3


message 98: by Samiha

Samiha Sofie wrote: "Samiha wrote: "I love the new covers! They're amaaaaaaazing :) Can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After. Thank you for writing such nice books filled with the best stories!"

Please someone s..."


Hey! Here's a link for Stephanie's blog where she's posted the covers http://naturalartificial.blogspot.co.uk/

Can't wait for Isla :)


message 97: by Kath

Kath Hi! Thank you for accepting my GR request! I love your novel Anna and the French kiss! I wish Etienne was real :) Hopefully i'll find my own Parisian boy slash English slash American too :)


message 96: by Nardie

Nardie thank you for accepting me! i love your books and i cant wait to read Isla and the Happily Ever After!! oh and the cover is different!


message 95: by Sofie

Sofie Samiha wrote: "I love the new covers! They're amaaaaaaazing :) Can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After. Thank you for writing such nice books filled with the best stories!"

Please someone show me these new covers! They don't look new on Goodreads :(


message 94: by Sofie

Sofie Is the cover currently on Isla the same cover I heard was planned to be released today? There's no models of the characters like the first 2 books, so I was just wondering if there was ANOTHER cover coming out.


message 93: by Samiha

Samiha I love the new covers! They're amaaaaaaazing :) Can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After. Thank you for writing such nice books filled with the best stories!


message 92: by Mariana

Mariana Oh God,oh God,oh God Thank you for accepting my friend request! I L-O-V-E Anna and the French Kiss,when I finished it I was like OH...WOW. Difinitely is the best book I've read. I´m reading Lola and the boy next door now and it´s totally awesome!. You´re my idol :´) Greetings from Mexico! Te amo!!!


message 91: by Tiffany

Tiffany Blews Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)
I just love your books, I re-read them whenever I'm sad.


message 90: by Olivia

Olivia Hi Stephanie!!! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I love, love, LOVE both Anna and Lola's stories!! Thank you for being an amazing writer!!


Rebeca  M Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! You are the kind of author I aspire to be :)


message 88: by Andrea

Andrea Thank you so much for accepting my friend request, that made my day! =)


message 87: by Jahlen

Jahlen I've ENJOYED READING YOUR BOOKS SO MUCH!!! I was SHOCKED! that Anna and Etienne's story is still going... LOOKING FORWARD for your UPCOMING BOOKS!!! THANKS A LOT WITH YOUR BOOKS!!! I'm LEARNING SO MUCH with IT! =D


message 86: by Amy

Amy You're books are absolutely and beautifully amazing. Plus you have the most kick-ass hair. Thank you for writing :)


message 85: by Natalie

Natalie Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm gonna echo pretty much everyone by saying how much I love Anna and Lola. I pull them out whenever I need a good love story. Can't wait for Isla and your other new books. Keep writing!


Kelli Belli Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love, love, LOVE Anna and Lola and can't wait to read Isla!!


message 83: by Nathan (last edited Aug 02, 2012 03:44PM)

Nathan Zalf @StephaniePerkins Hey Steph, thank you so much for accepting my friend request and the comment you left on my page. (Your Mom is awesome for teaching you to respond to people who commented on you even when you life is truly busy) I am so stoked because after looking everywhere I finally purchased "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door", I am so eager to read them. Thanks again!


message 82: by Amy

Amy Hi Stephanie! Thans for accepting my friend request! I adooored both Anna and the French Kiss AND Lola and the Boy Next Door. I have read both books atleast 6 times each because i adore them so much. I'm looking forward to reading Isla's Story. Did i mention i bought both the books and the ebooks ? haha Sometimes i realize you write dreammmmmy books about dreammy boys. :) I adore your writing style and if i ever needed someone to write a love story for me, it would have to be you hands down !! Unfortunately i might have fallen in love with the characters.... I'm very excited about ALL your future books! :)) Thanks again!!


message 81: by Briana

Briana Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely loved Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy next door. Can't wait to read your next book! :)


message 80: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I'm looking forward to reading Isla's story. :)


message 79: by Rachmi

Rachmi thanks for accepting my friend request and look forward for isla and the happily ever after but if you need time, please take it as long as you need


message 78: by Booknut

Booknut Thank you for accepting my friend request!! Your writing style is incredible!:D


message 77: by Marie

Marie Gonzalez THANK YOU SO MUCH for accepting my friend request! I absolutely LOVE what you've written so far--keep writ in please!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR ISLA!


message 76: by Sophie

Sophie Thank you for accepting my friend request! :) I think you're wonderful and I loved Anna and the French kiss! (And am looking forward to reading your others!)


message 75: by nine

nine I loved Anna and the French Kiss!! :) It was amazing and i cant wait to read more of your books.


message 74: by Jason

Jason Hi, Stephanie :) Great to 'meet' you here. Hope to chat all things books as soon as we can :)


message 73: by Waiza

Waiza I love you Stephanie, ur really good and sooo funny.
keep it up, can't wait for part 3 ;)


message 72: by Dianne

Dianne Hi! I just want to drop by and say that you're wonderful! You're one my favorite authors. I'm so glad I read Anna and the french Kiss as well as Lola and the Boy Next Door. They're amazing and refreshing I found myself falling in love with the characters.. Thank you! I'll be waiting for Isla with a happy face ^_^


message 71: by Nobonita (last edited Mar 25, 2012 12:47AM)

Nobonita Love your highlights.Unfortunately,my school's really strict and won't allow them so hopefully I'll get temporary ones of blue and pink during the summer.But the blue highlights go nicely with your red hair. Lucky you! :)


message 70: by Marissa

Marissa Thank you so so much for accepting my friend request, I love your first two books, they are AMAZING. you have got great talent as a writer, i know it's not easy so just hang on and do what you do! Because your stories will get through! And it'll always be beautiful. :) okay im blabbing to much, but i consider myself as your book-fan already ^^


message 69: by Paige"

Paige" Greetings, Stephanie Perkins! :)
Thank you for accepting my friend request. I've just read Anna and the French Kiss last Sunday. WOW! what an incredible2x read ^^ it was so sweet, romantic -ah!!! I so miss Paris, France while reading your book. And yes, St. Clair -he never fails to paint a smile on my face when I think of him...teehee... I really enjoyed the colorful characters that you created.
I just could not put it down I was able to finish it in less than 10 hrs. Thank you for writing such brilliant books-keep it coming. I just bought Lola & the Boy Next Door too. I cannot wait to read it.


message 68: by Sydney

Sydney Hey Stephanie!! Wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request, and that I can't wait for Isla to come out!! :) Loved Anna and Lola and I'm sure Isla will be just as amazing :)


message 67: by Barbara

Barbara I wanted to say that I loved Anna so much that I gift her to my friends...often. :D

Still swooning over St. Clair...


message 66: by Diane

Diane Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for accepting my friends request! You just totally made my day :-D I love Anna and Lola so much that they sit nicely at my bedside table even though I've read them at least three times each heeheee. I dont have the heart to put them back on my bookshelf. Is that weird? Looking at them just makes me so happy :) Thank you for writing such heart-warming, funny and awesome books :) I am excited for Isla, but no pressure though. Take your time as I know it will be just as great :) Thanks agaiiin! :-D *toothy smile*


Paloma *Dex's Kiddo* omg stephanie you are so full of awesome!!!!


Christie Hi Stephanie, Thank you so much for accepting my friends request! I can't wait for Isla to come out! :)


message 63: by Liam

Liam Floyd Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely adored Anna and the French Kiss and my friends loved it too. It's really hard to find Lola and the Boy Next Door up here in Canada, but I'm heading to the States next months so I'm excited to hopefully find it there. Anyway, DFTBA and thanks again! :)


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