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December 9, 2017

Buy a book for the girls of the Lower East Side Girls Club!


You all know I source books for their lobby book cart and their literacy program. You have helped us give MORE THAN 300 books to their literacy program using the Amazon wish list below. THANK YOU.


Now, it's time for presents! For the girls in the literacy program (many of whom are reluctant and struggling readers) I updated the list with requests from the girls, plus fresh bestsellers and goodies off the Quick Picks lists and other reluctant reader resources.


Send a book for the holiday season. I love you for it.


A little more info:

The LES Girls Club club is stunning ��� a huge new facility that offers art and career training, after school classes, physical education, roof garden activities, science lab, college application help, social work, travel opportunities, and more for the girls and young women in the community over on Avenue D.


If you don't see a favorite author or title, look on the right and click "Filter and Sort" -- it's possible it's not showing because it has already been sent to the girls! THANK YOU for your support of this awesome program and these great people.



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Published on December 09, 2017 15:03 • 29 views

December 5, 2017



I'm on episode 80 of the podcast So Many Damn Books. It���s a great podcast;  I liked the Megan Abbot and Francine Prose episodes, especially.  Anyway, here���s a photo of the cocktail the hosts made for me, plus the novel we discussed.  

Listen here.  


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Published on December 05, 2017 14:35 • 100 views

September 20, 2017

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Published on September 20, 2017 12:13 • 92 views

August 27, 2017


Genuine Fraud comes out Sept 5th, and the We Were Liars deluxe edition is in stores now. (It has all kinds of goodies in the back, including new love letters.)
I'll be touring this fall -- and doing events with some amazing authors.  I would love to see you there. 

What are the events like?  You come, I chat, sometimes I chat with fellow authors. The other authors are listed below and they're all people I'm really excited to be doing events with. Possibly I'll  read just a tiny bit from Genuine Fraud, and I'll definitely tell you about the book.  We laugh, answer questions, there's a conversation. Then there's a book signing. You can bring your books from home but you should buy a book from the store if you can afford to, even if it's not mine, because bookstores depend on sales to keep hosting authors.  I'll sign all books, old or new.  You can come up for a photo and take a card or bookmark if you want a signature and can't afford a book at the moment -- no problem.  We can take photos together.  Chat a little more, maybe.  It's a relaxed and cheery time, fun to share with friends who love reading.   See you there!  xoE




Friday, September 8 @7:00pm


E. Lockhart & Megan Abbott: moderated by Cristina Arreola, Bustle

Abbot is the author of The Fever and You Will Know Me, among many other books.  

828 Broadway,
Manhattan, NY 10003-4805
phone: 212.473.1452




Thursday, September 14@7:30pm


Daniel Handler event, with me interviewing him.   My books will be there, too, though, and I'll sign.  Handler's new title is All the Dirty Parts.  He has something to do with Lemony Snicket, but refuses to say exactly what. 

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Store,

632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone: 718-246-0200


Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event



Friday, September 15@6:00pm


Panel with Adam Silvera and friends
Silvera is the author, most recently, of They Both Die at the End

217 W. 84th Street, NY, NY 10024

Phone: 212-989-3270

(event not up on site yet ��� checking)



Sunday, September 17th @2:00pm


 Brooklyn Law Student Lounge  (Bookseller: Bank Street)

250 Joralemon Street

Secrets and Lies

New York Times bestselling author E. Lockhart ( Genuine Fraud ), horror queen Danielle Vega ( The Merciless III ), and critically acclaimed debut Tiffany D. Jackson ( Allegedly ) blur the lines of good and evil in this conversation about characters who bend the truth, especially when the story involves murder, blunt objects, and memories that can���t be trusted. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga ( Bang ).



Monday, September 18th @7:00pm

BARNES & NOBLE (Princeton/Market Fair)

E. Lockhart and Julie Buxbaum
Buxbaum is the author of Tell Me Three Things, What to Say Next, and more. 

3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400 Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-750-9010 



Tuesday, September 19th@7:00pm


YA Panel Event with Julie Buxbaum, Ann Brashares, Kara Thomas & Jennifer Smith

So much fun!  Buxbaum:  What to Say Next   Brashares: The Whole Thing and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  Thomas:  One of Us is Lying  Smith: Windfall 

768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

Ph: (203) 245-3959





Tuesday, September 26 @ 5pm

Free Library of Northampton Township (sponsored by Newtown Bookshop)

Fairy Tales and Magic with Emily Jenkins & Sarah Mylnowksi

Did you know I write books for younger kids? I do, under Emily Jenkins.  Brave Red, Smart Frog is my new book of fairy tales, and this event is with Sarah Mlynowski, who writes the NYTimes bestselling Whatever After series -- and co-authors Upside-down Magic with me and Lauren Myracle.  Come at 5 with kids (5-11) and send 'em home for the 7pm YA event. :) 


Tuesday September 26 @7:00pm

Free Library of Northampton Township (sponsored by Newtown Bookshop)

E. Lockhart & Sarah Mylnowksi

Mlynowski is my co-author on 2008's How to Be Bad, and her new book is I See London, I See France

25 Upper Holland Road

Richboro, PA 18954



Tuesday, October 2 @7:00pm

Quail Ridge Books

North Hills, 4209 -100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh NC 27609





Wednesday, October 3 @7:00pm

FlyLeaf Books

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd), Chapel Hill, NC 27514  

Ph: (919) 942-7373


Thursday, October 4 @6:30pm

Parnassus Books

E. Lockhart and Libba Bray
Bray is the author of the Diviners series and she's touring for book 3.  Also: Beauty Queens, Going  Bovine, etc. 

3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14 | Nashville, TN 37215

Ph: (615) 953-2243


Friday, October 5@7:00pm

Spencer Road Library (sponsored by Main Street Books)

427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Ph: (636) 447-2320



Sunday, October 7

Texas Teen Book Festival

St. Edwards University, Austin, TX


Saturday, October 28

Boston Book Festival

Copley Square, Boston, MA


Sunday, October 29@2pm

Eight Cousins

189 Main St Falmouth, MA 02540

Ph: 508.548.5548

Monday, October 30@7pm

Wellesley Books

82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

Ph: (781) 431-1160


November 1@7pm

Books, Inc

Not Your Mother���s Book Club E. Lockhart and Julie Buxbaum in conversation with Jandy Nelson

Buxbaum:  What to Say Next   Nelson: I'll Give You the Sun

Books Inc. / Opera House

601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Ph: 415-776-1111



November 2@7pm

Book Passage

Joint Event with Julie Buxbaum

Buxbaum is the author of Tell Me Three Things, What to Say Next, and more. 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ph: 415-927-0960





November 3@7pm

Barnes & Noble

401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Ph: 206-417-2967 


November 4@2pm

Covington Library

E. Lockhart in Conversation with Deb Caletti

Caletti is the author of What's Become of Her and a number of other adult thrillers, plus many wonderful YA novels, including NBA-award finalist, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart. 

27100 164th Avenue SE, Covington WA 98042

Ph: (253) 630-8761


November 11


Charleston, SC






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Published on August 27, 2017 10:31 • 165 views

August 2, 2017

CHOC CAKE_Genuine Fraud

A promo image for Genuine Fraud, quote from the novel, photograph by Heather Weston.  The book publishes globally on Sept 5, 2017.  Feel free to capture and share.

Pre-order link:  http://bit.ly/2iPp4Iq


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Published on August 02, 2017 06:21 • 130 views

July 21, 2017

I am touring the UK & Ireland.  I'll be at YALC in London, then in Cork, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.   I'll be with Holly Bourne, Non Pratt, Amy Alward, Simon Savidge, Claire Hennessey, Jennifer E. Smith, Carlie Sorosiak and Katherine Webber.  Come say hi.

Genuine Fraud isn't out until Sept 5, but we'll have advance copies at YALC.  At all other events -- I'll read from the book, and we can also talk about Dramarama, We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, Frankie Landau-Banks, The Boyfriend List, etc.   Those books will be for sale and I'll sign anything -- and the We Were Liars deluxe edition will be at the Waterstones events, as it's exclusive to them.

Hope to see you there.  Schedule is below and will get larger if you click on it!



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Published on July 21, 2017 06:24 • 77 views

June 20, 2017

I'll be in Chicago in June for three conferences and a public event. Come and see me! 

Thursday June 22


11:30 a.m. ��� 12:15 p.m. Program: Putting More Story into Your Problems: Using Children���s Books to Teach Math (Emily Jenkins)

2:00 p.m. ��� 2:45 p.m.     Book Signing, both Jenkins & Lockhart books

3:00 p.m. ��� 3:45 p.m.     Program: How to FAIL at Writing, in conversation with educators and author Laurel Snyder


7:00 p.m.                    Anderson���s Bookshop LaGrange Store  26 S. La Grange Rd | La Grange, IL 60525
                                     In-Store YA Panel featuring E. Lockhart (We Were Liars Deluxe Edition), Julie Eshbaugh (Ivory and Bone), Adi Alsaid (North of Happy),  Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love), Neal Shusterman (Hawking���s Hallway)


Friday, June 23rd


12:30 p.m. ��� 1:30 p.m.  ALA Con Panel: I���ll Take Audiobooks for $400, Please!: an Audience
                                    vs. Author Game Show
                                    Location: McCormick Place West | Room #W183C 

Note: a signing will follow the panel

6:00 p.m. ��� 7:00 p.m.    Signing E. Lockhart books at Booth #2218

Printz Awards                              

Macmillan Children���s Dessert Party


Saturday, June 24th


 9:00 a.m. ��� 10:00 a.m.   Signing with Candlewick, Booth #2820  ARCs of new book: Brave Red, Smart Frog

11:30 a.m. ��� 12:45 p.m. YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Lunch. Book: Genuine Fraud

1:00 p.m. ��� 2:00 p.m.  Signing with Scholastic Book Fairs, Booth # 2911  Book:  Upside-down Magic

2:00 p.m. ��� 3:00 p.m.    Signing with Random House Children���s Books, Booth #3711  ARCs of new book: Genuine Fraud

4:00 p.m. ��� 4:45 p.m.    ALA PopTop Stage: The Future of YA: A Debut Author Panel, Moderated by E. Lockhart

Sunday, June 25th:


10:00 a.m. ��� 11:30 a.m. RHCB Original Art Picture Book Illustrator Brunch featuring Chris Appelhans (A Greyhound, A Groundhog), Stephanie Graegin (Little Fox in the Forest), Lisa Mundorff (A Small Blue Whale), and Sarah Williamson (Where Are You?)

2:00 p.m. ��� 3:00 p.m.    Signing Greyhound with Chris Appelhans at Random House Children���s Books, Booth #3711

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Published on June 20, 2017 09:19 • 40 views

June 16, 2017

May 30, 2017

Book Expo:

Thursday, 2:30 pm signing Genuine Fraud ARCs at the Penguin Random House booth. First 50 people in line get a GF "quote pouch" aka a makeup bag.
Thursday AM, Candlewick booth -- I won't be there, but they're doing a giveaway of my fairy tale book, Brave Red, Smart Frog.  Published under Emily Jenkins. 


Book Con:

Sunday, 11 am - 12 pm signing Genuine Fraud ARCs at the Penguin Random House booth. First 50 people in line get a GF "quote pouch" aka a makeup bag. Also finished books for sale, through Word bookstore.


Sunday, 12:30 - 1:30 Panel "Write Here, Write Now" with Leigh Bardugo Jennifer Smith & Adam Silvera.


Sunday, 1:45-2:45 Autograph area, signing finished books for sale, through The Strand bookstore.


Sunday, 3:30 4:30 VIP lounge area signing, We Were Liars Deluxe Edition


Come say hi!

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Published on May 30, 2017 12:01 • 119 views

March 7, 2017


My next book is GENUINE FRAUD, publishing in September 2017. Coming from Penguin Random House in the USA, Allen & Unwin in AU, and Hot Key in the UK and Ireland.  You can pre-order it in the USA, here

        Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.

        Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.

        An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.

        A bad romance, or maybe three.

        Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate.

        The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.

        A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.

        A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.



And, I'm thrilled to announce the WE WERE LIARS DELUXE EDITION will be in stores May 23, 2017 in the USA.

It includes all-new love letters from Gat to Cadence, recipes, book club discussion questions, selections from the original book proposal, an essay by the author, teacher goodies, a nowhere-else seen sneak-peek at Genuine Fraud, and more.  All copies of the first printing are autographed and twenty special copies will be released signed with colored ink and rubber stamps.  Pre-order here.




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Published on March 07, 2017 05:33 • 230 views