Bustle has a preview of Genuine Fraud - -a fresh excerpt full of extortion and violence. Book comes out Sept 5, 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.
"It’s a captivating, suspenseful story made all the more bewitching by Lockhart’s twisty narrative, and she constantly keeps readers guessing with unpredictable turns and eye-opening reveals. This quietly unsettling, cinematic novel is deliciously suspenseful, and while it’s slim, it packs a real punch." -- Booklist, starred review
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.
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.
This is from my British publisher. I AM COMING TO LONDON! AND DUBLIN! AND LIVERPOOL! Please come out and see me. I love meeting readers.
P.S. At the bottom of the post you can see the UK jacket for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, which has never been available there until now.
Hotkey Books writes:
We’re delighted to say we’ll be hosting E in the first week of December – Christmas presents for everyone you know, SORTED = signed copies of WE WERE LIARS! She’ll also be talking about the brilliant title THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS which we published just last week. Although very different to WE WERE LIARS it’s completely dazzling in it’s own way, so why not prepare for her visit by having a read before she gets here?
So finally, if you want to catch E Lockhart whilst she’s in the UK here are her public dates -
Monday 1st December
After school drop in meet and greet (informal) Waterstones Cheltenham – 4:30pm – link to come but contact Waterstones for more info!
Tuesday 2nd December
Wednesday 3rd December
Thursday 4th December
Admission can be booked via Easons on 01-8583815
Friday 5th December
We hope we’ll see you there!
There's a new jacket for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, designed by the lovely designers at Hyperion. I love it. This jacket art has a soft roll-out, by which I mean bookstores will have the old cover and/or the new cover for a while until the old covers are all sold. But I have seen this one in a lot of places so keep your eyes open.
Here's the Australian cover for We Were Liars. Out down under in August from Allen and Unwin.
And in other news, I have been writing on my hands. The characters in We Were Liars do that a lot -- mainly mottos and phrases and ideas they like. Here are two.
What are your mottos? I think you should write them on your hands, take a photo, and tag me on Twitter. Just an idea.
We Were Liars is out in the USA on May 13 and in the UK on May 14.
US Tour dates are here. NYC, Rochester, Rheinbeck, Washington DC, Book Expo, various places in MA and CT. Come see me. In New York, lots of fun events with other authors.
May 14, 7pm EST the magic of the internet brings you me and Gayle Forman (whose If I Stay movie comes out this summer!) talking and taking your questions in a video chat thing. Sign up here and you can also get signed books.
If you want signed PERSONALIZED copies of We Were Liars the week it comes out, I have partnered with two great independent booksellers to get those to you. Order by May 8. Click here for details.
That's it for now.
UK folks, you can pre-order We Were Liars at Waterstones. Here is the sign outside their Arndale shop.
Just launched: the We Were Liars Tumblr. #wewereliars
So pretty, right?
I can gush because Ihad nothing to do with it. The folks at Penguin Random House made it. The only thing I supplied was the book, and they just went to town.
They made loads of pinnable and rebloggable images with quotes from the book -- which are also fun teasers as to the plot.Which is under wraps. The book comes out in May.
What else is on the Tumblr?
A map of the island -- Beechwood Island -- where most of the story takes place. (Scroll down)
A family tree of the beautiful Sinclair family. (Scroll down further.)
The chance to read the opening chapters. Or read reviews (including fun quotes from Maureen Johnson, John Green, Sarah Dessen, Scott Westerfeld, Shannon Hale, etc, plus loads of your favorite book reviewers and librarians).
Anyhow, I hope you all will spread the word and follow the Tumblr and repost the pretty pins if you like them.
Hope you had a good Halloween.
I was a monarch butterfly.
Someone stole our pumpkin AND the bowl of candy we left out for neighborhood kids.
I saw a man with a beard dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
I ate all the Butterfingers nobody else wanted.
Business as usual for All Hallows Eve in NYC.
Today (Nov 1) was the cover reveal on the Entertainment Weekly website for my upcoming book, WE WERE LIARS.
It was an exclusive, which means no one was allowed to see the cover until today -- or the juicy John Green quotation at the top of the shiny beautiful jacket.
Here it is!
You also get a hint of the plot, which is highly under wraps.
I have a book coming out in May. It is called WE WERE LIARS. There will be a fancy pants cover REVEAL on Entertainment Weekly's website on November 1, and advance reader copies (ARCs) will be mailed out after that -- but before then my publisher had me sign about 100 manuscripts which were sent to top secret recipients.
Okay, they're not top secret. I just don't know who they were. So if you were one of them, tweet me and let me know!
If you want to know more about We Were Liars, I answered questions on Twitter the other night so there are some clues there. Search hashtag #wewereliars and you can read the conversation.