Two things you can pre-order! Genuine Fraud and the We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

 

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.

 

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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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Zoella Book Club

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.


We Were Liars merchandise

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
 
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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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Goodreads Top Ten

Cheery end of the year stuff is happening with We Were Liars. Your local independent bookshop will probably have nice gift-y looking copies with bands around the center that makes them look special, and Hudson Booksellers (in all the airports) will have the book on display for quick and easy gifts or airplane reading.  And Amazon says its their #1 YA book for the year, and the only YA book in their top 20. 

So I would be feeling pretty awesome if I weren't trying to finish the next book, which is  a BLOODY MESS right now. But still, I do feel awesome. 

The most fun awesomeness for you as a reader is that We Were Liars is up for the  GoodReads Choice Award -- which you can VOTE FOR.  It's in the YA Fiction category and we're down to the finals, now. You can very easily vote in all categories and it is quite fun to do. I voted in fiction and cookbooks. Anyway, WWL is in very good company so when you see the list of books in the top ten, you may vote for something else instead! But I hope you will go vote, because there's no doubt you'll find about about some good new books while you're doing it. 


2014 National Book Award long list -- and Sara Zarr's podcast!

It is an exciting day in Lockhart land. I am interviewed on one of my fave podcasts, Sara Zarr's This Creative Life. Zarr wrote Roomies (with Tara Altebrando) and The Lucy Variations and lots of other awesome books, and the podcast interviews all kinds of writers about the intersection of life and work, the creative process, etc. 

Click here to listen and to learn more about Zarr and the podcast. 

Also, over at the National Book Award, the long list for young people's lit was announced today!  I was on the judging committee for Young People's Literature last year, so I really understand the process and feel nostalgic about the whole thing -- 289 books, arriving in boxes over the summer. My idea of fun.  Our winner last year was Cynthia Kadohata's The Thing About Luck, which is a really wonderful story and everyone should read it. 

This year's long list includes some books I've loved (Threatened by Eliot Schrefer and Noggin by John Corey Whaley)  and some others I'm psyched to discover.  If you're looking for quality YA and MG to read, you really should check out the "Up all Night" online exhibition of previous YPL finalists and winners.  Happy reading. XXOE

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Linkie Links

There's a bunch of We Were Liars internet fun been going on past few weeks. I can't imagine you folks want to read it all, but here are some links anyhow!  

Here on Bustle, eight books besides mine with honkin' plot twists, including two of my fave books of all time, Liar by Justine Larbalestier and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. 

Here, an interview on Parade about plotting the novel. 

And here, on Hello Giggles, a list of the best fictional liars, ever. Very nice company to be in. 

Then on Flavorwire, a list of feminist YA novels, starting with Disreputable History and including a load of awesome reads. 

And on GooglePlay I recommend my favorite summer reads

Below! Booktalk Nation video of me and Gayle Forman (Just One Day, Just One Year, If I Stay, which will be a movie in August! ) chitty-chatting about We Were Liars and drinking wine and talking feminism. 

 

And below, a video interview I did with Goodreads.