UK and Ireland tour

I'm traveling in the UK and Ireland! It's officially for the UK paperback of Genuine Fraud.  I'm talking with some great authors: Holly Bourne, Will Hill, SK Wright, Emily Barr.  I'll be at DeptCon and Killer Women -- and I'm teaching a workshop at the Southbank Centre on finding your voice as a writer. 

Come see me!  Tickets are free,, mostly, but you should get them ahead of time. 



Saturday 13th October, Deptcon4, In convo with Holly Bourne, Pavilion Theatre, Dublin

Sunday 14th October, Cheltenham Literature Festival, In convo with Will Hill and S. K. Wright 
Thursday 18th October, Waterstones Liverpool,  Rebels and Runaways  In convo with S.K. Wright and Emily Barr
Friday 19th October, Waterstones Piccadilly, London,  Rebels and Runaways  In convo with S.K. Wright and Emily Barr
Saturday 20th October, Finding Your Voice Workshop, Royal Festival Hall Foyle Pavilion, Southbank Centre 
Sunday 21st October, Killer Women Festival,  Browns Covent Garden, London 

Events for ages 3-11 -- picture books and middle grade!

You probably already know I write picture books and middle-grade under the name Emily Jenkins.  Well, I have two new books for Fall 2018:  Upside-Down Magic: Weather or Not and All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah.  Here are events for both!  The ones that just say Paul O. Zelinsky are only my illustrator an AOAKFH, not me. But he is amazing and you should go see him! 

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Saturday, September 22nd

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah with Paul O. Zelinsky

Princeton Children’s Book Festival

Princeton, NJ

Sunday, September 30 at 1 PM

Upside-Down Magic, Shelby Holmes and Misfits: middle grade launch event with Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, Jen Calonita and Elizabeth Eulberg

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th St.

New York, NY 10011


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Friday - Sunday, October 12th – 14th

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah with Paul O. Zelinksy

Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, TN

Friday and Saturday, November 2nd – 3rd

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah with Paul O. Zelinsky


Charlotte, NC

Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah,Reading, Drawing and Q&A with Paul O. Zelinsky and Emily Jenkins

Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

109 Remsen St

Brooklyn, NY 11201  (718) 623-7100

Sunday, November 18th at 12:00 – 2:00 PM

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah, Reading and Signing with Paul O. Zelinsky and Emily Jenkins, plus many other authors and artists!

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th St.

New York, NY 10011


Sunday, December 2nd at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah, Reading and drawing with Paul O. Zelinsky and Emily Jenkins

powerHouse on 8th

1111 8th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-801-8375

Sunday, December 9th at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Ticketed Event with Paul O. Zelinsky and Emily Jenkins

Lowe East Side Jewish Conservancy

Bialystoker Synagogue

7-11 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place

New York, NY 10002 (212) 374-4100

Genuine Fraud


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Here's the Genuine Fraud book trailer.  The book is in development with Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham for film, through their company A Casual Romance, in collaboration with Lionsgate Pictures.

Genuine Fraud is in stores, now.  Order it here. 
The We Were Liars paperback edition is also out --  and it  has all kinds of goodies in the back, including new love letters.




There are cool symbolic tire-swing images on the all-text  We Were Liars merchandise from Litographs.



Tucson Book Fest and First Year Experience Conference Presentation


Had a really interesting panel conversation at the Tucson Book Festival with Andrew Smith (whose new book is The Alex Crow) and Jo Knowles (whose new book is Read Between the Lines). We talked about non-linear structures in fiction -- and other stuff.  Here we are!  

In unrelated news, I was recently at the FYE (First Year Experience) Conference, where authors and college professors come together to talk about books that might be food for "One Book One School" or "One Book One City" type reads for Freshman. 

I had an amazing time and talked to lots of smart educators. I also got to hear presentations by Okey Ndibe (Foreign Gods, Inc.) , Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomenae) , Max Brooks (Harlem Hellfighters), and Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy). Here's my talk about We Were Liars and the ways it might be useful for college freshmen as a group read, especially for incoming students who might be reluctant readers, yet.  

It runs about 13 minutes. I tell some stories. 

UK Tour!

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 -

*Newly added*

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 

Waterstones Piccadilly, London – chaired by Anna James from We Love This Book and The Bookseller 


Wednesday 3rd December

Waterstones Liverpool ONE


Thursday 4th December

Easons O’Connell St, Dublin

Admission can be booked via Easons on 01-8583815


Friday 5th December

Waterstones Birmingham High St


We hope we’ll see you there!




Where I'll be at the International Reading Association conference this weekend, below:


Sunday 5/11
Come hang out with me and Sarah Mlynowski Sunday at 11:00 AM at SIGNAL. We have FUN planned.

 Signing at the Random House booth at 1:30 PM: not just We Were Liars (hardcover! before pub!) but also The Boyfriend List and two Jenkins books: Water in the Park, Toys Go Out.  (Not on the schedule! But I will be there.)

Then signing at the Anderson's Bookshop Naperville booth #2745: both We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

Come out and say hello.


US tour dates, Hands, etc.

I have continued writing mottos on my hands, as Cadence and Gat do in We Were Liars.


There's an interview with me about We Were Liars over at YA Interrobang.  And here's a review in The Horn Book to read.

The same info I've told you, but it bears repeating:

We Were Liars is out in the USA on May 13 and in the UK on May 14. 

US Tour dates are here.   Come out and see me beginning May 13!  Write on your hands and show me. Bring your friends.  I am doing stuff with Lauren Myracle, Lauren Oliver, Sarah Mlynowski, Libba Bray, Robin Wasserman, Gayle Forman, Jennifer Smith, Susane Colasanti, Eliot Schrefer -- basically, an awesome crew. 

May 14, 7pm EST  I hang out with 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.