Spring and Summer Tour Adventures for Family of Liars

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I am traveling this spring and summer with Family of Liars -- signing and talking about the book with some incredible authors (listed below).  Basically, fun times in bookshops and libraries

I'd love to see you.  Schedule below.

I'll sign any book you bring me, and if you can't buy a book,  I'll sign a free bookmark or write on your hands.

Vromans bookstore

Upcoming TOUR DATES (updated May 25, 2022) 

Carmichael’s @ The Louisville Free Library (Louisville, KY)   w/ Brooke Lauren Davis  (debut thriller is The Hollow Inside) – Friday, 6/10/22 at 6:00pmFriday, 6/10/22 at 6:00pm
Listing Link with click through to register: https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/e-lockhart-conversation-brooke-lauren-davi

Little Shop of Stories @ The DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch (Decatur, GA) w/ Nic Stone  (latest books are Dear Justyce and the collaborative Blackout)– Saturday, 6/11/22 at 7:00pm
Listing Link with click through to register: https://www.littleshopofstories.com/event/e-lockhart-live-and-person-conversation-nic-stone

Vroman’s (virtual) with Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson, Jessica Goodman w/ Alexa Donne  (Glasgow and Lawson's new book is The Agathas, and Goodman's new one is The Counselors)– Thursday, 6/30/22 at 6:00pm PT  
Listing Link with click through to register: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/liz-lawson-kathleen-glasgow-e-lockhart-discuss-their-latest

Titcomb’s Bookshop @ Sandwich Public Library (East Sandwich, MA) – Thursday, 7/14/22 at 6:00pm
Listing Link: TK

Hudson Valley YA Society Virtual Summer Reading Panel (hosted by Oblong Books) – Thursday, 7/21/22 at 7:00pm ET
Listing link with click through to register: coming soon

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore (Vineyard Haven, MA)  as part of the Islanders Write Festival – signing on Sunday, 7/31/22 at 5:30pm

The National Book Festival (Washington, DC) – Wednesday, 9/3/22,     Details to come

Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA) – Saturday, 10/1/22,  Details to come

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Family of Liars


Family of Liars, my new book, is a prequel to We Were Liars.  It'll be in stores on May 3, 2022.  You can pre-order it anywhere books are sold, and Barnes & Noble has an exclusive purple edition with special extra content.  You can pre-order that, as well. 

I'm so psyched for you all to read this wild ride of a book.  Check back here for any tour dates -- and I'll see you in March at the North Texas Teen Book Festival!


P.S. Mostly, I'm cavorting online on Instagram @elockhartbooks and on Twitter @elockhart.  You can also find me on TikTok @elockhartbooks.   




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 

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. http://ww2.aievolution.com/ira1401/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=2163

 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.