Archive for March, 2015

This Song Will Save Your Life paperback release is coming!

This Song Will Save Your Life comes out in paperback on April 14. That is really soon!

This Song paperback cover FINAL 2015

Here are some things that paperback edition includes that the original hardcover does not:

1) An awesome new cover!
2) A revealing interview between me and my editor!
3) Brand-new Elise-curated playlists for everything from “Best songs for doing homework” to “Best songs to get over a breakup”!

Pre-order your copy now:
Indiebound
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
BAM
Powell’s

I’ll be doing a couple events in California to celebrate the paperback launch:

3pm, Saturday, April 18: panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books with Tommy Wallach and David Levithan, moderated by Aaron Hartzler

7pm, Monday, April 20 (a.k.a. my birthday): Not Your Mother’s Book Club discussion and signing at the Books, Inc. in Palo Alto.

Come celebrate with me!

Upcoming events and appearances for 2015

I already have a number of book events lined up for this year. I’ll announce even more events down the line, but for now I wanted to tell you everything I know. I would love to see you at any of these bookstores, libraries, and festivals!

Wednesday, March 18, 7pm
The Astoria Bookshop in Queens, New York

Launch party for Jenn Marie Thorne’s debut YA, THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT. Jenn and I will be in conversation, discussing how she wrote such a fantastic novel.

Friday, March 20, 3:55pm
The New York Public Library in New York, New York

Part of the New York City Teen Author Festival, I will be moderating a panel called “The Fame Game,” featuring the delightful YA authors Alison Cherry, Sarah Darer Littman, Maya Rock, Rebecca Serle, and Alecia Whitaker.

Saturday or Sunday April 18-19, time and day TBA
Los Angeles, California

I will appear on a panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Exact date, time, and topic of my panel to be announced in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out.

Monday, April 20, 7pm – a.k.a. my BIRTHDAY!
Palo Alto, California

Paperback launch event for This Song Will Save Your Life at Not Your Mother’s Book Club at Books, Inc.

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Tuesday, September 15, 7pm
Brookline, Massachusetts

Boston-area launch party for my forthcoming YA novel, Tonight the Streets Are Ours, at Brookline Booksmith. September 15 is the very day the book comes out, so we will be celebrating intensely.

Thursday, September 17, 7pm
New York, New York

NYC-area launch party for Tonight the Streets Are Ours at McNally Jackson.

Whew. That is a lot. And watch this space, because there’s even more to come!