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Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality e-cards!

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Hello readers! I hope your spring is starting off on a shiny new track. I’ve been a bit under the weather since I got back from my vacation in Paris and London, but hey, I got to go to Paris and London so no complaints here!

As you may have seen on Twitter and Facebook, my publisher did these fabulous e-cards for Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality. I thought I’d put them all up in one place for you to see (and share – feel free to copy and put up wherever!). 

(I wouldn’t mind if there was a guide for Clueless Adult Girls!)

And my personal favorite (and my favorite chapter header):

Oh how much I laughed when I came up with that one. I crack myself up sometimes!

That’s it for now! Hope you enjoy the e-cards (and the book!). 

XOXO, Elizabeth

The EPIC Great Personality post!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

When I sat down to write Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, I wanted to “take back” the “great personality” label. While on the surface it’s a compliment, it has gotten a reputation of being code for a girl who is “fat and ugly,” because if the first thing you mention about someone is how great their personality is, they can’t possibly be beautiful (so NOT true!). I want people (young girls especially) to be proud to have a great personality! There are so many times when we don’t feel enough: pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough, etc. But you ARE enough. 

So  This is Teen, Girl’s Life, and I declared today Great Personality Day! We went to Twitter to talk about having a great personality, and I even asked some of my author friends to lend a hand. The response was INCREDIBLE! I got a little teary (okay, I sobbed) by how much awesome there was out there for girls with great personalities. Below is a sample of some of the great tweets from the day. This girl who has been labeled as having a great personality is so honored to be in such GREAT company! 

Words of wisdoms from fabulous author friends:

“A #GreatPersonality can come right over here and sit down next to me, any time.” - Terra Elan McVoy

“I don’t need heels. My #GreatPersonality elevates me perfectly well.” - Marie Rutkoski

“Having a great personality means never EVER apologizing for being the incredible person you truly are.” - Jen Calonita

“Having a #GreatPersonality means never pretending to be something you’re not. Cthulhu has a #GreatPersonality.” – Michael Northrop

“It’s harder to maintain a #GreatPersonality than a 6 pack. That’s my excuse.” - John Corey Whaley

“Good looks sometimes get you in the door, but a #GreatPersonality means you’re always welcome to stay!” - Melissa Walker

“#GreatPersonality tip: Always have chocolate in the house, in case a friend in need stops by.” - Aimee Friedman

“A #GreatPersonality can talk about more than one thing. And, is often also a really good listener.” - Terra Elan McVoy

“If I had a color for every guy who says he cares more about a #GreatPersonality than anything, I would have a rainbow.” - Lindsey Leavitt

“A #GreatPersonality = how discretely you tell your friend if there’s lettuce in her teeth or toilet paper stuck to her shoe.” - Adele Griffin

“A #GreatPersonality doesn’t require creams or tucks to maintain a beautifully long shelf life. My grandma was proof of that!” - Lindsey Leavitt 

“A #GreatPersonality = being fun, interesting, and authentic.” - Marissa Meyer

“Having a #GreatPersonality means being who you are no matter what others say. Work it. Own it. Let your freak flag flap in the breeze.” - Susane Colasanti

“A #GreatPersonality will never develop spontaneous cellulite.” - Ally Carter

“With #GreatPersonality comes great responsibility.” - Stephanie Perkins

“A #GreatPersonality is on hand with chocolate, wine, hugs, a shoulder, and/or cheesy movies. They always know which one(s) you need.” - Victoria Schwab

“A #GreatPersonality is both more important and more affordable than a Keratin treatment or gel nails.” – Tonya Hurley

“A #GreatPersonality only gets better with age.” - Abby McDonald

“A trademark of a #GreatPersonality is to not engage The Crazy. Or to be The Crazy.” – Myra McEntire

“A #GreatPersonality does not require expensive eye cream.” – Jennifer Jabaley

“A #GreatPersonality is why a boy wants to stay on the phone with you alllllllllll night long.” – Siobhan Vivian

“You know you’ve got a #GreatPersonality when you go under-appreciated in high school.” - Jackson Pearce

“A #GreatPersonality does not get frizzy…. EVER.” - Lynn Weingarten

“Let your #GreatPersonality shine! The world is often a dark place and needs the light of great people!” - Lisa Schroeder 

“Have the courage to be yourself. No one else will ever be able to pull it off. You are extraordinary.” - Andrea Cremer

“Some are born with #GreatPersonality, some achieve #GreatPersonality, and some have #GreatPersonality thrust upon them in @ElizEulberg’s novel” - Alexander London

I was so excited to have some of my favorite people/authors participate and then they turned it on me. Was TOTALLY feeling the love – right back at all of you! 

“Having a #GreatPersonality means writing an amazing book & promoting it in a positive way. @ElizEulberg has a #GreatPersonality.” - Michael Northrop

“Having a #GreatPersonality gets you lots of hugs and high fives. Especially from @ElizEulberg” – John Corey Whaley

“During a group signing in NYC, I was hella-nervous, but @ElizEulbergwas kind, funny & made it all better. Now THAT’s a #GreatPersonality.” – Kim Harrington
 
“I was a shy noob & @ElizEulberg didn’t have to be so nice, but she was. I will always appreciate that. Not just on #GreatPersonality day. :) – Kim Harrington

“Reason #234 to have a #GreatPersonality  is you get to know people like @ElizEulberg who wrote REVENGE OF THE GIRL WITH THE GREAT PERSONALITY.” – Alexander London

“You know who doesn’t have a #GreatPersonality? Babycakes:http://bit.ly/YKFqDA  You know who DOES have a #GreatPersonality? @ElizEulberg.” – Michelle Hodkin

My fab publisher, Scholastic, put together Great Personality tips from famous literary characters:

Anne Shirley: Stand up for yourself. Especially if someone calls you Carrots or misspells your name.

Mary Poppins: There’s no such thing as a bag that’s too big.

Lizzie Bennet: Say no sometimes. Especially to a man who has behaved particularly priggishly.

Lizzie Bennet, #2: Always admit it when you’re wrong. First impressions AREN’T everything.

Hermoine Granger: You’re always right. Don’t let your friends forget it! 

Hermoine Granger, #2: You can be smart AND pack a punch. It’s cool, don’t worry.

Hermoine Granger, #3: Punctuality is next to godliness. And yes, you CAN be in two places at once.

Mia Thermopolis: Always give yourself enough time to get dressed. It’s harder than you think.

I had to include one from Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality’s Lexi: Don’t settle. In live, in love, or for a silly crown when you’re worth so much more.

Author Michael Northrop also got into the spirit and tweeted: “Luna Lovegood’s #GreatPersonality tip: Reassure friends they’re “just as sane” as you are. #evenwhenthatisnotveryreassuring” 

Great Personality tips from Girls’ Life:

Strike up a convo with a quiet classmate

Promise 30 mins of QT to your little sis. You remember how to play Barbies, right?

Slip a sweet note into your bestie’s locker

Call your grandparents just to say hi

Bring two treats to lunch—one for you, and one for your crush

Sign up for club at school that gives back to your community

Sign up for your school’s talent show with your BFFs. Don’t be afraid to show off your silly side

Pick up your sick friend’s missed schoolwork and drop it off with thermos of her fave soup 

Try on every lipgloss at the makeup counter until you find one that makes you feel amazing

From Twitter friends:

“Charisma, attitude, call it what you want; #GreatPersonality it’s the best weapon to face everything. Be proud and happy to have it.” - Daniela Bermudez

“Great minds may think alike, but girls with a #GreatPersonality think for themselves.” - Mary H.

“Being a girl w/ a #GreatPersonality is embracing who you are, quirks and all. It’s what makes you awesome” – Caitie F

“A #GreatPersonality can make a ‘normal’ or ‘ordinary’ person really beautiful.” – Kat Werner

“A #GreatPersonality means you are true to yourself without bringing others down.” – M. Reynolds

“Not letting the behavior and opinions of others determine your self worth.” - Suzanne Sullivan

“Don’t try to be anyone but yourself but DO try to be the best YOU! You’re one of a kind. Embrace it. Own it. “ – Tonya Kuper

Of course, I had to get a few thoughts in as well!

Having a #GreatPersonality doesn’t require expensive beauty products or trendy clothes, it’s all about being your awesome self.

Beauty fades, trends change, but #GreatPersonality lives forever.

Having a #GreatPersonality is way better than being boring.

If someone tells you that you have a #GreatPersonality that means you’re funny, clever, and amazing. Who WOULDN’T want that?

Tip for having a #GreatPersonality: Be true to yourself. You are awesome just the way you are.

Thank you so all who participated, especially my GREAT author friends. What a GREAT day!

 XOXO, Elizabeth

February 28th is #GreatPersonality Day!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Hello all! Mark your calendars! To celebrate the release of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, This is Teen, Girls’ Life, and I are declaring Thursday, February 28th #GreatPersonality Day on Twitter!

What does this mean? All day long on Thursday, I’ll be posting (along with some author friends) thoughts on having a #GreatPersonality. Girls’ Life will also be asking you to share some of your tips and traits. Be sure to follow me, This is Teen, and Girls’ Life on Twitter and use the #GreatPersonality hashtag. I’ll also be picking my favorite tweets and putting them in one EPIC #GreatPersonality blog post later this week!

But that’s not all! At 6pm EST, I’ll be doing an exclusive Twitter interview with Girls’ Life AND a Twitter chat to answer YOUR questions! Girls’ Life will also be giving out signed copies of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality during the chat.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on having a #GreatPersonality and answering your questions. It should be a GREAT day!

XOXO, Elizabeth

Win Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hello all! Here’s the blog giveaway for Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RULES BELOW BEFORE POSTING. Thanks!

I’m giving away one signed, personalized copy of the book this weekend right here on my blog! It’s very simple, just post a comment below. But if you’d like to answer a question, I’d love to hear what books you’ve read lately that you’re excited about. Please note, this isn’t a way to get you to say nice things about my books! :) I’ve got lots of traveling coming up and love getting suggestions of what books to read!

Please note, if this is the first time you’re commenting on my blog, I’ll need to approve your comment before it appears (thanks spammers!). I’ll be checking my comment queue every few hours so please be patient – I will approve it! 

RULES: One entry per person. US only. One winner will be chosen from random on Sunday, February 17th at 6pm EST. The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me before a secondary winner is selected.

TWITTER TRIVIA CONTEST UPDATE! As I previously mentioned, I’ll be doing a giveaway next weekend on Twitter. I had to change the time on Friday as I’ll be flying out that evening. So please see below for the dates and times that I’ll be posting the trivia question to Twitter. First person who gets it right wins!

Friday, February 22 at 6pm ESTThe Lonely Hearts Club trivia question

Saturday, February 23 at 2pm ESTProm & Prejudice trivia question

Sunday, February 24 at 6pm ESTTake a Bow trivia question

That’s it! GOOD LUCK! XOXO, Elizabeth

***CONTEST CLOSED*** Thanks to all who entered! 

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality Giveaway Extravaganza!!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Guess what’s coming out in a few short weeks? Did you guess Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality? Then you’re not only smart, but awesome! To get ready for the release, I’m going to be doing a giveaway EVERY weekend in February (and I’ll sign it). Yep. And that’s not all! The last weekend will give you THREE chances to win a copy (and don’t forget you can read the first two chapters here). So that’s SIX chances to win the book before it comes out! And I’m spreading the love over this blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

Here’s the rundown of what to expect so mark your calendars!

NOW! (until February 4th at 10am EST)

On Twitter simply tweet the link to this blog post using #RGGPgiveaway hashtag, I’m making it even easier by drafting a tweet for you: “Want a chance to win @ElizEulberg‘s REVENGE OF THE GIRL WITH THE GREAT PERSONALITY? Go here for details: http://www.elizabetheulberg.com/blog/?p=1321 #RGGPgiveaway” (And it’s 140 characters without the quotes OR you can do your own tweet, just be sure to include #RGGPgiveaway!). I’ll pick one winner from random on Monday, February 4th at 10:00 a.m. EST (as I’ll be busy watching Beyonce, I mean the Super Bowl).

FEBRUARY 8th-10th

Facebook time! I’ll be doing a giveaway over on my Facebook Page, so be sure to “like” it for details on how to win.

FEBRUARY 15th-17th

I’ll be doing a blog post on Friday, February 15th that you’ll need to submit a comment to be entered. I’ll make the question easy, honest!

FEBRUARY 22nd-24th

TWITTER TRIVIA CONTEST Think you know my books? I’ll be posting a trivia question at the times below* and the first person to get the question right wins!

Friday, February 22 at 8pm EST: The Lonely Hearts Club trivia question

Saturday, February 23 at 2pm EST: Prom & Prejudice trivia question

Sunday, February 24 at 6pm EST: Take a Bow trivia question

*I’ll be traveling that weekend so I may need to change the times, but will be sure to update this and send reminders out on Twitter if this changes!

Contest rules: all winners will be chosen by random (EXCEPT the Twitter trivia contest, see above), winner has 48 hours to get back to me before a secondary winner is selected. And I’m VERY sorry, but this is US only. I’ll do a worldwide contest later, when I have time to wait at the post office for an hour to fill out custom forms! I know it’s not fair, but I am on deadline AND jury duty. THAT’S not fair!  ;-)

GOOD LUCK! XOXO, Elizabeth

A note of thanks…

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Three years ago today my first book, The Lonely Hearts Club, was published. I really had no idea back then how much my life would change. My fourth book is coming out in March (click here to read an excerpt from Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality), I’m writing my fifth book, and will be celebrating my two year anniversary of being a full-time author in February. Never would I have believed any of those things would be possible. Ever.

Seeing my book in a bookstore for the first time!

I wake-up every morning grateful that I get to have the best job in the world. I know how fortunate I am and never take it for granted. I have no idea how long I’ll be able to write full-time (it’s not the most stable of jobs) so I realize what a gift every day is. None of this would be possible without you, dear reader. I’m always overwhelmed that people would not only read one of my books, but actually like it! Hearing from readers and getting to meet you is the best part of this job. I often get thanked by readers for writing a book, but I wouldn’t be able to write books unless there was an audience to write for (true, I’d still write, but I’m only published because people buy my books!).

So thank you for reading, thank you for retweeting, liking, blogging, etc. Thank you for letting this girl fulfill a dream that seemed insane only a few years ago. I’m aware that the only reason I get to do this is because of you. And I’ll always be grateful for that.

With much love and thanks, Elizabeth

P.S. – For those Lonely Hearts Club fans out there, I have posted outtakes from the book where you can read here and here.

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality excerpt!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Hello all! My fab publisher has allowed me to post the first two chapters of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, so here they are! Please note there is a page break since this is a long post!

CHAPTER 1. ATTACK OF THE MINI BEAUTY QUEENS

Applying butt glue to my sister’s backside is, without question, not the first way I’d choose to spend a weekend.

However, getting up close and personal is just one of the many glamorous tasks that are involved in being on Team Mackenzie. My sister’s a beauty queen, and she’s owning this room. I can’t help but feel a small sense of pride while watching Mac strut on stage in her (non-riding-up) bikini in front of an audience.

I do realize how pathetic this makes my life sound.

Sometimes I can’t believe that Mackenzie and I are related. Even the middle-aged man next to me currently taking photos of her gave me a yeah-right look when I told him we were sisters. Not like I care what he thinks. He’s the creepy one here.

Mac is one of those girls with shiny hair and gorgeous skin. You know the ones that I’m talking about.

I’m currently surrounded by them.

Even the most self-confident girl (who, to put it politely, does not possess any of the above mentioned characteristics) can feel a little down spending an entire day with the Beauty Bots.

There Mac is in the spotlight, smiling away as her (mostly fake) blonde-highlighted hair bounces in the air. She twists and turns to the music blaring during the swimsuit competition. Her tanned legs (done in the hotel room bathroom last night) hit the mark as she shows off her white teeth (also fake) to the three judges in front of her. She bats her lashes (well, some belong to her) flirtatiously to the one male judge. Her red-sequined two-piece suit (I spent all week trying to get her to sit still for me to take it in) sparkles in the spotlight. It took two spa visits, one salon appointment, a hair and makeup stylist, one pageant coach, one seamstress sister, and one very stressed-out mother for her to arrive at this moment.

The music ends and she gives one final bow before she struts off stage.

“Wow, she’s phenomenal,” the guy next to me says.

I give him a look that makes it clear that I’m beyond disgusted by his interest in my sister.

Oh, did I forget to mention that Mackenzie is seven-years-old?

Yep. Seven.

(Click below on Page 2 to continue reading…) 

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality cover and summary!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Hi y’all! While March 2013 is still months and months away, information about my next book is slowly starting to make its way out into the world. So I wanted to be sure to post the cover and synopsis about the book. I’m going to wait until later this year to talk more about it and post an excerpt, especially since I have THREE books that are already out and need some lovin’ (hint! hint!).

So without further ado, the cover and summary for REVENGE OF THE GIRL WITH THE GREAT PERSONALITY!

From Point/Scholastic:

A hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out of the wallflower so she can bloom.

Beauty is a beast, and it’s been making Lexi’s life miserable. Her mother is spending all the family’s savings on her sister’s beauty pagaent “career” — and her sister is only seven years old. Then there are the girls at school who think their appearance gives them the divine right to everything — including the boy Lexi has a crush on. Lexi’s always been on the periphery — the girl best friend, the girl who guys never think of kissing, the girl with “the great personality.” But enough’s enough — Lexi is going to stop wallflowering and start blooming.

So that’s Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality! Can’t wait to share more with you in the next few months. Until then, happy reading!

XOXO, Elizabeth