Gracias a Peru!

IMG_5145 Peru, Peru, Peru... Where do I even begin?

I have so many feelings and thoughts about my visit that I needed to do a blog post to properly convey my gratitude. (Sorry that this is in English, but I have so much I want to say, I want to make sure I say it right!)

First, THANK YOU for supporting my books. I've heard from many of my Peruvian readers through the years and I was so excited when I was invited to come to FIL Lima. THANK YOU for coming out to see me. THANK YOU for waiting in such a long line to get your book signed. THANK YOU for the gifts and letters (I read each one and ATE ALL THE CANDY). THANK YOU for being so sweet and wonderful. Every single person I met in Peru was so nice and helpful. THANK YOU for putting up with my horrible Spanish.

Second, you surprised us! Both my wonderful publisher, Penguin Random House Peru, and the US Embassy in Peru were blown away with how many people came to my event. At first they thought, maybe 200 people would come, then it was 400. The day of the event, we guessed maybe 600 people would come. THEN OVER 800 PEOPLE CAME TO SEE ME! I have never and I mean NEVER had that many people come hear me ever. THANK YOU!

Crowd waiting outside the room where I was speaking.

These are two of my favorite videos from that day: This cute reader video shows the circle that had to be formed around me when I had to go to the bathroom--nothing like letting hundreds of people know you have to pee! And this is a fun behind-the-scenes look at my day, thanks to Entre Paginas!

Third, I guess this is where I need to apologize. I'm very sorry people had to wait so long in line to get their book signed. And when you finally got up to see me, I could only sign one book and just sign my name. Believe me, I SAW each and every one of you. I know you were rushed, but I really wanted to see as many people as I could. ALSO, if you got your book signed, check out Penguin Random House Peru's Facebook page for your picture.

Fourth, can I just say how much I loved your food! You all told me that I would love it and WOW. My sister, cousin, and I kept talking about how every meal was insanely good. (I'm currently drinking green juice to make-up for all the eating I did in Peru.) My feelings for your food is best depicted in this photo:

Lomo saltado--YUM!

Fifth, I LOVE YOUR COUNTRY! As many of you know, my sister, cousin, and I went on a five day tour after my event. We went to Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Here are some photos of our wonderful time.


Llama selfie!

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Sixth, there are few people I need to thank. I can only come to a festival if I'm invited by either the festival or my publisher. HUGE THANKS to the people of FIL Lima, Penguin Random House Peru, and the US Embassy in Peru for arranging my visit. Special thanks goes to my fabulous publicist, Silvia Galvez, who a) was the person responsible for inviting me to come to Peru, b) worked VERY hard while I was there and took such good care of me, and c) made sure I was fed. (VERY IMPORTANT!) Thank you, Silvia! XOXO

With Sylvia...and a plate of delicious food!

Finally, I'm still blown away by all the people who came. I really hope that I'll come back to Peru again. This visit wouldn't have possible without the support of my readers. So THANK YOU again for some of the best days of my life!


FIL Bogota events!

Hello! I'm so excited to be heading to Bogota, Colombia next month to meet my amazing readers at FIL Bogota. You can get information about the festival here. Below are details of my events while I'm in town (the festival was nice enough to send me the information in both Spanish and English). I can't wait to meet my Colombia readers! (I WILL be going to another country in South America this summer for a festival, but I can't announce those details yet.) This is a dream come true, and it wouldn't have been possible without my Colombian readers asking for me. THANK YOU! And SEE YOU SOON!!! XOXO, Elizabeth


El club de los corazones solitarios

La escritora Elizabeth Eulberg, autora de “El club de los corazones solitarios”, y la escritora colombiana Amalia Andrade, autora del libro “Uno siempre cambia el amor de su vida, por otro amor o por otra vida”, conversan sobre este entrañable y singularísimo club.

Fecha: Sábado 30 de abril

Hora: 4:00 p.m.

Lugar: Corferias, Sala Madre Josefa del Castillo

Firma de libros: Elizabeth Eulberg

Fecha: Sábado 30 de abril

Hora: 5:30 p.m.

Lugar: Corferias, stand de Random House


Carolina Andújar conversa con tres estrellas de la literatura juvenil contemporánea: Elizabeth Eulberg ("El club de los corazones solitarios"), Benjamín Alire Saenz ("Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos sel universo) y Leonardo Patrignani (saga "Multiverso").

Fecha: Domingo 1 de  mayo

Hora: 4.00 p.m.

Lugar: Corferias, Auditorio José Asunción Silva


The Lonely Hearts Club

American writer Elizabeth Eulberg and Colombian writer Amalia Andrade talk about Eulberg's beloved book "The Lonely Hearts Club".

Date: Saturday, April 30th Time: 4:00 p.m. Place: Corferias, Madre Josefa del Castillo Hall

Book signing: Elizabeth Eulberg

Date: Saturday April 30th

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: Corferias, Random House Stand


Carolina Andújar talks with three YA Novel stars: Elizabeth Eulberg ("The Lonely Hearts Club") Benjamin Alire Sáenz ("Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe"), and Leonardo Patrignani ("Multiverse" saga).

Date: Sunday, May 1st Time: 16:00 Place: Corferias, José Asunción Silva Auditorium

Pre-order WE CAN WORK IT OUT for FREE Lonely Hearts Club items!

**UPDATE: Since We Can Work it Out is FINALLY out (HOORAY!), the pre-order campaign is over, HOWEVER, Books and Company has a bunch of signed books, stickers, and buttons leftover so you can still get a signed book, it just won't be personalized!** Hello everybody!

I can't believe we're less than two months away from the release of WE CAN WORK IT OUT (coming January 27th!)! I'm very excited to announce that I've teamed up with the fabulous independent bookstore Books and Company in Oconomowoc, WI to give you awesome goodies if you pre-order a copy of WE CAN WORK IT OUT!


Not only will you get a SIGNED, PERSONALIZED copy of WE CAN WORK IT OUT if you pre-order through Books and Company, you'll also receive a Lonely Hearts Club button AND three different Lonely Hearts Club stickers!

HOW TO PRE-ORDER: Click here or you can call (262) 567-0106. International shipping available to some areas (contact the store for more details).

AND! If you happen to be in Wisconsin, I'll be celebrating the release of WE CAN WORK IT OUT at Books and Company on January 27th at 6:30 along with one of my favorite authors (and people) Ally Carter! If you aren't in the area, be sure to check out my EVENTS page regularly for more events this spring!

XOXO, Elizabeth

Countdown to Better Off Friends: 1 Week! The Events, Giveaways Galore and HUGE THANKS!

Hello all! I remember when I finished the page proofs for Better Off Friends in May thinking it was going to be FOREVER until the book would finally be out. But we are almost here! We are ONE WEEK away from Better Off Friends being out in the world!


I've already talked about the inspiration,  characters, and setting, so I thought I'd have this last pre-release blog post be about where you can pre-order a copy of the book, where you can see me this spring, AND where you can win one of EIGHT signed books being given away! That's right, it's the PAR-TAY post! Plus, I have a special note for each and every one of you below (see Final Thoughts). 


Since I can't be everywhere at once, the lovely folks at Boswell Books in Milwaukee are currently taking pre-orders for anybody who wants a SIGNED, PERSONALIZE copy of Better Off Friends (or any of my books!). I'll be there on the 25th signing away, so if you want a signed book give them a call at 414/332-1181.


Below are the current list of events I'll be doing this spring. I do know I'll for sure be in Los Angeles and Philadelphia area, but don't have that information yet. As always, keeping checking my EVENTS page for updates. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Better Off Friends launch event!
Boswell Books
2559 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
For more information

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Books and Company
1039 Summit Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
There'll be CULVER'S CUSTARD, so bring your sweet tooth! 
For more information

Friday, February 28, 2014
4:30 p.m.
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
For more information

Monday, March 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Presentation/signing for WUD Publications Lit Fest
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53716
I'll be talking more about the publishing process at this open to the public event, but also answering any and all book questions! A Room of One's Own bookstore will be selling books afterwards.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library 
253 W. Edgewater, Portage, WI 53901
For more information

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:30 p.m.
WORD bookstore
123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
The Mutual Admiration Society Reading with Kate Brian (Hereafter), Susane Colasanti (All I Need), Michelle Hodkin (The Evolution of Mara Dyer), David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing), and Rebecca Serle (The Edge of Falling)
For more information

Sunday, March 23, 2014
1:45-2:30 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
For more information
This is part of The New York City Teen Author Festival, click here for the full schedule of events.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night
NYPL - Jefferson Market Branch
425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th Street), NYC
I'll be reading along with Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (Elusion), Gwendolyn Heasley (Don’t Call Me Baby / The Art of Goodbye), Emmy Laybourne (Sky on Fire), Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse), Jennifer E. Smith (The Geography of You and Me), and Jess Verdi (The Summer I Wasn’t Me).
For more information

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alief Taylor High School
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
For more information



I'm so fortunate that a group of awesome Wisconsin bloggers are not only reviewing and doing blog posts this week leading up to the release, but each will be giving away of a signed book. That's right, EIGHT CHANCES TO WIN A SIGNED BOOK! (HUGE thanks to Liza at WhoRuBlog for spearheading the #BetterOffInWi blog tour!)

Feb 16 Liza – WhoRuBlog – Review & some more recipes & giveaway of a signed book

Feb 17 Sarah – Novel Thoughts  - Review and and giveaway of signed book

Feb 18 Jaime and Erin – Fiction Fare – Quotes from the book with Wisconsin references & giveaway of a signed book

Feb 19 Andrea – Mrs. Payan Reads – History of Culvers and giveaway of a signed book

Feb 20 Erica – The Book Cellar – (still to be determined) & giveaway of a signed book

Feb 21 Heidi – YA Bibliophile – Irish references and giveaway of a signed book

Feb 22 Rachel – As told by Rachel – Pictures of places mentioned in the book from Wisconsin and giveaway of a signed book

Feb 23 Kelly – Belle of the Literati – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY: Can girls and boys be friends? Kelly is asking her friends for for their thoughts!

Feb 24 Jillian – Heise Reads and Recommends – Reviews from Students & giveaway of a signed book


I keep having to pinch myself that my FIFTH book is about to come out. Not only that, this Thursday will mark my third anniversary as a full-time author. Three years ago, I thought I'd take a year off to write and see where that would lead me. Never did I think I'd still be doing it three years later. It isn't easy being a full-time author (hello health care premiums and paying loads in taxes!), but it's the best job. I don't take it for granted for one minute. I have no idea where I'll be in a year, but I do know this: each and every day I wake up and get to have the best job in the world, and it's because of YOU. Authors are nothing without people to read their books. Thank you for making my dreams come true.

XOXO, Elizabeth