The Great (and late) We Can Work it Out Easter Egg Hunt contest!

Hello all! I know I've been MIA on this blog, but a) I've been busy traveling for the release of We Can Work it Out and b) working on the first book in my new middle-grade series, The Great Shelby Holmes (coming Fall 2016)! It's been great meeting so many wonderful readers, and look forward to meeting more of you at the LA Times Festival of the Book next weekend! When I sat down to write We Can Work it Out, it was a big moment for me. Not only did I get to revisit the characters that have meant so much to me, but I got nostalgic for all my characters. As I started writing a scene in which the Lonely Hearts Club was going to spread beyond Parkview, IL, I realized that I could bring a couple characters from a past book into this world because it worked out geographically. Then I started putting little references to other books throughout.

Now, the two characters who appear are fairly easy to spot (many of you have). But the others aren't so obvious. I did a trivia question on Twitter about one and nobody got the answer right, but then I realized it wasn't that fair of me. I hit people up out of the blue. Which leads me to...


On Saturday, April 25th, I'll be hosting a contest over on Twitter asking about specific references in We Can Work it Out. The first person who answers correctly will win a signed book from me (it can be We Can Work it Out or any of my books). I'll be doing it throughout the day and giving people a heads-up when it's going to happen. There are technically SEVEN references to past books (Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, and Better Off Friends--all get a little nod, some more obvious than others). Afterwards, I'll post a blog with a listing of all those references for those who are curious.

Of course, I can't host a contest without rules, so please note: you have to answer in reply to my question, you can't just start tweeting references you spot. The first person who shows up IN MY FEED with the correct answer wins (this was a problem last time and there were screenshots involved, trust me, I'm an honest person). And, I'm sorry, but it's US only.

Why US only? Well, first, We Can Work it Out is only LEGALLY available in the US and Canada right now. So if you've gotten a copy of it online for free, you've technically stolen it. I won't reward that! Plus, it's complicated to ship internationally. I LOVE my foreign readers and WILL do something for you closer to the foreign release dates for We Can Work it Out (and since I'm always asked, this is what I know so far: Spain on May 21st, Latin America and Mexico in October and please note, I have NO CONTROL over when/where my books come out).

These little shout-outs were fun for me to write, but I also did them for my readers. Without you, I'd just be some crazy girl with voices in my head. Now I get to write those voices down and people think I'm only somewhat crazy. ;) Thank you again for all your support and hope you enjoy reading We Can Work it Out!

XOXO, Elizabeth

We Can Work it Out giveaway extravaganza!!

Hello all! I haven't had a chance to do any giveaways for We Can Work it Out yet, mostly because I didn't have any ARCs. Plus, it was the holidays. And, I was on deadline for my next book and kinda lazy. But now it's time! I'll be hosting two different giveaways: the Instagram one starts NOW and Twitter will be next weekend (from January 24-26).

(This is also a good time to mention that if you want a signed, personalized copy of the book AND FREE Lonely Hearts Club swag, you can pre-order We Can Work it Out from Books and Company. Details here. And be sure to check out my events page to see if I'm coming to a city near you!)

INSTAGRAM CONTEST Starting today, I'll be hosting a contest over on Instagram through January 25th. Do you have a favorite quote from one of my books? Post the quote on Instagram (and feel free to add graphics and make it look fancy) with the hashtag #elizabetheulbergquotes plus the hashtag from which book it's from (examples: #takeabow #betterofffriends, etc.). You can also tag me @elizabetheulberg. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

RULES: One winner will be chosen at 10pm EST on Sunday, January 25th and will received a signed, personality copy of We Can Work it Out. US only.

TWITTER CONTEST Trivia question time! Make sure you have read the Lonely Hearts Club e-shorts.They are all FREE and available wherever books are sold OR you can read them over on my Wattpad page.

On Friday, January 24, I'll ask a question about A Hard Day's Night. The question on Saturday, January 25th will come from Two of Us, Sunday's question will be on From Me to You.

RULES: I will post the time I'll be tweeting the trivia question each day at 10 a.m. EST. Once I tweet the question, the first person to answer the question correctly wins a signed, personalized copy of We Can Work it Out! US only. There is one small caveat with this contest: last time I did this, I was harassed so badly by someone on Twitter, I was in tears. So if you harass me, you'll be blocked and will NOT win. That was not cool.

Dear non-US readers, I know people are probably upset that this contest is for US only. The reason: it is extremely expensive to ship overseas. Plus, there are lots of forms to fill out and I honestly don't have time as I'll be getting ready for the release of the book. I ADORE my foreign readers and I'll do something for you soon, but sadly, it can't be now. Sorry!

That's it! We Can Work it Out is almost out (January 27th) - I'm so excited for you guys to see what's in store for Penny Lane and crew!

XOXO, Elizabeth

Details on the BEATLErific Twitter Giveaway!

Hello all! Tomorrow, February 7, is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the US for the first time (and it also happens to be Penny Lane Bloom's birthday). I wanted to do something special to commemorate this huge date in Beatles history, so I decided to do a giveaway. A massive giveaway! How does this look?


Yep! One lucky winner will received a signed, personalize set of my books:

Better Off Friends hardcover (I only have two copies!)

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality hardcover

Take a Bow paperback

Prom & Prejudice paperback

The Lonely Hearts Club paperback

Starting at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday, February 7, 2014: All you need to do to enter is tweet what your favorite Beatles song is with the hashtag #BetterOffBeatles. Simple!

Here are the RULES:

The contest closes at 10:00 a.m EST on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

One winner will be chosen from random using

Winner must provide a US address. Yes, it's US only. Sorry about that, but it would take too much time and money to try to ship such a large package abroad. I need to finish The Lonely Hearts Club sequel instead of spending hours at the post office! (And I did just do an international giveaway on Facebook, so...)

If the winner doesn't get back to me within 48 hours of notification or does not have a US address, another winner will be selected. We'll keep going like that until I have a winner!

That's it! Can't wait to see what everybody's favorite song is! I can't choose, it's impossible. I know, you'd think I'd ask an easier question, but it's for FIVE books!

XO, Elizabeth

Win Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality!

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!