Hurrah! My True Love Gave to Me has received a *STARRED REVIEW* from Kirkus Reviews:

"Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It’s that rarest of short story collections: There’s not a single lump of coal."

• Featuring stories by: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.

• Mark it to-read on Goodreads here.

• Pre-order it on Barnes & Noble here or on Amazon here.

The UK cover for My True Love Gave to Me. Look at those fantastic pink pages! I’m so proud of the stories inside this gorgeous-looking anthology.

Holly Black! Ally Carter! Matt de la Peña! Gayle Forman! Jenny Han! David Levithan! Kelly Link! Myra McEntire! Rainbow Rowell! Laini Taylor! Kiersten White! Edited by (and with an additional story by) me!

To learn more about our UK edition, please visit My Kinda Book.

Atlanta! This weekend, I’ll be at the Decatur Book Festival and Dragon Con.

Friday, August 29: Dragon Con 

LGBTQA Representation in YA (A707, Marriott) — 11:30 AM 
Panelists: Cinda Williams Chima, Christopher Elliot, Casey Fiesler, Stephanie Perkins, Nessa Warrin
*If you bring my books, I will happily sign them in the hallway after this panel.

Saturday, August 30: Decatur Book Festival

Map of My Heart: Love Stories (Teen Stage) — 12:00-12:45 PM
Panelists: Adi Alsaid, Isabel Gillies, Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer E. Smith
*Signing immediately following this panel

Sunday, August 31: Dragon Con

Beyond Genre: Realistic YA Fiction (A707, Marriott) — 11:30 AM
Panelists: Gwenda Bond, Michelle Hodkin, Stephanie Perkins, Debbie Viguié
*If you bring my books, I will happily sign them in the hallway after this panel.


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Oakland, CA: Sunday, September 7
4 PM at A Great Good Place for Books

San Francisco, CA: Monday, September 8
Not Your Mother’s Book Club event with NINA LACOUR
7 PM at Books, Inc. Opera Plaza

Oceanside, CA: Tuesday, September 9
Illusions of Fate launch party with KIERSTEN WHITE and NATALIE WHIPPLE
7 PM at Barnes & Noble (Oceanside location)

New York, NY: Wednesday, September 10
Milk & Cookies event with GAYLE FORMAN
6 PM at McNally Jackson

Doylestown, PA: Thursday, September 11
with JON SKOVRON
6:30 PM at Doylestown Books

Haverford, PA: Friday, September 12
with DAVID LEVITHAN and CHRIS VAN ETTEN
7 PM at Children’s Book World

Houston, TX: Saturday, September 13
with KIERSTEN WHITE and JENNIFER MATHIEU
2 PM at Blue Willow Bookshop

Naperville, IL: September 27-28
Anderson’s YA Conference (must purchase ticket to attend)

St. Paul, MN: October 11
Twin Cities Book Festival

Charleston, SC: November 7-8
YALLFest 

(More events coming soon!)

My True Love Gave to Me (release date: October 14th) has received its first professional review! And it’s FANTASTIC.

“Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. Perkins’ sharp editing ensures each story flows seamlessly alone and within the collection … This is what all anthologies should aspire to be.”

RT Book Reviews: Top Pick for October, 4 ½ stars 

You’re all going to see If I Stay this weekend, right? Right??

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gayleforman:

Signing at Indigo with Jamie!

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I’m drawing so many hearts around this picture.

gayleforman:

And away we go….If I Stay premiere.

Gayle and her husband are the hottest. I’m allowed to say that, right??

GUYS GUYS GUYS I JUST SAW IF I STAY AND YOU ALL HAVE TO SEE IT THIS WEEKEND AND I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT.

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Anna and Étienne, Cricket and Lola, Isla and Josh by aaliyamj. Anna and Étienne, Cricket and Lola, Isla and Josh by aaliyamj. Anna and Étienne, Cricket and Lola, Isla and Josh by aaliyamj.

Anna and Étienne, Cricket and Lola, Isla and Josh by aaliyamj.

the-book-ferret:

They look so beautiful all together. My heart is full of happy. <3

I will re-tumbl this adorable ferret forever.

Isla and the Happily Ever After poster by kitkatlastimosa.

Interview round-up!

• I’m talking about high school and nachos at HelloGiggles.

• I’m talking about impostor syndrome and my cat at XO Jane.

• I’m talking about fan art and my own canon at Barnes & Noble.

Isla Martin by Irena Freitas (imnot12).

the-book-ferret:

My new avatar is the BEST PHOTO OF QUIGLEY EVER.