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March 10 & 11, 2018: I’ll be attending Tucson Festival of Books. More details to come.

December 9, 2017: LibCon West 2017 at Glendale Library starting at 11:00 a.m.

November 11 & 12, 2017: American Association of School Librarians National Conference & Exhibition. I’ll be reading on Friday; and on Saturday I’ll be in attendance with other authors signing books.

November 4, 2017: Stephanie will be appearing at the Tempe Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with YA authors Abigail Johnson, Kate Watson, Amy Trueblood, and Kelly deVos for a day of books and chat. She’ll be discussing “Realistic Contemporary YA” and copies of Sad Perfect will be available.

October 26: AzLA 2017, Panel at Arizona Library Association.

April 21 – 22: Local Authors Weekend at Barnes & Noble, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix. Join Stephanie along with Abigail Johnson, Shonna Slayton, and Tom Leveen among others as they discuss books and more! Details here. Join us for this fun interactive event! Friday, April 21, 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, 2 – 5 p.m.

April 29: Stephanie will be at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, CA, Saturday, April 29, with Ryan Dalton, Melissa Marr, and Aprilynne Pike. Event begins at 4 p.m. More details can be found at

Writers Digest – Successful Query: Agent Adriann Ranta and “Sad Perfect”

USA Today Blog – Exclusive Excerpt of Sad Perfect on USA Today’s Happy Ever After

CafeMom – How My Daughter’s Picky Eating Was Finally Diagnosed as an Eating Disorder

Kirkus – Sad Perfect Review

YA Highway – Sad Perfect Cover Reveal

Tuesday Writers Interview

Raise Your Voice on Pop Goes the Reader

Writer Odyssey Wednesday with Stephanie Elliot

Sad Perfect featured on Cover Snark: An author’s dream come true!

PopSugar – Snuggle up with these 22 books perfect for fireside reading

School Library Journal – My Teen Daughter Gave Me Permission to Write about her Eating Disorder

RT BookReviews: Forewords – The Books Before the Buzz

Publishers Weekly – Issues-Driven YA for 2017

Emmma’s Books on YouTube – Most Anticipated Releases of 2017

Booksparks – Best YA Book Club Pick for February

Liz & Lisa – Best Book of the Month February Edition

The Phix, Phoenix Magazine – Q&A with Sad Perfect Author, Phoenix Writer Stephanie Elliot

Good Morning AZ – Shedding Light on a Lesser-Known Eating Disorder

Buzzfeed – Issues-Driven Books You Must Read This Winter

Hypable – Stephanie Elliot discusses #NEDAwareness and the Inspiration Behind Sad Perfect

Women’s Fiction Writers – Why Stephanie Elliot Kept Quiet When Her Book Sold

Germ Magazine – How My Daughter Learned to Overcome This Unique Eating Disorder

Pop Sugar – Books Inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Pop Sugar – Best Books for Women




Advance Praise for Sad Perfect

Sad Perfect is a brilliant and beautiful debut. Pea’s story of her struggles with the eating disorder ARFID demands to be heard and understood through the powerful second-person narrative. This book is raw and visceral, yet ringed with the sweet hope of first love and the support of family. I could not put it down.” Marisa Reichardt, Underwater


“In this heartbreaking and deeply personal novel, Stephanie Elliot elevates the specific to the universal, and chronicles all of our struggles with the demons within. Sad Perfect is a book I couldn’t put down and one that will long stay with me. I loved it.” Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things


“Written in the second-person, Sad Perfect is the spare, hauntingly told story of a teenage girl and the eating disorder that threatens to consume her. You’ll be riveted by her story, and by Elliot’s careful observations of social media, the health care system, and parental neglect. Girls, and boys, will be reading this elegant and sad book for years to come.”  Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces


“A raw and visceral exploration of a unique eating disorder. Told in the second person, Sad Perfect is a masterfully crafted novel about the struggle for self-love and the healing power of self-acceptance.” Shannon M. Parker, The Girl Who Fell