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

POSTPONED! Upcoming details will be announced soon! January 27, 2018: YAllapalooza Writing Conference, Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Stephanie and other YA authors for workshop sessions*. From 2-4 p.m. there will be a panel, discussion, and book signing. More details can be found at Changing Hands Yallapalooza Writing Conference or call the Phoenix store: 602.274.0067. *There is a fee for the workshop, but the panel at 2 p.m. is free.

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

Cover Snark – 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

RT Book Reviews – 4.5 stars Book Review Sad Perfect





“Elliot’s novel helps to fill a gap within teen narratives about disordered eating.” Kirkus


“A well-written page-turner whose sensitive topic is covered with finesse and grace. This novel would be a worthy addition to a high school library collection.” School Library Journal


“Diversity in young adult books is finally on the rise, and Sad Perfect fits the bill. It takes an honest look at an eating disorder and mental health issues faced by some teens. Sad Perfect is recommended for libraries serving middle school age and up, where it will appeal to fans of realistic fiction about difficult topics.” Voya Magazine


“Elliot’s YA debut is told in second-person narrative, a rarity in this genre — but it works. … Readers who aren’t aware of this type of eating disorder will learn a great deal; expect to develop understanding and sympathy for those who suffer from eating disorders.” RT Book Reviews