Blog posts in the category: Updates

The Soul-er Eclipse of My Heart.

Lisi HarrisonIf you subscribed my weekly Blah-g post from 2006-2014 then you, my loyal friend, have been in the Lisi Harrison Path of Totality. That’s right, I went dark. Not for a few moments, mind you. For a few years. No more unsolicited advice about relationships, writing, and friendship. No more updates about my latest novels. No more embarrassing stories ripped from the soy-sauce stained pages of my life. The weekly Wednesday Blah-g posts were gone–I was gone. And you deserve an explanation.

Since attention spans have rapidly decreased since we last spoke I’ll leave it at this: My light was eclipsed by the three D’s—divorce, deadlines, and “don’t say anything at all.” Yeah, that last D was me realizing that

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Face Time with YallWest

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I know I haven’t had much face time with you lately. In case you miss my mug Google “Lisi Harrison images,” then drain all color from my face and replace my ah-dorable outfit with something ill-fitting and typically worn when flu-like symptoms kick in. Yes, I’ve spent the winter hibernating in my writer’s cave working on my adult novel The Dirty Book Club and mama misses the wonderful world of YA. To prove it, I’ll be at Yallwest Saturday, April 11th. What’s Yallwest? Only the most ah-mazing YA book festival eva! Here’s a rundown of where you can find me.

On Saturday, April 11th at Santa Monica High School:

* I’ll be moderating the panel “Do Popular Things …

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YALLWEST Santa Monica!

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Last week I hinted at seeing some of your faces in person very soon. See that blue state on the map? If you live in it, or if you can get yourself to that little yellow dot on April 11th and 12th, you’re in luck. I’ll be at YALLWEST (YALLFEST’s sassy younger sister) with a gang of my author friends ready to get in some face time with you. I hope you’ll join me.

Check out the details below:yall westyall westScreen Shot 2015-02-11 at 4.01.32 PM

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Want tickets? Click the image below. I hope to see you there! 

get your tickets If you can’t make it, don’t fret. You can still keep tabs on event happenings over at YALLWEST’s Twitter page. Follow them here: yallwest twitter

And while you’re at it, …

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In the Cards for Valentine’s

I’m giving you the gift of time for Valentine’s Day and taking the guesswork out of which cards are the most AH-MAZING this year. I’ve done all the Internet scavenging for you so you can run out and nab (or make) a few for your special someones–friends and family included–right after reading this post. Check these out:

In no specific order…

1) DIY your Valentine’s card by cutting out a heart from a map of the city where you met your boyfriend/girlfriend. *Star* the exact spot you two first crossed paths.

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2) Have some self love while giving it to others this year. They’ll respect you more if you do.

just the way i am

 

3) Or lay it out on the line …

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Heavily Processed

As you can see by the glorious transformation of this webpage, superficial change is easy. Easier still if you have someone as brilliant and dedicated as Alisha the “office elf” doing it for you. But this is January, not December! You got the haircut, the glitter eyeliner, the whiter smile. You’re way past the point of superficial tweaks. You want real change, the subcutaneous kind, the stuff resolutions are made of. You want more muscle, less fat, higher grades, lower cholesterol, increased talking, decreased stalking…Whatever it is, you are going for it. Right now. And it’s going to happen. By MLK day.

… But what if it doesn’t?

What if your January finds you lifting weight, but dropping none?  What …

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Teach His Own

In my next life I’d like to cruise the world in a food truck that’s been converted into a jazzy clothing boutique. In the life after that I’d like to name nail polish for a cosmetics line. Assuming I get one more after that, I’d like to teach creative writing in a school like Alpha Academy. The first two are givens, but I bet you’re wondering what inspired the teacher thing. I mean, I am not a lover of classrooms or their smells. And yet, I’d love to stand before you and school you on Pretenders. The problem is I don’t have the patience to reincarnate three times. I want to do it NOW. So I am working on a …

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PARTYYYYY Live with Me

If you remember how much fun we had at my last Little Brown Live at the Lounge video chat with Megan McCafferty then you know this Holiday Live party is not to be missed.

Here’s the scoop on the event:

The Holiday Live at the Lounge on December 17th will feature LBYR YA authors Holly Black, Kami Garcia, A.S. King, Megan McCafferty, Margaret Stohl, and I chatting about everything from holiday plans, to new years resolutions, to our favorite holiday memory, to what to expect from each of us in 2014.  I’ll be wearing my ugliest holiday sweater and I hope you’ll join in on the chat wearing your finest tacky attire, too. Some of the authors attending the Holiday …

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New Year’s Leave

It’s the Jewish New Year and I am late for dinner. Oy! Not a very good start if you ask me. I have a half-written blah-g saved as a draft, which I will finish the minute I get into the office tomorrow. I promise. It’s full of confessions and one big embarrassing secret about me. And no, the secret isn’t that I dropped the blah-g ball today. That’s not a secret. You already know that.

Shoot. Gotta run.

Shalom out.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Lisi

Happy New Year

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The Majority Report

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of pie charts and percentages for the summer, I give you this. The results of last week’s Gracelet poll. I wasn’t kidding when I said only 200 could vote because I didn’t pay for the upgrade but somehow an extra 128 of you made it in anyway. Love that. Clearly silver/turquoise was a favorite so we will make that one for sure. I sent your results to the designer so she can give you what you want and I’ll keep you posted with updates. I’m so glad you’re as excited as I am for these. They’re going to be ah-mazing.

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Okay, enough math. Another thing we get to lose during the …

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Love/HATE!

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I’d like to begin today’s Blah-g with a poem…

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

I hate Valentines Day,

How about you?

If you are one of the few people who enjoy this Hallmark holiday, forgive me. But I have been  dumped, disappointed, stood-up, bored, food poisoned, acne infested, dateless, depressed through decades of them and the novelty has worn off. But hey, if you’re into it, enjoy if you possibly can.

For those of you who are staying home like me because you have nothing else to do would rather read, check out my new Tumblr.

If you are totally clueless unfamiliar with this photo and information-sharing site, don’t beat yourself up. Only 93.7 million blogs and

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