Title Wave

Before I get to the main business of the day I want to thank all of the people who helped me raise $2600.00 for the Office of Letters and Light.Β  Their programs provide educators and librarians with the tools they need to inspire creativity and push students to reach goals. Participants are given free access to web forums, workbooks, writing tips, and pep talks from published authors. In addition to a completed novel they are left with a sense of accomplishment and confidence in a field that most people find intimidating and out of reach.

I truly believe that teaching creativity, grit, and innovation, are one of the best ways to guarantee your future success. For everything else there’s Google.Β  So keep writing. For those of you who don’t write, donate. And for those of you who don’t write or donate please help me figure out a new title for Phoenix Five.

This is me five seconds ago.

These are the latest titles I have come up with. Do you like any of them?

The Liar’s Guide to Popularity.
Down Came The Reign
We The Popular.
Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous.
Faking Fabulous.
Almighty Fraud
Survival of the Fakest
How to Make it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.
How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

Help! (That’s not a title. Just a cry for help.)




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  • Kyra says:

    I love Faking Fabulous and We The Poupular! I’m so excited for your next book! (:

  • jen says:

    faking fabulous πŸ˜‰

  • Ava says:

    Fraudacity or Faking Amazing. Bye!!! Luh-v ya Lisi!!!!! Can’t wait for this book, whatever-your’e-gonna-call-it!!!

  • rujuta says:

    down came the reign<3 it sounds really catchy and gets your attention:) and its very non-cliche

  • Zula says:

    I know its a bit late; your probably typing a new post as I type this! But my vote goes to:
    We the Popular or Down Came the Reign
    love you Lisi! keep on writing, what you did for letters of light was incredible! And I know that in true Lisi fashion, you will *bring it* with this next book (cue cheesy cheerleader snap and head bop)

  • Elsie says:

    Hey Lisi I just LOVE:
    The Liar’s Guide to Popularity
    and…BEST OF ALL
    DOWN CAME THE REIGN that title is very Lisi in my opinion.
    H&K (Hugs and Kisses)

  • SAM says:

    hi lisi it’s me suck up lol but i plan on reading the clique series again B{ peace

  • Tamara says:

    I personally like The Phoenix Five: License to Spill. I am so sad that you can’t use it, but it will always be in my heart!! Out of the suggestions you made, I liked We the Popular and Faking Fabulous. But I still REALLY like License to spill. I should probably stop living in the past. The new book will still be ah-mazing, no matter what the title. You are an awesome writer!!!!

  • Syd says:

    On the weekend I was volunteering with my friend for 9 hours at a kids Christmas party, we were on bouncy castle duty. As the line built up, I noticed a girl with a Monster High t-shirt! I wanted to say something but I got sidetracked, probably because I was diving into the bouncy castle to pull out a 2 year old. No joke, I did do that during the day at one point. Either way, I thought I would let you know you have fans all ages from all over, Lisi πŸ™‚

  • Lydia says:

    I like Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous and Survival of the Fakest. No matter what you choose for the title, I’m sure I’ll love the book. The sneak peeks have been interesting. I love books that are written in journal form.

  • Maggie says:

    I don’t have a bed anymore. I caused all the computers in the school to have to have a system reset. I dropped my egg baby 3 times so now I have a skinless hardboiled egg to carry around all day.
    me: do I have to keep carrying it around?
    Teacher: yes! Of course! If you had a real disabled child you wouldn’t ditch them!
    Me: of course not! But I would stop carrying a child around if it was dead, smelly, and all of its skin fell off!


  • chicred09 says:

    I love faking fabulous!!! It is super cute and catchy!!!

  • amy says:

    i like faking fabulous. ff for short πŸ˜€ whenever i see a pun from you, i think of all your other books… but i guess that’s good? haha

  • Ayesha says:

    I love
    How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography
    i thinks its catch and perfect although a bit long

  • nadiabean21 says:

    Whatever happened to those bracelets? Remember the ones where you could open it and put a secret inside of it?

  • I like:
    Down Came the Reign
    How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

  • Aw, I really liked The Phoenix Five, but I guess I missed the post where we gave our feedback.
    I do think Down Came the Reign is pretty catchy, though. It has one of your trademark puns and does a good job of summarizing what the book will be about, so that one has my vote! πŸ™‚

  • emily* says:

    I like we the popular , Fraudacity, and the liar’s guide to popularity

  • Marlee says:

    I like How to fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography and Fraudactiy!

  • Wendy says:

    Personally, I like Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous, Faking Fabulous, and How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

  • Cassie says:

    I like Faking Fabulous the best, but they all sound good! But I have to say, they all kind of remind me of the Clique, but considering they were best-sellers, I don’t think that’s a bad thing!! πŸ™‚

  • FAKING FABULOUS is definitely my favorite. I’m sorry “Phoenix Five: License to Spill” didn’t work out because I really adored the title. It felt more grown up and serious in a way, but FAKING FABULOUS also gives me that vibe, and I think it fits in with the YA market these days while still maintaining that “Lisi-ness” I’ve loved for so long. Good luck with the Title Wave. Honestly, though, I couldn’t have thought of something more fabulous than that one. πŸ™‚ I think it’s perfect.

    Fingers crossed your agent and editor feel the same!
    P.S. Have a fabulous week, Lisi. See what I did there? Fabulous? Tee-hee!

  • Ana says:

    I love “Down Came the Reign”!

  • Hero says:


    Though, I’m honestly one of the few people who liked Phoenix Five. πŸ˜›

  • Pearl says:

    I really like We the Popular!! It sounds catchy πŸ™‚

  • Dara says:

    I like two of them, Faking Fabulous and How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

  • Evie D. says:

    I like “faking fabulous”

  • Maggie says:

    Just autocorrect autocorrect bin your brain.

  • Maggie says:


  • Maggie says:

    Wish, I don’t feel that way towards you auto correct, I hate, not date.

  • Maggie says:

    I date autocorrect! I meant bring, not bin. Stupid.

  • Maggie says:

    3 skylanders giants commercials in a row? Seriously TV? Oh and I have to take care of an egg baby for school. When it breaks I’m just gonna bring bin a stuffed chick and yell IT HATCHED!!!!!!!!

  • D (like thee) Bartolucci says:

    I personally like We The Popular! Or Faking Fabulous! πŸ™‚ Sounds like its going to be a great read!

  • I like Faking Fabulous! I’m trying to think of some good ones now!! -Ibby xx

  • Syd says:

    We The Popular or Down Came the Reign πŸ™‚

  • Laura says:

    Survival of the Fakest
    How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

  • Cindy Li says:

    I LOVE “Down Came The Reign.” It is an “ah-mazing” title!

  • Samantha says:

    Down Came The Reign! lol, i just Adore that! ugh spell checker! its ‘J’adore’! But i have’nt been here in a few months and i finshed the Clique seris and i’ve been trying to be like Massie!!!!!


  • Lauren says:

    I like Faking Fabulous:D!

  • sara says:

    My top 3:
    Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous
    Survival of the Fakest

    but while I appreciate that a good title hooks those who aren’t as familiar with your work, you can bet all of us will read it no matter what you decide to call it!! πŸ™‚

  • Mira says:

    I like Down Came The Reign and Faking Fabulous πŸ™‚

  • SAM says:

    like them all lisi

  • MAYa says:

    LISI!! πŸ™‚
    I’ve missed coming on the blah-g, I probably haven’t been on in a month or so. But school finally let out for the holidays *yaay* so I’ll be coming on a lot more often. I’ve caught up on all the missing blah-gs and I absolutely ah-dore the extract of Pheonix Five you posted. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something rather elusive, catchy, and mysterious, with your usual side of witty humour, that I find super awesome about Sheridan’s voice. Also: I love seeing how you write in 1st person; its a refreshing change. As for the title choices, I love Fraudacity best, followed by Down Comes the Reign. Faking Fabulous is a decent choice too, but sounds a bit more like something Massie would say, or maybe that’s just me… plus there’s a YA book by Alisson Noel, Faking 19, and it just reminds me of that. But Fraudacity definitely stands out.
    xox, Maya

  • Rachel says:

    Faking Fabulous!!!!!!! :))

  • Rhea says:

    The title Phoenix Five is already alright for me, but Down Came The Reign is also good!

  • kat10235 says:

    I love faking fabulous but lisi just go with what ever one feels right! I know my self two of the hardest writing things is Naming characters and the story it’s self.

  • Kaitlyn says:

    I love Faking Fabulous. I think you should go with the one that just feels right though. Good Luck picking!!

  • Kiara says:

    Faking Fabulous.

  • KK says:

    Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous.
    is my favorite. hang in there, lisi!!

  • shaila says:

    out of those Faking Fabulous
    what about Exposed or
    The Naked Truth or
    Inside Out or
    Laid Bare or
    Revelations or
    Behind the masks

  • Down Came The Reign
    Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous.
    How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography.

  • Lillie says:

    Down Came the Reign and We the Popular FTW!

  • jvcprincess789 says:

    Fake it till everyone knows the truth.
    Fake it till it hurts.
    What in the world just happend to my life??
    5 kids, 1 school, & these little things called journals.
    What journal???

  • I <3 Faking Fabulous and We The Popular.

  • Rebecca says:

    I like Down Came the Reign and We the Popular. Some of the titles you were considering remind me of the Clique and feel a bit junior… Unless that’s what you were going for…
    <3 I'll love it anyway

  • Olive says:

    I really like “Fraudacity”; it just sounds right πŸ™‚

  • sarah says:

    Faking Fabulous all the way!

  • Shaycee says:

    well this is a stab in the dark now, and i know its a bit ironic, but I thought of a title that you might like.

    you could call the story “Burn This Book” because it wasnt supposed to be read. hopefully, no one actually burns the book, but the title nabs attention. idk.

    i tried.
    πŸ™‚ hapy day

  • Alexi says:

    I like the first one but I came up with a title, Standing Tall. I’m not sure if it fits the book, but if it doesn’t, I can always use it for my story.

  • Caitlin says:

    Faking Fabulous!

  • Judy says:

    also i like we the popular

  • Judy says:

    i like down came the Reign, faking fabulous, survival of the fakest, and fraudicity altho i had already liked phoenix five

  • Laura says:

    While I really did like Phoenix Five, We The Popular sounds really cool(athough my opinion doesn’t seem to be a very popular one in the comments). I don’t know why, it just sounds like a good title, something I’d want to read.
    For example:
    Friend who noticed I have a very pretty new book: Hey, what book is that?
    Me, who is happy to explain, even if it means I have to stop reading: Oh, it’s this new book by Lisi Harrison, We The Popular.
    Friend who is intrigued: Oh, wow, I’m intrigued.

    Plus, WTP is good book abreviation type thing. πŸ™‚

  • bareha says:

    Faking Fabulous is a… FABULOUS title!!! use that one.

  • Maggie says:

    I love fraudacity! Great title there!

    Yes, same Maggie that’s obsessed with adventure time and formally obsessed with the nyan cat.

  • Haylee says:

    I like Faking Fabulous, Down Came the Reign and Fraudacity. πŸ™‚

  • Jenny says:

    The Liar’s Guide to Popularity:)
    Good luck with [what was once titled The Phoenix Five] and please share more of it!

  • Kaitlyn says:

    I like Faking Fabulous and Down Comes The Rein. πŸ™‚

  • Julia says:

    I like Faking Fabulous!! πŸ™‚
    Sounds ah-mazing. One prob- reading your last post made me want to read the rest!!! When does the book come out?

  • These are the latest titles I have come up with. Do you like any of them?

    The Liar’s Guide to Popularity.

  • ABBIEEEE says:

    instead of here comes the reign how about down comes the reign? But that is my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Janelle says:

    I agree with most; I really like Down Came the Reign..but maybe you could still keep the Phoenix Five aspect…like The Phoenix Five : Down Came the Reign

  • I love “Down Came The Reign” the most! “Fraudacity” is also good. “We the Popular” is my third choice but it reminds me of politics. While the other titles are nice too, they make me think of “The Clique”.

  • Char says:

    Down with the Reign! πŸ™‚

  • Charlotte says:

    I like Down Came the Reign and Fraudacity. I’m sure whatever you choose will be great, though!

  • How about “Reign, Reign Go Away”?
    Guys Vote!!!!! Write the letter that comes after the title you are voting for.
    The Liar’s Guide to Popularity. ————————————-A
    Down Came The Reign———————————————-B
    Fraudacity ————————————————————–C
    We The Popular——————————————————-D
    Lifestyles of the Fake and Fabulous.——————————E
    Faking Fabulous.——————————————————F
    Almighty Fraud——————————————————–G
    Survival of the Fakest————————————————H
    How to Make it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography I
    How to Fake it in High School: An Unauthorized Lieography J
    Reign,Reign Go Away————————————————K

  • Leslie says:

    Faking Fabulous!

  • Emilie says:

    Faking Fabulous is my favorite!

  • I really like Faking Fabulous!

  • Ari says:

    Easy- DownCame The Reign! It’s awesome!

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