About Lissa – For Professionals, Conference organizers, Librarians

Photo by Paul Gregory Photography

For organizers of panels  and appearances:

If you did not receive an intro sheet, please use this for introductions at panels and appearances:  

Short version:

Lissa Price is the award-winning author of STARTERS and the sequel ENDERS, international bestsellers published in over thirty countries. Set in a future Los Angeles, the series asks the question: Would you rent out your body to the elderly so they could be young again temporarily?

If you have more time:

Lissa Price’s debut novel STARTERS is an international bestseller published in over thirty countries, with praise from Kami Garcia and Harlan Ellison. Dean Koontz called this YA futuristic thriller “a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” STARTERS appeared on many best of lists and won top awards in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Kirkus called  the sequel, ENDERS, also a bestseller, “delightfully disturbing,” and La Fenice Book said: “Enders is one of the most original dystopian stories that has been published.” Set in a future L.A., the series asks the question: Would you rent out your body to the elderly so they could be young again temporarily?

(if the bio is included in written form please include: “Lissa lives in the foothills of Southern California with coyote and the occasional bobcat. You can contact her at www.LissaPrice.com”)


Her name is pronounced LIH-suh. You can hear her pronounce her name at this site here.

Additional bio info: (not to be used without the primary bio above)

Starters has taken Lissa all over the world on book tours to North America, Europe and the East. She has taught workshops at SCBWI and the La Jolla Writer’s Conference, and spoken on panels at ComicCon, WonderCon, WorldCon, Wordstock, The LA Times Festival of Books, the Boston Book Festival,  RT, Thrillerfest and more. In 2014 she gave several keynote addresses including one at a high school in Canada where Starters was chosen as the Book of the Year and over a thousand students and teachers read it at the same time. She’s a member of SCBWI, SFWA, and ITW, and the Apocalypsies. She also blogs at The League of Extraordinary Writers. She has lived in India and Japan, and once traveled completely around the globe over a period of two years.

Lissa is a diverse author herself and supports diversity in publishing on all levels.


Heather Baror handles all foreign rights. Kathleen Remington at ICM is her film rights agent.

For appearance requests from schools, libraries, clubs, etc. please see this page.

Contact Lissa directly for any inquires. Blurb requests must come directly from agents and editors only.


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