About Lissa

Photo by Paul Gregory Photography

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 ENDERS, an international bestseller published in over thirty countries.

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, “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 a senior 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 deer. 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)

Lissa has taught workshops at SCBWI and the La Jolla Writer’s Conference, and spoken on panels at ComicCon, WonderCon, WorldCon, Workstock, The LA Times Festival of Books, the Boston Book Festival and many more. In 2014 she gave three keynote speeches including one at a high school in Canada where Starters was chosen as the Book of the Year and over 1100 students and teachers read it at the same time. She’s a member of SCBWI, SFWA, and ITW, as well as one of the Apocalypsies, a group of 2012 debut YA authors. 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.

REPRESENTATION AND CONTACTS — (Please do not repost)

Heather Baror handles foreign rights. Casey Lloyd at Random House is her publicist. ICM agent Kathleen Remington is her film rights agent.

For appearance requests from schools and clubs, please email Lissa directly at this time for fee schedule and availability. Note she does not Skype or do Google Hangouts.

Agents and editors are welcome to email Lissa for blurb requests. Interview requests can also be sent directly to Lissa.

A NOTE FROM LISSA: My email is LissaPriceAuthor at gmail.com (using the @ sign). I always love hearing from readers, and I do my best to respond to your first letter, but if I’m touring or on deadline, I may not be able to. I cannot read any manuscripts or story ideas, but see my agent advice page. Students, please read the faq and other pertinent pages on this site before writing.