About Lissa – For Professionals, Conference organizers, Librarians

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For organizers of appearances and moderators of panels:

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, published by Random House. The duology was an international bestseller published in over thirty countries and praised by Dean Koontz.  Set in a future Los Angeles, the series asks: Would you rent out your body to the elderly so they could be young again temporarily? 

Longer version:

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.”  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 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 short bio at the top)

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, Bindercon and more. She has given 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, MWA, ITW, and the Apocalypsies. 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.


Contact Lissa directly for inquires via the contact page.

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

Lissa’s film representation is ICM.