Author Q&As

E. Lockhart Q&A

June 14, 2015

e lockhart q&a - theheartofabookbloggerMy sixth Author Q&A features E. Lochart, author of We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and The Ruby Oliver Quartet.

  • Jordan: Which one of the Liars are you most like?
  • E. Lockhart: I am most like Cadence in We Were Liars — but there is a little of me in all 4. Johnny is my favorite.
  • J: Who are your favorite minor characters to write?
  • EL: Johnny in We Were Liars. Alpha in Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.
  • J: Which character do you love to hate?
  • EL: I love to hate Venom — Spider-man’s nemesis, created from Spidey’s own black suit. Love me some Venom.
  • J: Which book was the hardest to write?
  • EL: We Were Liars was the hardest to write. Except this new one. It is killing me.
  • J: So what’s next?
  • EL: The new book — I’m rewriting it now. It has a little bit of murder.
  • J: What was the greatest piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?
  • EL: Do not be afraid to write something stupid. Just write. Banish the fear.
  • J: What do you do when you have writer’s block?
  • EL: I force myself. I set a goal (maybe 500 words) and I write stupid, banal stuff. I’ll fix it later.

Thank you for answering my questions during the twitter chat, Emily. Be sure to check out We Were Liars.


  • Reply Mariz June 27, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    I love E. Lockhart! We Were Liars is a great book and that plot twist though.

    Mariz @

    • Reply Jordan June 27, 2015 at 7:52 AM

      It kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time! Have you read any of E. Lockhart’s other books?

  • Reply Jessica @ Strung Out On Books June 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    I have been wanting to read We Were Liars for forever! I downloaded an e-copy from my library but never got around to reading it and now it’s been on hold for months! Lovely Q&A! 😀

    • Reply Jordan June 29, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      It’s a great book! You definitely should read it! And, thank you! 🙂

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