YA author E Lockhart will visit bookshops in Ireland and the UK as part of a 2,000 mile tour to celebrate the release of How to be Bad, the novel she wrote with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski (Hot Key Books).
Between 18th and 24th June US-based Lockhart will visit as many cities as possible, starting with the O’Connell Street branch of Easons in Dublin.
She will then visit Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Oxford and Birmingham 20th June, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle on the 21st, Glasgow on the 22nd, Dundee on the 23rd, and finally London on the 24th.
Hot Key will bring book plates pre-signed by Lockhart’s co-authors, so visitors can get their books signed by all three authors, and will document the trip on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube using the hashtag #lockhartroadtrip.
How to be Bad, published in the UK last week, is about three girls who go on a roadtrip to escape their homes in Niceville. Each of the three authors – Lockhart, Myracle and Mlynowski - wrote a different character and each chapter is written from the voice of one of the girls.