My latest YA novel, The Assignment, will be published by Delacorte Press, 2020.

Here’s the announcement in Publisher’s Weekly


Hello? was named a Goodreads YA Best Book of the Month: November 2015

Goodreads YA Best Books of the Month: November

Goodreads YA Best Books of the Month: November

October 1, 2015: 

Fantastic review, School Library Journal


October 9, 2015

Washington Independent Review of Books “5 Conversation-Starting YA Novels,” by Caroline Bock

October 22, 2015: 

It’s official! Hello? is the Nicolet High School sophomore novel! All 285 students will be reading Hello?. The English department wrote a grant so that all students could receive the novel. In addition to my visit, the teachers have scheduled a suicide prevention counselor, screenplay writer, and poet to come in and enhance learning.

November 1, 2015

“11 Must-Read Books Coming This Month,” by Diane Le, Brit & Co.

November 5, 2015: 

Hello? was included in Paste Magazine‘s “10 of the Best New YA Books in November.” Hello? “is one of the most original YA novels of the year… If you’re looking for something incredibly different to pick up this month, push this to the top of your list.”

November 13, 2015:

Hello? was included in Brit + Co’s “10 of November’s Must-Read YA Books

November 14, 2015

Door County Advocate: “Students Learn the Power of Hello” by Samantha Hernandez

Door County Advocate

Door County Advocate

November 16, 2015:

Write On Door County Newsletter

Write On Door County Newsletter

Write On Door County Newsletter

November 21, 2015

Los Angeles Review of Books: The Grain of Voice, by Paul Volponi

The beginning of the article by Paul Volponi

The beginning of the article by Paul Volponi

Paul Volponi’s list of best books for voice: Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find. Paul Griffin, Stay with Me. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath. Greg Neri, Chess Rumble. Jack Lewis, “Who’s Cribbing?” (Please note that there is a typo on the spelling of my name.) Liz Weimer, Hello? The multiple voices and styles here remind me of a patchwork quilt. It has the same feel as Carole King’s Tapestry album. I find myself replaying the voices in my mind, like songs with shifting keys and melodies. Chris Lynch, Inexcusable, Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why, Shawn Goodman, Kindness for Weakness,  Drew Daywalt, The Day the Crayons Quit.

January 18, 2016

Racine Journal Times

January 22, 2016

University School Milwaukee News

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March 10, 2016
WTMJ4 – The Morning Blend

March 15, 2016

Door County Pulse

May 2016

The Hartford Chronicle


May 27, 2016

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Hypable: Life Imitates Art: Walking in the footsteps the “Hello?” characters