Simone Elkeles Wild Cards Poster
Simone Elkeles Wild Cards poster
Simone Elkeles Wild Cards

Simone Elkeles


October 2013

This is your chance to meet Simone in person!

Each location has different rules for their signing, so please make sure you check out the event page for the signing you are going to attend!


October 1, 2013, 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
Main Street at Exton
301 Main Street
Exton, PA 193

Event Page

October 2, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX 7605
Event Page

October 3, 2013, 7:00 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
Event Page

October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Event Page

October 5, 2013, 7:00 PM

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Event Page

October 6, 2013, 7:00 PM

Anderson's Bookshop
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
Event Page

October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Galleria Shopping Center
3225 W 69th
Edina, MN 55435
Event Page

October 13, 2013, 2:00 PM

Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Event Page

October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM

Powell's Books
Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Event Page

October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM

St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Event Page


Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens. Simone’s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists, and added to the Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Reading List. Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry. Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year.

You can learn more about Simone's other eight teen novels by visiting her website

Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today. Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her Bachelor’s of Science there in Psychology in 1992. She continued her education at Loyola University-Chicago where she received her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.

She loves animals (she has two dogs – a labradoodle and a German Shepherd), kids (she also has two of those) and her family. In her spare time she’s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education. She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors. (She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books.) Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80’s (when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were “rad”) and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.

Simone does inspirational talks at schools, libraries, and conferences. Check out the Press & Reviews page for testimonials from teens, teachers and Librarians who have had her speak at their school or library. If you are interested in booking Simone for a speaking engagement, please contact her assistant Melissa Jolly.


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