Lisa McMann lives in Tempe, Arizona. She is married to fellow writer, Matt McMann, and they have two adult children. Her son is artist Kilian McMann, and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann. Lisa was born in Holland, Michigan, and she lived there until 2004, when she moved to Arizona with her family. She also spends parts of the year in Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her first book, Wake, came out in 2008. In her spare time, Lisa likes to take walks and cook. She also likes to watch TV and movies and loves to read fantasy, realistic fiction, memoirs, and books about cooking and wine. Lisa is the author of over two dozen books for young adults and children. Some of her most well-known books are The Unwanteds series for middle grade readers and the Wake trilogy for young adults. The Forgotten Five: Map of Flames was an instant New York Times bestseller in March 2022. It's is the first book in Lisa's new middle grade fantasy series. It's about five supernatural kids who were born in a deserted hideout and abandoned by their criminal parents. They find a flaming map and enter civilization for the first time in search of treasure...and they hope to find their parents, too. But they soon discover that civilization is not kind to supernatural people like them. Book 2, The Invisible Spy, will be out November 8, 2022. Lisa talks about the inspiration for her stand-alone middle grade novel, Clarice the Brave (Putnam 2021), here: https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2021/05/10/a-season-of-bravery-by-lisa-mcmann/ There are 7 books in The Unwanteds series: Book 1, THE UNWANTEDS Book 2, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Silence Book 3, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Fire Book 4, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Legends Book 5, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Shipwrecks Book 6, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Graves Book 7, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Dragons THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS series is a spinoff with many of the same characters--seven books in this one, too! Book 1, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Captives Book 2, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Bones Book 3, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Ghosts Book 4, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Curse Book 5, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Fire Book 6, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Slayers Book 7, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Fury Check out the Going Wild trilogy for middle grade readers as well -- all three books are in paperback, hardcover, and ebook. For older readers, Lisa has written the WAKE trilogy, about a seventeen-year-old girl named Janie who gets sucked into other people's dreams. She has two stand-alone young adult thrillers, CRYER'S CROSS and DEAD TO YOU. And another trilogy, called VISIONS, with books CRASH, BANG, and GASP. Fans of the WAKE trilogy will enjoy this one. Want the inside scoop? Find Lisa on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter @lisa_mcmann. Facebook http://www.facebook.com/McMannFan. Her website is lisamcmann.com--join her mailing list there!Read more Read less
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