Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (

Books by this Author

Island of Dragons
The Unwanteds Complete Collection
Island of Graves
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Get over it and ask, "What's next?"

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus Christ. I'd say, "Sooo...what WOULD you do, actually?"

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I have a big smile...that's probably it.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Some might argue that he doesn't qualify as a villain, but I'd have to go with Severus Snape.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. penmanship

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