Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann).
Page 1. SIX MINUTES*. This first section titled “Six Minutes” was not in the original rough draft. But I felt like there was something missing - something that would indicate to a reader that this book was for teens. Something that would plunge the reader into the thick of the story from the first word. And so “Six Minutes” was actually the last chapter written, even though it is the first chapter of WAKE.