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

The Unwanteds Collection
Dragon Captives
Island of Graves
The Unwanteds Complete Collection
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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. What do you regret most?

A. seventh grade

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 fear?

A. Zombies. And fire. Zombies on fire would reallly do me in.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I would love to go to Greece.

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