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

Dragon Bones
Dragon Captives
The Unwanteds Collection
Island of Dragons
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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. 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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Two people -- my kids. They are doing a freaking awesome job growing into young adults.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. penmanship

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Absolutely, without a doubt, peanut butter. You've got your carbs, your protein, your fat, your veggies (the pea part, right?)'s like the entire food pyramid in one ever-loving spoonful.

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