NYT best selling author

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Unwanteds SUPER CONTEST!

Readers, check out The Unwanteds Super Contest on Kidzbop.com! Some cool prizes like signed books, gift cards, and even a chance to get your name written into my next Unwanteds book.

Check it out soon--you have until January 13, 2014, to enter.

Good luck!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Unwanteds: Island of Legends

is the title for book 4 in the series. On sale September 2nd, 2014. No cover to show you yet, but the artist and design team are working hard on it, and it's going to be amazing.

There will be seven books in all.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

THANK YOU for making The Unwanteds a New York Times Bestselling Series!!

Great news, Unwanteds fans! We had a tremendous first week thanks to all of you going out and getting your copies of The Unwanteds: Island of Fire. You did so well that you propelled the series right on to the New York Times Bestselling Series list! That is AMAZING, because that list is very hard to crack.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

If you are a teacher, librarian, home schooler, book clubber, or megafan, you might find this Unwanteds Series Curriculum Guide to be fun and helpful. It's a terrific resource written by former librarian and 2002 Chair of the Newbery Award Committee, and it aligns with Common Core standards. Download and pass it around all you like.
Let's keep the momentum going! If you haven't had a chance to purchase Island of Fire or the first two books (The Unwanteds and The Unwanteds: Island of Silence), now's a great time to do it. And if you are eagerly awaiting book 4 (coming Sept 2014), why not let your friends know about the series so they can catch up? Just tell them it's about a world where children who are caught being creative get sent to their deaths. Or mention what Kirkus Reviews called it: "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."

Thank you again for your love and support. I love my job, and I wouldn't be able to do it without the wonderful support of readers like you. You make me want to write more books!

Monday, September 02, 2013


I hope you enjoy this third book in the series. Thank you so much for your support! I wouldn't be able to do this job without you. <3 br="">

If you happen to be in or near the following cities, I hope you'll come see me!

9/3 4pm, Octavia Books, New Orleans (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/4 5pm, Lemuria Books, Jackson MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/5 6pm, Square Books, Oxford MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/7 1pm, Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/10 Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM, 7pm

Sept 20, 2013
Hampton Roads Writers Conference
Keynote Speaker
Virginia Beach, VA

Sept 22, 2013
National Book Festival
Washington, DC

Sept 28, 2013
Austin Teen Book Festival

Saturday, October 19
Less Than Three <3 a="" anti-bullying="" conference="">
St. Louis, MO

Wed, Oct 23, time TBA
Mostly Books
Tucson, AZ

Sat, Oct 26, time TBA
Changing Hands BANG signing
Tempe, AZ

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Fall Tour preliminary info for Unwanteds: Island of Fire (in stores Sept 3)

 I'll have more info soon, but here are some dates and places I'll be this fall, starting Sept 1. I'll fill in the details as I get them regarding times, etc.

9/1 Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ 2pm

9/3 Octavia Books, New Orleans (with Margaret Peterson Haddix) 4pm  http://www.octaviabooks.com/event/haddix-mcmann-risked-island-fire

9/4 Lemuria Books, Jackson MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix) 5pm http://www.lemuriabooks.com/index.php?show=events&id=1863

9/5 Square Books, Oxford MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix) http://www.squarebooks.com/event/lisa-mcmann-signs-island-fire

9/6 – 9/7 Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/9 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/10 Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM, 7pm http://www.alamosabooks.com/event/Lisa-McMann-Island-of-Fire

9/21 – 9/22 National Book Festival, Washington D.C.
9/27 – 9/29 Austin Teen Book Festival, Austin TX
10/3 – 10/4 Heartland Forum, Chicago IL
10/23 Mostly Books, Tucson AZ
10/26 Changing Hands (Bang)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Holland, Michigan: July 11th signing!

Hey hometown of HOLLAND, MICHIGAN... Stop in and see me downtown at Reader's World Bookstore! Thursday, July 11, 7-8:30pm! Bring your books and buy them there--I'll sign them all. Pre-order from the store to ensure you'll get the titles you want by calling 616-396-8548. They'll have the new paperback of UNWANTEDS: ISLAND OF SILENCE (releases July 9th).

Thursdays are also Street Performer nights in downtown Holland, so join in all the fun! Put a nickel in my hat--maybe I'll read to you. ;)

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm still touring and also working on Unwanteds book 4...

And I'm also just so very excited about the Unwanteds series. Book 2, Island of Silence, will be available in paperback July 9th. And book 3, Island of Fire, comes out Sept. 3rd - the day after Labor Day here in the US.

I'll be appearing in a few places in the meantime -- come see me if you're in the area:

Saturday, April 20th, I'll be at the Houston Teen Book Con at Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083.

Sunday, April 21st, I'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California. Here's where I'll be:

12:00PM – Autographing at S&S/Once Upon A Time’s Booth # 732
Map Key Identifier: Orange Zone: Young Adult, 700s booths

1:30 p.m. Young Adult Fiction: Love & Vengeance, Real & Unreal
Ronald Tutor Campus Center (Conversation 2063)
Melissa de la Cruz
Maureen Johnson
Katherine Marsh
Lisa McMann
Moderator: Ransom Riggs

2:30 Panel Autographing

Next week I'll be at the Texas Library Association convention in Ft. Worth, and then in early May I'll be visiting Cincinnati and Lexington with Jennifer Nielsen. Check my website tour page for all the info as it comes in: http://lisamcmann.com/html/tour.php

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'm on tour!

Check my tour page to see if I'm heading to a city near you. I'd love to meet you!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Infinity Ring: The Trap Door on sale now!

Book 3 (by me) in the multi-author, multi-platform New York Times bestselling Infinity Ring series is now available!

Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States, but there’s big trouble waiting for them! 

The year is 1850 and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust . . . while Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy.
Each book comes packaged with a full-color, two-sided, collectible Hystorian's Guide, a player's strategy guide to the online adventure at InfinityRing.com. 

Follow the map, study the Guide, and save history!

 If you haven't started this series, now's the time. Want to know more? Check it out at InfinityRing.com.

Friday, January 18, 2013

AZ Authors 2nd Annual Open House

This year, 13 Arizona YA and MG authors hosted a party for around 200 teachers, librarians, and booksellers at the home of author Amy Fellner Dominy. Our publishers (and we) provided books as giveaways. And we authors made the food.
The Book Room. Photo credit: Zac Dunn

Some of the giveaways. Photo: Zac Dunn

More! Photo: Zac Dunn

Thanks publishers! Photo: Zac Dunn

Party! Photo: Zac Dunn

Photo: Zac Dunn

The authors! Photo: Zac Dunn

Swag table. Photo: Zac Dunn

Free books! Photo: Zac Dunn

Freebies by the authors hosting the party. Photo: Zac Dunn
Many thanks to everyone who came! We appreciate you so much. Special thanks to Zac Dunn, our roving photographer, for these great photos.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

CRASH has landed! In stores today!

A girl. A food truck. A vision. Forbidden love. Nine body bags in the snow.

CRASH. Book one of the Visions series.

If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. Its not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she cant handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow. The vision is everywhereon billboards, television screens, windowsand shes the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and its someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember. In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to actand act fastto keep her vision from becoming reality.

Book 2, BANG, comes out October 8. 

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Four books in 2013? Am I insane?

Sure sounds like it. Luckily, the hard part -- writing the books -- is over. And now we have covers for all four books, so I'll list them below with their release dates so you can get them on your calendars.

In non-chronological order, I'll start with my new series. First up is CRASH. It comes out next week, January 8, 2013. You can pre-order the hardcover or e-book here.
Next to it is the 2nd book in the Visions series, BANG, the sequel to Crash. It's due out October 8, 2013. Did you see how I'm not making you wait a whole year for the second book?
January 8, 2013
October 8, 2013

 I also have two books coming for my tween readers. Infinity Ring: The Trap Door comes out February 5, 2013. It's the third book in a time travel series written by six different authors. It's like The 39 Clues, only better. ;)  You can pre-order this one, too. The first two books in the series by James Dashner and Carrie Ryan are out already, so if you haven't found them yet, now's the time!
February 5, 2013

And the third book of The Unwanteds 7-book series comes out September 3, 2013. Isn't this just the greatest cover?

September 3, 2013
Let me know what you think of the covers! Do you like them? Which book are you most excited for?

In the meantime, I am busy writing book 3 in the Visions series and book 4 in the Unwanteds series, so you will have those to read in 2014.