Visiting Author for Schools: Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann

Lisa will be available September 15. She will be doing morning visit and afternoon visits. (Please indicate your date and time preferences.).

Lisa McMann


Lisa McMann lives and writes in Phoenix, Arizona. She’s happily married to her husband Matt and has two awesome kids, Kilian and Kennedy. She’s a native of Holland, Michigan and lived there from her birth on February 27, 1968 until 2004. She then moved to Arizona, where she can admire the desert and the scary mountain lion her daughter spotted in the backyard one time. Lisa likes to unwind by watching HGTV or any cooking show ever. She shares her writing space with two obnoxious yet well-loved cats, and wakes up at 5:30am so she can climb the mountain in the back of her neighborhood before it gets too hot outside. Finally, Lisa would like you to know that she enjoys Mexican food of any variety as well as pistachios, avocados, and bacon.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dragon Curse

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” At last, after harrowing battles and devastating losses, the three Stowe siblings are reunited. Back in Artime, however, their joy at finding one another is short lived. Fifer loses her leadership position and struggles to find her place and purpose, while Thisbe is relentless in her determination to return to the land of the dragons and help Rohan rescue the other black-eyed children. Aaron fails to ward off increasing opposition from a resentful Frieda Stubbs and the dissenters, leading to a shocking and dangerous turn. Meanwhile the Revinir pursues Thisbe and Drock all the way to the seven islands, putting the people of Artimé in peril. To save them, Thisbe makes an unthinkable sacrifice that leaves Fifer, Aaron, and the others to face political eruption and destruction in the formerly peaceful magical world.

Check out the Book Trailer for The Unwanteds Quests and The Unwanteds!

45 minutes to an hour

Topic: Her life as an author.

Middle school, grades 3-7.


Projector, projector screen, microphone, audio hook ups to play audio from computer. (Lisa will bring her own computer for the presentation.) And a bottle of water

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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Lisa's books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

Dragon Curse (The Unwanteds Quests #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534416017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

Dragon Ghosts (The Unwanteds Quests #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534415980
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Aladdin - February 5th, 2019

Dragon Bones (The Unwanteds Quests #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481456852
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - February 5th, 2019

Dragon Captives (The Unwanteds Quests #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481456821
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - February 6th, 2018