University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Lisa McMann



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Lisa McMann is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books for kids and teens including the middle grade dystopian fantasy series: The Unwanteds and The Unwanteds Quests, and the Going Wild Trilogy. She lives with her husband in Sacramento, California. Her most recent books are "Going Wild #3: Clash of Beasts" and "The Unwanteds Quests #3: Dragon Ghosts."

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Scheduled events:
Lisa McMann
Dragon Ghosts (Unwanteds Quests #3) - Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere's dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home... or to her death--

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Children / Teens

Author: Lisa McMann
Teen Audio Interview with Lisa McMann
A small group of teens who have read this author's newest book will interview the author to create a podcast to post on the library website and the festival website.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sun, Mar 3, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Lisa McMann
Moderator: Amy Morris
A Menagerie of Characters: The Role of Animals in Literature
Authors engage their readers through creating a menagerie of compelling characters, but animals in particular have always played a powerful role in middle-grade novels. Four best-selling authors will talk about the animal characters that populate their books.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kathi Appelt, Sayantani DasGupta, James Howe, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber
Sequels and Spin-Offs in YA Literature
Trilogies and series have long been popular in YA literature. An interesting trend are books which take a minor character or world from one series to create a whole new series that is a spin-off of the original series. Three authors will talk about their use of sequels and spin-offs in their writing of fantasy.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rae Carson, Dhonielle Clayton, Robin LaFevers, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

Books:
The Unwanteds Quests #3: Dragon Ghosts
Children / Teens
Simon & Schuster
February 2019
ISBN 9781534415980
432 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. More/less

Unwanteds Quests #2: Dragon Captives
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
February 2018
ISBN 9781481456821
448 pages
$8.99, INSTORE
Buy now

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond the islands in this New York Times bestselling first novel of a new sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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