Tucson Festival of Books

Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of dozens of books, including the first book in "The Forgotten Five" series, "Map of Flames," "The Unwanteds" series, the "Wake" trilogy and "Clarice the Brave." She is married to fellow writer Matt McMann, and they have two adult children. Their son is artist Kilian McMann, and their daughter is actor Kennedy McMann. Lisa spends most of her time in Arizona, California and Vancouver, British Columbia, and she loves to cook, read and watch reality TV.

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Awards: various state book nominations, with awards in California, Arizona, Missouri, Connecticut

Communities: Arizona Author

Scheduled events:
Middle Grade Carousel: Action and Adventure
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes as they share their new books filled with action and adventure. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Sayantani DasGupta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jillian Hughes, Rajani LaRocca, Lisa McMann, Matt McMann, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Misa Sugiura, Judd Winick
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
It's Up to Kids to Save the World
In these adventures, kids must step up to save the world. In the Hilo graphic novel series by Judd Winick, Gina must turn back time to save the world, while Lisa McMann's The Forgotten Five series follows abandoned children of supernatural criminals. The Blue Stars mission book by Kekla Magoon and Cynthia Leitich Smith deals with the real world and how kids can make a difference.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kekla Magoon, Lisa McMann, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Judd Winick
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Dangerous Allies (The Forgotten Five, Book 4)
Penguin Young Readers
February 2024
ISBN 9780593615836
336 pages

Rebel Undercover (The Forgotten Five, Book 3)
January 2024
ISBN 9780593615812
352 pages
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