About Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann splits her time between Tempe, AZ, Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, BC. She is married to fellow children’s author, Matt McMann (Monsterious series, coming Spring 2023), and they have two adult children. Her son is artist Kilian McMann, and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann.

Lisa was born in Holland, Michigan, and she lived there until 2004, when she moved to Arizona with her family. Her first book, Wake, came out in 2008.

In her spare time, Lisa likes to take walks along Tempe Town Lake and on the Arizona State University campus, shop at local stores, and cook. She also enjoys watching TV and movies and loves to read fantasy, realistic fiction, memoirs, and books about cooking.

Lisa is the author of over two dozen books for young adults and children. Some of her most well-known books are The Unwanteds series for middle-grade readers and the Wake trilogy for young adults. Her latest book is The Forgotten Five: The Invisible Spy. She hopes to keep writing books for a long time.