melanie w edited the overview of Lisa McMann Thursday, May 26, 2011.
Lisa McMann was born in Holland, Michigan and now lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Her first novel, WAKE, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's chapter books. She is also the author of FADE, which debuted on the New York Times best seller list and remained there eleven weeks, and of GONE, the last book in the WAKE series, which was released February of 2010. All three of her books were published by Simon & Schuster. Her fourth book, Cryer's Cross was released February 8, 2011 by Simon Pulse.Lisa McMann, mother of two, has published many short stories, including the creative nonfiction essay, "When You're Ten," featured in Literary Mama, and the award winning short story, "The Day of the Shoes," in 2004. One year later, her story, Like Waves on Rocks was published in the Gator Springs Gazette. McMann's short stories are written for adult audiences while her novels are intended for young adults.