The Unwanteds: Island of Graves is on-sale now!

Book 6 of 7 is now available! And we’ve had some news lately… did you hear? Find out what’s happening here. And be sure to check the back pages of Island of Graves for a surprise.

I hope you enjoy the book! Thank you so much for reading it.

See the previous entry for my tour cities — I’m on the road now!

All the best,

Lisa

On sale Sept 15, 2015!

On sale Sept 15, 2015!

Unwanteds: Island of Graves tour September 14 – October 3!

Hold onto your hats — this is a long tour!  I’m making stops in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Toronto Ontario, and Arizona. All the details below. Come see me! I might have a tiny gorilla for you.

Appearances Sept 14-18 will be with fellow authors Margaret Peterson Haddix, Kevin Sylvester, and Kevin Sands. It’s going to be a blast!

On sale Sept 15, 2015!

On sale Sept 15, 2015!

NASHVILLE, TN

Monday, September 14

6:30 PM

PARNASSUS BOOKS Off-site event at the University School of Nashville

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MEMPHIS, TN

Tuesday, September 15

6:30 PM

BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD

387 Perkins Road Extended

Memphis, TN 38117

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ATLANTA, GA

Wednesday, September 16

7:00 PM

LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES

133A East Court Square

Decatur, GA 30030

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Pre-order from a participating store to get your prize pack!

Pre-order Island of Graves from a participating store now to get your prize pack!

MIAMI, FL

Thursday, September 17

6:00 PM

BOOKS & BOOKS

265 Aragon Ave

Coral Gables, FL 33134

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JACKSON, MS

Friday, September 18

5:00 PM

LEMURIA BOOKS

4465 I-55 N

Jackson, MS 39206

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OKEMOS, MI

Monday, September 21

6:30 PM

SCHULER BOOKS & MUSIC

1982 Grand River Ave

Okemos, MI 48864

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TRAVERSE CITY, MI

Tuesday, September 22

7:00 PM

BRILLIANT BOOKS

118 E Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

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DAYTON, OH

Wednesday, September 23

7:00 PM

BOOKS & CO.

4453 Walnut St.

The Greene

Beavercreek, OH 45440

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ST. PAUL, MN

Thursday, September 24

6:30 PM

RED BALLOON BOOKSHOP

891 Grand Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55105

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CINCINNATI, OH

Friday, September 25

7:00 PM

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

2692 Madison Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45208

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TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Monday, September 28

7:00 PM

Indigo Yonge & Eglinton

2300 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4

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TUCSON, AZ

Wednesday, September 30

4:00 PM

BARNES & NOBLE

5130 E. Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85711

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PHOENIX, AZ

Saturday, October 3

2:00 PM

CHANGING HANDS

6428 So. McClintock

Tempe, AZ 85283

Pre-order ISLAND OF GRAVES & get your free prize pack!

It’s tradition! We’ve put together our sixth awesome Unwanteds goody bag for you to help you celebrate book six in The Unwanteds series, coming September 15. There’s a new limited edition postcard with artwork that will be revealed soon (and it’s autographed by me), a tiny gorilla (to go with your Kitten and Panther), Island of Graves sticker, a bookmark, and a special surprise.

TinyGorillas

Tiny gorillas!

All you have to do is pre-order Island of Graves from a participating store and you’ll get the bag of goodies (while supplies last). All the participating stores are listed here with links to pre-order the book online (or just call the store).

If none of these stores are near you, you can still order from them–they’ll ship it to you. If you’d like your copy of Island of Graves to be autographed, just order from my local bookstore, Changing Hands by September 10— I’ll be autographing those pre-orders before I leave for tour.

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Click here for a list of participating stores!

Place your order now to get your prize pack before they run out!

And stay tuned for tour information–I just might be coming to a city near you in September.

Island of Legends paperback

Greetings!

The Unwanteds: ISLAND OF LEGENDS comes out in paperback this week (July 7, 2015)! That’s book 4 in the Unwanteds series. Book 5 (Island of Shipwrecks) is available in hardcover, and book 6 (Island of Graves) will be out September 15, 2015. The 7th and final book in the series will be coming your way next spring.

Paperback on sale July 7, 2015

Paperback on sale July 7, 2015

I’ll be on tour this September, hitting the east coast. More details when I have ’em! Stay cool out there and keep reading. Hope you’re having an excellent summer!

12 days in Missouri

Final Unwanteds CoverThe Unwanteds won the Mark Twain Readers Award in the state of Missouri for 2013-2014, yay! I’ll be attending the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) conference Apr. 18-21, and I ended up booking several schools, a library, and a festival all around these dates. Most of my events are private (in schools), but I have a couple of appearances open to the public:

April 17, 2015
Children’s Literature Festival — all day!
Pickler Memorial Library
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO

April 22, 2015
Missouri River Regional Library, 7:00pm
214 Adams St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

In addition, I hope to make some impromptu stops at bookstores in the Kansas City, MO, area tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday to sign whatever books they might have in stock, in case you’re looking for autographed copies of anything.

Excited to spend lots of time with students all over the state! Hope to see you.

Get Over It

hippodilly circus

Hippodilly Circus Contributor AS King is one of my favorite authors.  When I recommend her books to people, which I do often, I say that she is so honest with her characters’ voices that I often read a paragraph and feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. She captures the feelings of adolescence so honestly and without sentimentality that I am yanked right back to my teenage life and emotions. Her books heal my teenage self and let me know that someone else out there understands how I felt and still feel.  She is also passionate about changing the way we treat teens and wrote this post for Hippodillly Circus for which I am very grateful. 

I get great fan mail. A lot of the time, I get letters from adults. Those who are used to reading YA literature don’t usually give me reasoning for reading it or connecting…

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