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Author Day with Lisa & Matt McMann

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sierra Oaks K-8 PTA

The Sierra Oaks K-8 Library and Sierra Oaks PTA are excited to announce Author Day 2024 with best-selling, award-winning writer Lisa McMann and mystery writer Matt McMann. The McMann’s will lead two assemblies for all 2nd–6th grade students and a writer’s workshop (4th–6th graders) and book signings on Friday, March 22.

Lisa McMann is the author of over two dozen books. Her first book in the spectacular Unwanted series – where things are not as they seem (14 books total) gained her a California Young Reader Medal award in 2014. Her newest series, The Forgotten Five, is about five supernatural kids raised on a deserted island who enter civilization for the first time to search for their missing criminal parents and the stash they left behind. Clarice the Brave is a remarkable adventure story about two ship mice, separated by mutiny, who vow to find each other again. And, in Going Wild, life gets strange for 12-year-old Charlie after she moves to a new town and finds a bracelet that grants her animal-based powers.

Mystery writer Matt McMann is also a professional musician. He once played on a cruise ship and at an NFL stadium. Now, he spends his time writing spooky mystery adventure books similar to those he loved as a boy. His four Monsterious books, while primarily fun, spooky adventures, are designed to help kids fall in love with reading. They are short stories and can be read in any order. The books explore themes of friendship, courage, loyalty, sacrifice, and self-acceptance.

When they are not brainstorming new book ideas and writing, they both love spending time with their grown children. Their son, Kilian, is a professional artist/graphic designer, and their daughter, Kennedy, is an actor – she plays Nancy Drew on the CW Network TV show Nancy Drew. Lisa enjoys cooking and reading, and Matt is very adventurous, having hiked the Pacific Northwest, cruised Loch Ness, and even chased a ghost on a mountain. While he missed Bigfoot and Nessie, he caught the ghost! They both enjoy visiting young readers – in schools, at bookshops – and sharing their writing experiences.

Sierra Oaks is happy to offer nine of McMann’s books, but you must pre-order and pay by Thursday, February 29, 2024. During Author Day, your child will be excused from class to meet the McManns and have their book(s) personally autographed. It will be a very exciting day!


March 22
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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