Lisa McMann & Margaret Peterson Haddix

Photo by:Vania Stoyanova

About the Author:

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the WAKE trilogy; CRYER’S CROSS; DEAD TO YOU; the VISIONS series; and the middle-grade dystopian fantasy trilogy THE UNWANTEDS. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog at Or better yet, be her friend on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of THE UNWANTEDS, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.  In Artimé, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and Artimé will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer.  Back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s twin, faces a very different path. Devastated by his loss of status after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage toward Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power.

Alex and Aaron’s separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.


Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle-grade novels, including THE MISSING series and the SHADOW CHILDREN series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at


Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early 1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention of letting her daughter disappear.

What:  Lisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix will discuss and sign their new novels for children, Unwanteds: Island of Silence and The Missing: Caught.

When:  Monday, September 10, 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  This event is free and open to the public.  In order to go through the signing line and meet either author for book personalization, please purchase one of their new books from Blue Willow Bookshop.

A limited number of autographed copies of Lisa and Margaret’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of their books, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

Event date: 
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
Island of Silence (The Unwanteds #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407718
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Aladdin - September 4th, 2012

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Caught (The Missing #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416989820
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you
please select this option. Payment type must be "CreditCard". In the
order notes add personalization details.