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Lisa Mantchev

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Lisa Mantchev is a temporally-displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest. When not scribbling, she is by turns an earth elemental, English professor, actress, artist, and domestic goddess. She shares her abode with her husband, two children, and three hairy miscreant dogs.

She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Théâtre Illuminata. Published by Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan,) the series includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards-nominated EYES LIKE STARS (2009), PERCHANCE TO DREAM (2010), and SO SILVER BRIGHT (2011.) Her Kindle #1 Bestselling young adult steampunk novel, TICKER, is available from Skyscape. Her near-future young adult collaboration with Glenn
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message 80: by Mere

Mere Hi! Me again. xD I promise I won't bother you anymore but...

How do you pronounce Waschbar's name? <:D I'm thinking it's "Vask-bear..."


message 79: by Lisa

Lisa You are most welcome, Maedel, and thank you for the lovely note! I'm so glad you enjoyed the series. :)


Lisa


Maedel wrote: "Thank you for returning my friend request, Mrs. Mantchev! I can't believe my favorite author knows I exist... It gives me goosebumps. I've probably read the Theatre Illuminata Trilogy five times, o..."


message 78: by Mere

Mere Thank you for returning my friend request, Mrs. Mantchev! I can't believe my favorite author knows I exist... It gives me goosebumps. I've probably read the Theatre Illuminata Trilogy five times, over and over... when I have writer's block I always read them for inspiration xD

Thanks again! ^^


message 77: by Cat

Cat Lisa wrote: "Cat wrote: "Thanks for the add! I love your books and cannot wait to see what you will release in the future. Your writing is fantastic. :D"

Thank you, Cat, I appreciate it! (And I have a new manu..."

*fingers crossed* I shall keep my eyes open for it in the future.


message 76: by Lisa

Lisa Cat wrote: "Thanks for the add! I love your books and cannot wait to see what you will release in the future. Your writing is fantastic. :D"

Thank you, Cat, I appreciate it! (And I have a new manuscript done right now that's with my agent. *fingers crossed*)


message 75: by Cat

Cat Thanks for the add! I love your books and cannot wait to see what you will release in the future. Your writing is fantastic. :D


message 74: by Lisa

Lisa Hi Laura!

Thank you for your lovely note, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the ending! Hopefully there will be more theater books someday... :)

Lisa


message 73: by Lisa

Lisa Amy wrote: "Thank you for the add! Loved Eyes Like Stars and can't wait to read Perchance to Dream :)"

You are most welcome, and thank YOU for reading! :)


message 72: by Amy

Amy Thank you for the add! Loved Eyes Like Stars and can't wait to read Perchance to Dream :)


message 71: by Lisa

Lisa Daphne wrote: "Ms.Mantchev, I recently started a book group on Paranormal Romance called "Dystopian And Paranormal Romance" I am featuring your series and I was hoping you could become a member and we could do a ..."

Hi Daphne,

I really appreciate the invite and the fact that you love the books so much! I'm in the middle of trying to draft a new book, so I can't join the group, but I'd be more than happy to answer questions, if you want to compile them and email them to me!

lisa at lisamantchev dot com

And thank you again for being a patron of the theater!

Lisa


message 70: by Daphne

Daphne Delacroix Ms.Mantchev, I recently started a book group on Paranormal Romance called "Dystopian And Paranormal Romance" I am featuring your series and I was hoping you could become a member and we could do a little online question and answer session for all your fans. I was also hoping you could invite all your friends and fans so that the discussion becomes a hit! I, in turn, am itroducing your series to whoever joins. Mind you, I started the group day before yesterday, so I m also asking for your help. If you have time, I can also make you a moderator.

P.S the club does not meet in person


message 69: by Lisa

Lisa Daphne wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

You are most welcome! :)


message 68: by Daphne

Daphne Delacroix Thanks for the invite!


message 67: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Lisa! :)


message 66: by Lisa

Lisa DevilRebel62 wrote: "Ms. Mantchev... Thank ya for accepting my add!
PLEASE COME ON AN AUTHOR SIGNING TO BRAMPTON CHAPTERS! OR TORONTO CHAPTERS! Either one is fine!
I just got Eyes Like Stars yesterday and am on page ..."


Hi there!

I would love to come visit... we shall have to keep our fingers crossed that SO SILVER BRIGHT goes 'splodey on the NYT Bestseller List so I can go on tour! :)

Thank you for the lovely note, and I am so glad you are enjoying the series.

Lis


message 65: by Mansi

Mansi Ms. Mantchev... Thank ya for accepting my add!
PLEASE COME ON AN AUTHOR SIGNING TO BRAMPTON CHAPTERS! OR TORONTO CHAPTERS! Either one is fine!
I just got Eyes Like Stars yesterday and am on page 89. I was busy yesterday so I couldn't erally start it. I love Bertie. You made her sooooo strong and courageous... That's what I would LOVE to see in a female character. Thank you Ms. Mantchev for allowing me to finally get a AWESOME book in a long time!


message 64: by Lisa

Lisa Laura wrote: "Hey... Thanks for allowing me to be your friend. You're one of my favorite authors and one of the few people whose books I actually buy instead of getting them from the library. I can't wait to g..."

Hey Laura,

You are most welcome (and I want a whipped cream hat!!)

Lis


message 63: by Lisa

Lisa Kereesa wrote: "Hi! I love your books and I just recently finished Anne's House of Dreams. One of the characters was called Bertie Shakespeare. It seemed like a funny coincidence so I thought I'd share. Can't wait..."

That is FABULOUS. I loved the Anne books, growing up... I must have internalized that! *L*

Lisa


message 62: by Kereesa

Kereesa Hi! I love your books and I just recently finished Anne's House of Dreams. One of the characters was called Bertie Shakespeare. It seemed like a funny coincidence so I thought I'd share. Can't wait to read So Silver Bright. I so know it's going to rock :) P.S. You've also made reading Shakespeare so much more fun!


message 61: by Lisa

Lisa Elizabeth wrote: "I just want to say thank you for adding me as a friend and that I just love Prechance to Dream! To me you are amazing and I cannot wait to see what happens next :)"

You are most welcome, Elizabeth, and I hope you enjoy SO SILVER BRIGHT next year!! :)


Quantum Thief - Faceless One I just want to say thank you for adding me as a friend and that I just love Prechance to Dream! To me you are amazing and I cannot wait to see what happens next :)


message 59: by Lisa

Lisa Dana wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend. I just started reading Eyes Like Stars today on my e-reader, which I bought on a whim - I am so glad I did. You are very talented! The story is very original..."

Hi Dana,

It's a pleasure to meet you here on Goodreads, and many thanks for the friend request. I'm so glad you're enjoying ELS! :D

Lisa


message 58: by Dana

Dana Thank you for adding me as a friend. I just started reading Eyes Like Stars today on my e-reader, which I bought on a whim - I am so glad I did. You are very talented! The story is very original, and the characters are great. Looking forward to reading the next one - Perchance to Dream!


message 57: by Lisa

Lisa Gina wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request XD
I just stumbled upon goodreads last week and heard about your book here. Naturally I went out and bought it and started reading immediately! I have to s..."


Hi Gina,

So glad you enjoyed ELS... as for the future, the sequel comes out this week, and is called "Perchance To Dream"! :)

Many thanks!
Lisa


message 56: by Gina

Gina Thank you for accepting my friend request XD
I just stumbled upon goodreads last week and heard about your book here. Naturally I went out and bought it and started reading immediately! I have to say it's the first Young Adult book to peek my interests in a long time. I look forward to what you have to come out with in the future <3


Gamedoll hi there! ur book look super interesting! I'm gonna go buy it soon. I know shame on me for not getting it sooner. hope u have a wonderful day!


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Hi, thank you for the add--I just ordered EYES LIKE STARS and cannot wait to start reading! I have heard so many great things about your series and am so looking forward to enjoying ELS too :)
- Amelia
(Frank Beddor's one of my favorite authors, too!)


message 53: by Lisa

Lisa Michele wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. :) I read and loved Eyes Like Stars. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. :)"

Hi Michele!

Pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed ELS. (Working on revisions to Perchance To Dream even now!)

Lis


Ellen Sara Thanks for accepting my friend request. :) I read and loved Eyes Like Stars. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. :)


message 51: by Lisa

Lisa Lori wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I've had Eyes Like Stars on my TBR for awhile! I need to get reading!!"

I hope you enjoy it (eat cupcakes while reading... *G*)

Lis



Lori (Pure Imagination) Thanks for the friend request! I've had Eyes Like Stars on my TBR for awhile! I need to get reading!!


message 49: by Terra

Terra OH I am so excited about the bookplates!!!!!!!!! I am going to start your book this weekend!!! I can't wait. I am so very lucky that my husband loves to read too, because if not, he wouldn't be very happy with me lately. I swear he hasn't seen my face in a while, it's been buried in book after book!!!! Keep em' coming!!!!!


message 48: by Yan

Yan Lisa wrote: "Terra wrote: "I hope you come to my area. I bought your book, finally today, I was able to break away from my desk. I would love for you to sign it!! I can't wait to read it this weekend!!!"

Hoo..."


Oh yay for book plates!



message 47: by Lisa

Lisa Terra wrote: "I hope you come to my area. I bought your book, finally today, I was able to break away from my desk. I would love for you to sign it!! I can't wait to read it this weekend!!!"

Hooray!!! First off, THANK YOU. And secondly, I am going to put in an order for bookplates (with the theater's facade on them) so I can sign-and-send, at least until I can manage a tour.

Enjoy!

Lis


message 46: by Terra

Terra I hope you come to my area. I bought your book, finally today, I was able to break away from my desk. I would love for you to sign it!! I can't wait to read it this weekend!!!


message 45: by Lisa

Lisa Terra wrote: "Ah gotchya, I wasn't sure what 'ARC' meant. LOL I need to catch up on the lingo. I'm sorry I missed it. Question for ya, any chance of you coming for a book signing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area..."

Hey Terra,

I don't any any signings/touring on the calender yet, but I will definitely post here when something gets added! :D

Lis



message 44: by Terra

Terra Ah gotchya, I wasn't sure what 'ARC' meant. LOL I need to catch up on the lingo. I'm sorry I missed it. Question for ya, any chance of you coming for a book signing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area anytime soon? :-) I am going to head out on my lunch break and buy your book! I can't wait to read it!!!


message 43: by Lisa

Lisa Sara wrote: "I've just come home from the bookstore with your book!
=) I'm excited to read it."


Hi Sara!

I hope you enjoy it! *sends cupcakes via Fairy Messenger* ;)

Lis


message 42: by Sara

Sara I've just come home from the bookstore with your book!
=) I'm excited to read it.


message 41: by Lisa

Lisa Terra wrote: "Where can I find the ARC giveaway to sign up?"

Hi Terra,

The book is available now in stores (it came out July 7th) so we're past the Advance Review Copy stage... I am doing occasional hard cover giveaways on the theater website, though I don't have one of those going at this moment.

www.theatre-illuminata.com

Thank you!
Lisa


message 40: by Terra

Terra Where can I find the ARC giveaway to sign up?


message 39: by Lisa

Lisa Vicki wrote: "I just ordered your book on Amazon, the time got away from me and I didn't realize it was out. I am excited to read it!"

Hi Vicki!

July has just SPED by for me as well. ;)

Hope you enjoy it!

Lis


message 38: by Vicki

Vicki I just ordered your book on Amazon, the time got away from me and I didn't realize it was out. I am excited to read it!


message 37: by Lisa

Lisa Stephanie wrote: "Can't wait to read "Eyes like Stars" when I'm able to get my hands on a copy! "

Hey Stephanie!

Many thanks (and ohmygaaaaash, it's almost time!!) *eep*

Lis




Stephanie Can't wait to read "Eyes like Stars" when I'm able to get my hands on a copy!


message 35: by Lisa

Lisa Cindy wrote: "Hi, thanks for the friend request! I've been waiting for your book, and can't wait to read it! :)"

Hi Cindy! It's great to meet up with your here on Goodreads, and thank you for accepting the friend request!

(Make sure to enter the giveaway for one of the Advance Review Copies on the Eyes Like Stars page!)

Lis


message 34: by Cindy

Cindy Hi, thanks for the friend request! I've been waiting for your book, and can't wait to read it! :)


message 33: by Lisa

Lisa Yvette wrote: "i've been hearing only good things about your book! Can't wait to get my hands on it. "

Thanks, Yvette! I'm running a giveaway right now on Goodreads for two ARCs... make sure you enter!

Lis


message 32: by Lisa

Lisa Terra wrote: "I am so looking forward to your upcoming book! It's sounds amazing!!!!!"

Hey Terra!

Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to you being able to read it! Make sure you sign up for the ARC giveaway that I have going on Goodreads. :D

Lis




message 31: by Terra

Terra I am so looking forward to your upcoming book! It's sounds amazing!!!!!


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