Author: Lisa

Our Kids Are Superheroes

  Summer vacation is upon us, and parents/caregivers everywhere are already tearing out their hair (my own kid opened the front door to the mailman when I was upstairs and mostly naked, trying to take a shower, so I FEEL YOU.) My not-at-all-nefarious suggestion is that you pick up a copy of JINX AND THE…
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June 21, 2018 0

Coming Soon: STARCHILD ACADEMY

    COMING SOON to Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim, WA…. an all-new, interactive walk-through theatre experience! STARCHILD ACADEMY of STAGECRAFT & WIZARDRY is cast, rehearsing, prepping costumes and sets, and will soon be open to the public for performances on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th and 27th. You can sort yourself into Actors, Directors,…
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April 26, 2018 0

The tiny elephant will be on television…

The French translation of STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS will be part of Season 2 of the children’s program Yétili! Congratulations, INTERDIT AUX ÉLÉPHANTS! It looks so. very. Muppety! <3


March 17, 2018 0

Strictly No Elephants: The Musical (and the Merch!)

Now playing at Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim, Washington, with book & lyrics by Lisa Mantchev and Glenn Dallas, and music & lyrics by Linda Dowdell. We have a cast of 20+ kids, ranging from 6-18 years old, and it’s an impressive show, although I might be a tiny bit biased. So if you’re in…
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September 5, 2017 0

Cover Reveal: Jinx & The Doom Fight Crime!

Coming soon to a book-place near you, February of 2018! And either my kids will grow up thinking that it’s awesome that I turned them into superheros, or I should start saving therapy/bail money now. Either way, I am tickled to bits with how amazing Samantha Cotterill is, translating textile design into charming three-dimensional artwork.…
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June 5, 2017 0

Ix-nay On Wishing For More Wishes

In the world of publishing, all good things take time. Sometimes a LOT of time. Like that fruitcake your grandma would bake at Thanksgiving for Christmas consumption… Like fruitcake, I am also nutty.  Probably because I have been sitting on this news since just before NCTE… Thrilled to say that it will be illustrated by…
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March 16, 2017 0