Notes from the Call Board and other dispatches from the desk of Lisa Mantchev, author of
EYES LIKE STARS
PERCHANCE TO DREAM
SO SILVER BRIGHT
My Author Site
The Théâtre Illuminata
Sometimes, procrastination is a musical number.
Let’s get down to business
To write all… the words.
Readers want the next thing
They’re my awesome nerds.
Have to get through this page
And you can bet before I’m through
Draft, I’ll make a book
Out of you.
Crack the can of Monster
The following is the second in a series of art-flash fiction collaborative pieces that I am doing with the talented Tara Larsen Chang.
This will be the longest night.
The cats accompany the princess on the journey back. They are her constant companions into the darkness, and their…
The following is the first in a series of art-flash fiction collaborative pieces that I will be doing with the talented Tara Larsen Chang. This lovely thing made it’s debut last night at the Krab Jab Studio's DIVINITY show.
One for sorrow, two for mirth… The Sisters count the…
Once there was a small child and his tiny elephant. They needed a forever-home, so they wandered up streets and down, knocking on doors, always hoping… And then, at the top of a tall flight of stairs and behind an apple-red door, a lady with brown hair and smiling eyes invited them to stay a…
In which I announce my new picture book deal! :)
fuck yeah! young adult lit recommends… [x]
the théâtre illuminata series by lisa mantchevAll her world’s a stage..
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own. That is, until now.
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.