L.N. Mayer (1986-Present) was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. Mayer graduated from the University of Kansas, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in Economics and a minor in French. She has a master’s degree in Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance from the Sorbonne, as well as a master’s in Supply Chain Management from Université Paris-Dauphine. Mayer is the author of TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE and its sequel, YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN'T. She is currently working on the third book in the Tell Trilogy. Follow her on Instagram: @lnmayerofficial
What's the story behind your latest book?
TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE is a coming-of-age novel about the power of imagination. It’s a story about finding resilience in impossible situations—situations where you believe you don't have control and feel without a friend or parent to guide you. It’s also a story about feeling stuck in a world that doesn’t belong to you and neglecting your power, whatever power that may be. The ultimate lessons the story has to offer are about resilience, purpose, friendship and trusting yourself.
Why would a MG reader want to read your book?
This book might not please those who expect to see the same types of stories that have already been written for middle grade. I’m hoping, however, that it will intrigue those who are itching to see an attempt at something different.
The sequel to TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE.
William Teller Fontaine ('Tell') is no longer ignorant of his power. Fixated on the unfairness of his situation, Tell has a choice: go back to where he came from and forget about Themiddle—or take his fate into his own hands and reclaim his rightful place. However, will his desire to take control be his own undoing...?