New And Unconventional Middle Grade Book Release: YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN’T

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An up-and-coming sequel in a fantastical trilogy that's sure to create a buzz

Le Plessis Robinson, France (PRUnderground) September 7th, 2021

Author L.N. Mayer announces the independent publication of YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN’T, the sequel to the upper middle-grade novel, TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE.

SYNOPSIS: Some want Tell dead, others want to exploit him. Most want him to go away and never return. Can Tell claim what is rightfully his in order to abolish the decree that made him an outcast in the first place? Or will his quest for power be his own undoing? In this action-packed sequel to TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE, it will take more than just another odyssey. This time, it will take resolution, willpower, and mastering the one thing Tell has yet to conquer… his imagination.

YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN’T will be independently published on September 30th, 2021, via Kindle Direct Publishing. The eBook version of this coming-of-age fiction adventure will be also available on digital platforms.

Says the author, “Modern day character arcs often feel so trite because we can predict the protagonists’ reactions when they are faced with difficult situations. They do the morally right thing or they overcome and persevere to reach their goal. I wanted to write a series with a protagonist who doesn’t necessarily do what we expect of him and who reacts in imperfect ways and makes poor choices—and so, becomes the villain of his own story.”

The first novel in the trilogy, TELL, OR THE ADVENTURES IN THEMIDDLE, received small but notable critical acclaim as a bronze medalist winner in the 2020 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The book also was acknowledged as a quarterfinalist in the Publishers Weekly 2020 BookLife Prize, receiving high marks for plot/idea, originality, prose and character/execution.

“Adults tend to forget that children don’t have ‘goals’ or ‘objectives’,” says Mayer. “They’re discovering the world around them and trying to make sense of it and their place in it. The protagonist, Tell, has an objective in this second book, however, it’s one that is ultimately short-sighted because it’s self-centered. I’m hoping the readers who read the first book are going to appreciate the layered morals in YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN’T despite the protagonist’s unconventional character arc.”

Watch out for the second act to this fantastical trilogy that’s sure to have readers talking.

BOOK INFORMATION: Paperback ISBN: 978-2-9569463-4-2. THEMA Code: YFC – Children’s / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories. Suggested Retail Price: $11.99. Cover design by L.N. Mayer. Digital copies are available on NetGalley for each book in the trilogy (available until November 7th). To access a NetGalley copy of TELL, click here: To access a NetGalley copy of YVES, click here:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: L.N. Mayer 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. YVES, OR THE MAN WHO WASN’T is her second novel.

About Oslo & Bangs Publishing

Oslo & Bangs Publishing is the independent publishing company of author L.N. Mayer. The company is based in Le Plessis Robinson, France. Located outside of Paris and partially named after the celebrated novel, ROBINSON CRUSOE, Le Plessis Robinson is a city known for celebrating literature and reading.

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