About the Author

L.N. Mayer is the author of the coming-of-age fantasy novel, Tell, or the Adventures in Themiddle and its sequel, Yves, or the Man Who Wasn't. When she isn’t spending her weekend mornings writing or editing, she enjoys reading and listening to The New York Times Book Review podcast.


William Teller Fontaine ('Tell') is an involuntary witness to an atrocious act, committed by a creature he's never seen: a beast makes one of his peers at Theffects School for Troubled Boys disappear. When the school discharges Tell and he is left to fend for himself, it will take a series of adventures to find the beast, a creature that belongs to the most unlikely of children... himself.

Audience: Middle Grade (10+)

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Out now! The sequel to Tell, or the Adventures in Themiddle.

Some want Tell dead, others want to exploit him. Most want him to go away and never return. Can Tell claim what’s 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? It will take more than just another adventure. It will take resolution, will power, and mastering the one thing Tell has yet to control… his imagination.

Audience: Middle Grade (10+)

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Book Trailer

Click to watch the book trailer for Yves, or the Man Who Wasn't on YouTube.


Press Release

Do you work in the media? Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the image to the left to view and download the latest press release.


Information Sheet

Interested to know more details about Yves, or the Man Who Wasn't? Click the image on the left to view and download a detailed information sheet.


To read an interview with the author published on Smashwords, click here.

To listen to a discussion with the author on Howard Lovy's Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast, click here.

To see a short article about the author in a local French magazine, Le Petit Robinson (page 19), click here.

Interested in Becoming a Beta Reader?

Send an email to the address below if you would like to participate as a beta-reader for the third and final installment of the Tell trilogy.

In your message, please answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be a beta-reader?

  • Have you already read Tell, or the Adventures in Themiddle?

  • Would you be willing to sign a NDA?


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Email: contact[at]lnmayer.com



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