Mountlake Terrace High School English teacher Stephen Merlino published his first fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, this winter, and it hit two Amazon eBook Bestseller lists.
Over the July 4th holiday, the Kindle version of the book will be on sale for less than a dollar. “It’s normally the price of a frappacino, but next weekend it will cost less than a cup of tea,” Merlino said. “I just want it to reach as many readers as possible.”
Merlino plans to release the second book in the series, The Knave of Souls, this fall.
Asked why he chose the holiday weekend for the sale, he said, “It was kind of an accident, but then it occurred to me it was Independence Day, and, well, it was independently published. Indie-pendence day. Get it? Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Now you know what it’s like for my students.”