This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list.
On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery.
“I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My wife just noticed it today. But look quick, because it could change tomorrow!”
“I owe a lot to the many folks in the Terrace, Lynnwood, and greater Edmonds community for their support of the Kickstarter last fall and their interest in the book. It’s been really fun to connect,” Merlino added.
Merlino teaches English at Mountlake Terrace High School. He plans to release the sequels later this year, in August and December. Find him at stephenmerlino.com. Read reviews on Amazon and on Goodreads
Watch the book trailer on YouTube