Who I am, and why I write

Welcome! My name is Erin Manning, and I write clean Young Adult fiction for ages 12 and up. I'm an avid reader and I've been...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Smijj of Hope is now available!

I'm pleased to announce that the tenth and final book in my Tales of Telmaja sci-fi series, A Smijj of Hope, is now available for sale! Click the links below to see the book:

A Smijj of Hope--paperback edition

A Smijj of Hope--ebook edition

A word about pricing: as long-time readers know, I try to keep the prices of both my print books and ebooks as low as possible. This time, I had to increase the price of the paperback to $15.99 (US) only because A Smijj of Hope is the longest book I've ever published, at nearly 400 pages, and that affects the printing prices. In order to be able to list the book for sale internationally I have to follow Amazon's pricing guidelines, so I won't accidentally offer the book at a loss in any market. As always, though, the ebook is $2.99, and I have enrolled the ebook in Kindle Unlimited so that KU users can read it for free.

This has been a long journey. I wrote the first draft of what would eventually be the first book in the series, The Telmaj, during my first National Novel Writing Month experience back in 2006. It took me six more years to decide to try self-publishing it, and I published The Telmaj in the fall of 2012. Eight years, nine more books, and thousands of words later, Smijj has finished his story of adventure. In the meantime I've published four books in a second series and one stand-alone novel, making A Smijj of Hope my fifteenth published book.

I am deeply grateful to all of my readers who have let me know how much they've enjoyed these stories! I've got more clean young adult science fiction on the way, as well as the last book in the Adventures of Ordinary Sam and the first book in a new fantasy/magic series coming soon. Thank you for reading!