Immersion, by MJ Prest


Author MJ Prest reading from her novel Immersion.

Last weekend, a friend invited the family and me to a book event for one of his friends. We accepted the Facebook invite and, noting that it said that anyone dressed as a merman would get a free copy of the book, I spent most of last Friday making Jason a merman cape (which involves felt fish and seaweed—I had wanted to get a trident, too, but this was sort of last minute!). Anyway, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about the book when we arrived at Mellow Fellow, an excellent little dog-friendly tap room with an outdoor patio, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, the author, MJ Prest, was wonderful—we talked about her Young Adult novel, Immersion, which is a retelling of the story of Atlantis (complete with, as she put it, “a ripped merman”), as well as about self-publishing, audiobooks and marketing. It was great to connect with another writer to learn a little about the next step, and to celebrate her accomplishment. She treated us all to Mermaid’s Tail Ale and cake and did a reading of the first chapter. It’s the first book in a trilogy, and I’m very excited for Jason to get his copy (he was, believe it or not, the only person dressed as a merman). Click here for the ebook to immerse yourselves in a fun read! Big congrats to MJ; learn more at


2 responses to “Immersion, by MJ Prest

  1. Alison, so excited to have met you at the party! Please send me your email address so I can send Jason the merman prize 🙂

  2. Pingback: The Benefits of a Book Party for Indie Authors | M.J. Prest

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