Spotlight: Sleep, Merel, Sleep by Silke Stein


Life has changed for eight-year-old Merel. Since the birth of her sick baby brother, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists. But when she finds a tiny silver violin in her bedroom rug, things take a turn for the worse. Merel learns that her sleep has abandoned her and that she must embark on a perilous journey to recover it or stay awake forever. Together with her devoted toy sheep, Roger, tired Merel sets out in search of Lullaby Grove and, before long, is haunted by a scary stranger.

Follow Merel into a surreal world. Meet a sleepy king with an obsession for feathers and a transparent old man on a night train going nowhere. Discover why the moonfish cry, why you should never walk across the Great Yawns, and whether Merel can escape her pursuer, win back her sleep, and realize what matters most.

About the Author:

Silke Stein is a graphic designer and the author of the middle-grade novel Trina Bell’s Humming Summer. Silke currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Like her protagonist Trina, she enjoy s roaming the city’s parks and listening to the squeal of tiny sparkling birds. Yes, she speaks to them and they answer ― but unfortunately, unlike Trina, she doesn’t have a three-legged dog who translates for her.

Having lived landlocked in Germany for most of her life, Silke fell in love with the Pacific Ocean when she came to Canada. Combing beaches has become her favourite pastime, particularly looking for mermaids’ tears. Silke cannot resist picking up those shiny, colourful pieces of sea glass and adding them to her ever-growing collection. This obsession has resulted in her first adult novel, Foam On The Crest Of Waves, which is scheduled to be released in September 2018.

When Silke is not at the beach, or writing, or helping her husband to playtest his latest board game invention, she designs book covers for fellow authors.

For more info about Silke and her books, please visit her website:

Sleep, Merel, Sleep Kindle release date: June 7th, 2018

Paperback release June 12th, 2018

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s