A work In Progress

T. Mark Mangum
3 min readDec 8, 2021

Lina Explores

Illustration for Lina Explores by Birdy Adams / © 2021, T. Mark Mangum

Hey all, I am pursuing a passion to publish this line of Children's books. I have published an initial rough version of the first story here on Medium. Link below.

I am working hard to get many things in place and right for the publication of the books. Above is one of the illustrations. Below is the initial cover design we are still working on.

Illustrations by Birdy Adams / Edits by Young Mangum / © 2021, T. Mark Mangum

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Future Titles

Lina Explores at Home

Lina Explores the Neighborhood

Lina Explores with New Friends

Lina, Javier, and Afia Explare at the Park

Here is Afia, Lina’s friend whose parents are from Ethiopia.

Illustrations by Birdy Adams / © 2021, T. Mark Mangum

Thanks for following and supporting my desire to live by writing.

© 2021, T. Mark Mangum

I am T. Mark Mangum. From an early age, I was hooked, addicted to the imagined, unfathomable worlds of Star Wars, Star Trek, Conan, and the Lord of the Rings, and many others. I write fiction tales. I love writing fiction tales. I love writing in multiple genres. However, my favorites are Sci-fi and Fantasy fiction. I am a father of six, we have two cats and two dogs. Tabletop gaming is a passion.



T. Mark Mangum

For the serious reader. Short, compelling fiction for the serious reader. I use Imagination, wonder, and surprise to create my tales. Please Enjoy reading them.