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Welcome to Neighborlee, Ohio.

This is that town you wish you lived in ... maybe.  

A weird little town with lots of secrets, where everybody looks out for each other, where magic is waiting just around the corner. And if you don't fit in, the town itself lets you know and makes you very eager to get out of there.

Think of Neighborlee as a cross between the TV shows "Roswell," "Eureka" and "Buffy" -- but without the vampires or the weird science.

The most important place in town is DIVINE'S EMPORIUM.

It's an old Victorian house on the edge of town, overlooking the park. It's also sometimes bigger inside than outside -- and sometimes the windows look out on places that aren't outside the house -- and sometimes there are more rooms there than the last time you visited. Whatever you need, you can find at Divine's, even if you didn't know what you needed when you walked through the door.

Angela is the proprietor. If you ask, some people will say that she has always been there. Angela and Divine's Emporium protect Neighborlee, and Neighborlee also protects them.

Neighborlee books are CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT -- but started returning in 2020 in PAPER as well as e-book, with new cover art and some tweaking and new titles.

Look for YE OLDE DRAGON BOOKS, a co-op effort with Deborah Cullins Smith, author of the Last of the Long-Haired Hippies series!

VIRTUALLY LONDON follows the adventures of two cousins with a semi-magical heritage, and what happens when they play games with computers and create an Artificial Intelligence who certainly seems real after a while.

QUITTING THE HERO BIZ follows a former resident of Neighborlee who tries to retire from being a semi-pseudo-superhero and come back to town ... only she walks into an even bigger problem than anything she ever faced before.

Then there is Lanie Zephyr, as important to Neighborlee, in her own way, as Angela.
Lanie's stories start exactly where every semi-pseudo-superhero's story starts: being found. Until she is adopted by the Zephyrs, Lanie lives in Neighborlee Children's Home, where she meets Kurt, another Lost Kid. Together, they develop "rules" for using their unusual gifts, and keeping out of trouble. Then things get interesting when they meet Felicity and start getting involved in the sometimes tricky, sometimes dangerous business of guarding Neighborlee. That's what happens in CONFESSIONS OF A LOST KID..

Lanie's story continues with SEMI-PSEUDO-SUPERHEROES, in high school and college and staying in Neighborlee as a high school teacher, to keep an eye on the town, with an episode that appears in The Crossover Alliance's SUPERHEROES anthology, with the story "Living Proof."

The LIVING PROOF novels follow the adventures of Lanie, Kurt and Felicity, and catch up with the timeline of other published Neighborlee novels, starting with ... LIVING PROOF (that no good deed goes unpunished) where we discover that being in a wheelchair doesn't slow down life and adventure and danger for Lanie and her semi-pseudo-superhero friends.

Stay tuned and keep checking back. There's a lot of fun still waiting to happen in Neighborlee, Ohio.

All titles will be released in ebook format several months before the print release date.

Title (Original Title) Print Release Date:
Confessions of a Lost Kid (Growing Up Neighborlee) 05/20
Semi-Pseudo-Superheroes (Dorm Rats) 07/20
Virtually London (London Holiday) 09/20
Living Proof (that no good deed goes unpunished) (Living Proof) 11/20
Night of the Living Proof, 01/21
Quitting the Hero Biz (Hero Blues) 03/21
Bride of the Living Proof, 05/21
Shrunk: The Exile of Maurice (Divine’s Emporium) 07/21
Return of the Living Proof, 09/21
Allergic to Mistletoe (Have Yourself a Faerie Little Christmas) 11/21
Dawn of the Living Proof, 01/22
Angela’s Knight (Divine Knight) 03/22
The Living Proof Gets the Blues, 05/22

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