Michelle Levigne, Author

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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 published by Uncial Press.

The stories about Neighborlee are still being written.

LONDON HOLIDAY 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.

HERO BLUES follows a former resident of Neighborlee who tries to retire from being a semi-pseudo-superhor 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 with GROWING UP NEIGHBORLEE, exactly where every semi-pseudo-superhero's story starts: being found. Lanie lives for a while 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.

Lanie's story continues in high school and college, with DORM RATS, the newest Neighborlee, Ohio novel. The final "adventure" in DORM RATS appears in The Crossover Alliance's SUPERHEROES anthology, with the story "Living Proof."

In 2019, the LIVING PROOF novels will launch, as Lanie, Kurt and Felicity's adventures catch up with the timeline of other published Neighborlee novels. Somewhere along the line, we'll have to put together a timeline so you can see just where different books and people's adventures overlap and dovetail. That'sa ll in the future! Stay tuned and keep checking back. There's a lot of fun still waiting to happen in Neighborlee, Ohio.

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