We’re delighted to announce that THREE stories published by Ye Olde Dragon Books have been named FINALISTS in the 2022 Realm Awards Competition:

MINA: Warrior in the Shadows, a novel about Mina Harker after the defeat of Dracula, by Deborah Cullins Smith.

And two novellas in the WHEN YOUR BEAUTY IS THE BEAST (Beauty & the Beast theme) anthology:



Winners will be announced July 22 at the costume/awards banquet at the Realm Makers conference in Atlantic City.

Stay tuned for updates!!!!

Who’s YOUR Monster?

It’s spring, so it’s time to start thinking … MONSTERS!

As in the 2nd Classic Movie Monsters anthology from Ye Olde Dragon Books.

This year the title is WHO’S THE MONSTER? and the theme is … Frankenstein (both the monster and the mad doctor, for you purists out there).

For submission guidelines, write to

Start brainstorming — submissions open June 1!

Double Trouble, Anyone?

TWO new releases on Monday, May 1. Are you ready?

First, we have the second Fairytale Anthology: TALES FROM THE TOWER. 16 stories launching off the story or trop of Rapunzel. We have all kinds of towers, all kinds of prisoners, all kinds of hairdos, villains, heroes, rescues, magic.

A burst of inspiration drives a baker to build a tower—without a door. But it proves to be the perfect dwelling for a certain old woman. The question is –Why?

A tower can be a safe place, especially during a zombie apocalypse. But what do you do when your safe place becomes a prison?

When communications between two castles have been cut off, a maiden must ride to rescue her friend from an evil … realtor?

We all know the tale of Rapunzel and her hair growth problem, but what if her hair grew – everywhere? When the moon was full and bright? Yes, we have a werewolf in our midst!

Chemical warfare is a sad fact of our modern life, but what if scientists learned to modify people to give them supernatural abilities? Like telekinesis? Or maybe tentacle hair?

On a spaceship far away, a young woman lives alone in a different kind of tower. One day, her songs reach a fellow travele

These are but a few of the stories you are about to dive into! To the realms of the fairies, to desert lands far away, to war-torn places where weary characters just try to survive, to forests, to windswept seascapes, to London and New York City, and into the far reaches of the galaxy. Explore the realms with us!

Then we bring you the 13th and FINAL book (maybe …) in the Neighborlee Ohio fantasy series.

The guardians face their greatest dilemma, when a New Age cult threatens to drive the Grandstones out of Neighborlee — and take their place. Better the devil they know than the one they don’t?

Saving Neighborlee Children’s Home from foreclosure, and stopping an invasion from otherworldly forces could all depend on Pastor Rocky “getting the band back together.” Problem: everyone else died in a fiery crash.

Or did they?

Multiple enemy forces unite to attack the town of Neighborlee, attempting to turn Pastor Rocky into their newest weapon.

Big mistake.

TOMORROW: The Countdown Begins

TOMORROW — Saturday, March 26 — we start counting down to the release of THE LIVING PROOF GETS THE BLUES, the 13th and final book in the Neighborlee series.

Maybe … (I’m always getting new ideas for more stories…)

Each book in the series, starting with #1, CONFESSIONS OF A LOST KID, will be ON SALE for 3 days — which gives us 39 days of sale prices.

Check out the COUNTDOWN page on Ye Olde Dragon Books for the schedule of what days each book is on sale, and the RULES for earning free books. You can buy all the book in print and ebook, and half of the series is now available in audiobook. Earn enough points, you could get a book bundle of the last book — print, ebook and audiobook.


Let the fun begin!

Counting Down to Lucky 13

May 1 is the release day for THE LIVING PROOF GETS THE BLUES, the 13th and FINAL book in the Neighborlee fantasy series.

And we’re going to CELEBRATE!

That means each title in the series will go on sale, and you’ll have a chance to get book bundles, and a chance to win a free book.

See the Countdown to Lucky 13 page for the rules and when the celebration countdown begins!

Time to Get Cozy

While this isn’t a Ye Olde Dragon Books book … it is a book published by one of the Dragons … so since this is our playground, we’re gonna allow this.

<snicker> <snort> <wink>

THE UNWELCOME WAGON is the first book in the Book & Mug Mysteries series set in the small Ohio town of Camden Township. Our heroine, Sandra, has come to town to become the new children’s librarian at the start of the school year … and immediately steps into conflict and mystery when a smelly man tries to just walk into her new apartment on moving day, and then tries to break into Book & Mug, a coffee shop and bookstore owned by a trio of cousins who soon become Saundra’s close friends.

All the books in the series will revolved around Saundra, and the cousins, Kai, Eden and Troy, along with members of the Guzzlers, coffee and book aficionados, and various friends from the businesses on the main street of Camden.

You can order copies of THE UNWELCOME WAGON here, in paper and ebook, before release day — April 1. You can also order the book bundle, of paperback and ebook, and get your choice of a download code of the audiobook from Authors Direct or a generic MP3 file of the audiobook, as a thank-you gift.

Such a deal!

It’s Book Launch Day!

Now available in paper, ebook and audio, ANGELA’S KNIGHT, the 12th (and almost last) Neighborlee, Ohio fantasy novel.

You can buy a book bundle — the price includes the paper edition, ebook, postage, and we’ll throw in a download code for the audiobook — right here on the Ye Olde Dragon Books website. Such a deal!

With the ebook and audiobook you’ll get nearly-instant gratification (hey, we have to get the notification you bought it, plug the instructions in, and send them to you), and the paper book will be ordered and shipped ASAP.

It’s time to celebrate the “birthday” of another adventure in the weird little town of Neighborlee!


ANGELA’S KNIGHT, the 12th Neighborlee book, is due for release March 1. You can pre-order it now in ebook and paper, and the audiobook should start being released to the various outlets by the 24th.

That leaves ONE MORE Neighborlee book to be revised, printed, and released: THE LIVING PROOF GETS THE BLUES, due for release in paper, ebook and audiobook, May 1.

Equinox: Maurice has a day of full-size freedom to spend with his true love, Holly. Their day of fun ends in panic, when Angela is attacked and the defenses of Divine’s Emporium are breached. In the search to find out who hired thieves to steal books full of inimical magic from the shop and provided them with magic charms to do it, Angela’s memories are stirred. Strange dreams disturb her sleep and she asks questions she hasn’t thought of in decades.

Ethan Jarrod, a particularly gifted P.I. with some mysteries of his own, joins forces with local P.I. John Stanzer to identify Angela’s enemies. Is Jarrod the knight from her dreams, or the final weapon of her enemies, to destroy all the magic of Divine’s Emporium and Angela herself?

Dark shadows from Pastor Rocky’s past seem to be the newest tools of an ancient enemy to try to tear down the gates that Divine’s Emporium and Angela hold closed against inimical forces from other dimensions.

Nothing makes sense anymore when the guardians are forced to make the most difficult choice of all: help the Grandstones stay in Neighborlee, or take a chance that the New Age cult searching for “celestial children” will drive them out.

Everything seems to depend on Pastor Rocky and his friends from Magna Magma “getting the band back together.”

New Year, New Book, New Blog!

Happy New Year, friends and fans and readers of Ye Olde Dragon Books.

I’m delighted to announce the release of a new book today — in paper, ebook, and audio. The 11th Neighborlee adventure.

Only TWO more Neighborlee books to be published, and … that’s all, folks!

Just when the guardians of Neighborlee believe they can relax and enjoy the results of their labors, a new enemy makes a strike, aiming at some newcomers who have come to town seeking shelter. Is this another, roundabout attempt to break down the defensive shield around the town, or a more sinister plot?

Are the attacks aimed ultimately at Angela?

Clues indicate this isn’t a new enemy at all, but an old enemy making another attempt to get a foothold in Neighborlee and perhaps steal not just magic, but break open the gates that Divine’s Emporium and Angela keep securely closed.

What type of magic is this that seems to be active only at night, and disintegrates with the coming of dawn?

We are launching a new BLOG today for our friends at Ye Olde Dragon Books. will give you a chance to ask questions of the characters in our stories, and have our characters respond. We’ll also have previews of cover art, snippets from upcoming stories, behind-the-scenes information, and other fun opportunities as we think of them. So hop on over and subscribe, so you keep updated, and think of questions you’ve wanted to ask about the books you’ve read so far, or books you’re thinking about reading!

For those who are tight on money, or want to try out a book before adding it to your personal library … you can request our books be obtained and available at your local library. Plus, every once in a while we’ll make books available through a Goodreads giveaway. Or to celebrate the release of a new book in a series, we might be offering a free download of an ebook at the start of the series. So stay tuned and keep reading.

And ask those questions, okay?

Ready to Hunt Some Vampires?

Hey, did you notice that Deborah Cullins Smith, the other half of the dragon team, has a NEW BOOK out?

If you read our wolfman-themed anthology, MOONLIGHT AND CLAWS, then you’ve already met her heroine, Mina Harker, widow of Jonathan Harker and member of the team that took down Dracula!

Check out her book on Amazon in paper and ebook. (That means click on the link to be taken to the page where you can buy this wonderful new, dark adventure!)

Mina Harker allowed Dracula to change her, believing that he held answers to life’s questions. But God brought her back from the edge of the abyss through the love of her husband and her friends. Now she’s not quite a vampire, but she’s definitely something more than a human, and she must face what she has allowed herself to become and what it will mean for her life from now on. Can God truly still have a plan for her, in spite of her many mistakes?

When she discovers that there are still vampires in London, Mina launches into a training program to face this evil head-on and vanquish it, even if it means facing her worst nightmares over and over again. But can she succeed at fighting evil AND keep her marriage to Jonathan intact at the same time? Especially when a very powerful vampire comes to town and targets the people around Mina–including Jonathan.

Join Mina Harker for the first book in a brand new series of faith-based adventures!