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The Neverland Wars:
Magic can do a lot―give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.
However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though―and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.
She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.
The Piper’s Price:
Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper.
Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again.
The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of Peter’s oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.
The Grown-Up’s Crusade:
Gwen has returned to Neverland with Peter Pan and the lost children, but this time, the adults are following close behind.
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Dr. Derosa’s Resurrection:
For Lindy Derosa, being the daughter of a mad scientist isn’t much fun. When her father was arrested for stealing cryogenic freezing technology in Trongodia, she was forced to immigrate from Asia and stay in Seattle with her Uncle Bruce—or rather, stay at the boarding school he put her in. This humdrum life at boarding school is left far behind, however, when Lindy discovers her father’s secret laboratory and the scientific legacy he left behind. Lindy will uncover the ugly conspiracy behind the mysterious plane crash that killed her mother, and find out that everyone in her family might be a little crazier than she ever realized. A bright young woman, Lindy knows that when life gives you a super-villain origin story… you roll with it. Available on Tapas for iOS/Android
62 thoughts on “The Neverland Wars and Other Books”
I love the new look of the blog. And also, you’re amazing!
Haha, thank you so much! It was high time for a blog-overhaul 🙂
I just finished your book… It was excellent!!! I would love to know your inspiration! This took me back to when I was telling my little sisters stories, teaching them about fairies and the tale of the Brave Peter Pan! Thank you for reminding me that even though I am 17, I am not grown up yet and I can still enjoy being a kid!
I connected so well with Gwen, I felt as if I was living in Neverland through her! This isn’t something I normally get to experience theough books. I can not thank you enough and I have no words to describe how powerful of a writer you are!
With upmost reverence,
Thank you so much, Margo! It is fantastic to hear such kind words from a reader and know that my writing managed to connect so well with someone. I think every writer sits down and does the work they do because they hope to reach someone like you who can really relate to the story. I hope you will consider leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I’m not with a corporate publisher, and reviews online can really help get the book succeed and reach readers. Thank you again for getting in touch, and if you’d like to stay in the loop about the sequel, be sure to sign up for the mailing list ( audreygreathouse.com/mailinglist )
I like the people watching and waiting part of flying. There does seem to be a yo-yo between waiting and doing absolutely nothing for a long time and then frantic scrambling and rushing to make it on time. Loved your thoughts on flying. Makes me want to travel again 🙂
The yo-yo drives me crazy! It seems so absurd. Traveling is fun though…but probably best in small quantities XD
Congratulations Audrey, such an exciting time for you. I look forward to following your publishing journey over the next months.
Thank you PJ! It’s great to find other authors and get a sense for the sort of community that is out here. It’s a very exciting time to be publishing, and I’m so happy my book is moving forward!
Yes, we sure are digital citizens. And it does make our writing pursuit so much less solitary. I travelled to California and Seattle in 2012, an would have loved to get to Portland, but major snowstorms that January.
I’ve self published, as you may have gathered, and have enjoyed the writing process, but am juggling the promotion, social media etc.It can be tricky.
Still it’s great to meeting people like you, I love YA genre.
I have a big book launch this Sunday, lots of friends, family and acquaintances coming, so wish me luck.
PJ, that’s fantastic to hear you have a book launch this Sunday! A week to go! I can’t even imagine being at that point yet, haha. Best of luck…I hope all that tricky social media work pays off for you! 😀
Yes thanks Audrey. It’s getting quite big, over sixty people now. That’s mainly our friends and local acquaintances. We’ve lived in our area a long time so it’s very kind how interested people are and showing their support. While the audience is not YA many have children or grandchildren etc that they talk to/ pass the book onto.
Having said that, I’m working hard on building YA audience, including cold calling and visiting local school librarians. Two have bought the book so far, plus I have a gig in two weeks to give a talk at recess in the school library to keen teen readers. I’m also offering writing workshops and talks, as being a teacher I feel confident to chat to groups of kids. I have to make a power point presentation now for the talk in a fortnight.
Anyway, the juggling of tasks is improving. A young friend helped me to start a data base of contacts, plus I bought an app called Things for my iphone which is a helpful organiser for each day and planning ahead.
Look forward to chatting again,
Very neat! Never forget how many adults read YA, either. That’s a marketing categorization, not a law determining who can enjoy art. A good story resonates with a wide range of people, and I’m sure a lot of your personal network that’s interested will enjoy it regardless of whether or not they’re the “target” audience.
Cold-calling librarians sounds like a lot of work, but I’m sure it’ll pay off! I’ll need to remember to do that when I get closer to launch date…I should put that on my workflowy.com list (that’s my go-to app for staying organized!)
Audrey, I can’t wait to read your latest work! The description makes it sound irresistible (and the cover design makes it even harder to wait until I can hold and read a copy of your book). Looking forward to your book tour stop in Duvall.
Yay! Thank you so much! I can’t wait for this to be released out into the world, and shared with everyone…from the people who have never heard of me, to the ones who have supported me from the start 🙂
I love the new background. Where did you get it?
It was one of the pre-selected backgrounds I could choose from using this particular theme/layout from WordPress. Not a very exciting story XD
Hi!! I love the book and I wanna know if there will be another?
Hello, Malena! I’m so glad you loved the book, and I am happy to say that the sequel is being edited right now! If you enjoyed the book please definitely consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads…that is the single most helpful thing in the world for this new little book!
I really love this book, and the ending really has be on the fence. I can’t wait to see what is going to come out of this series (I’m assuming) that you are planning!
I read this when I was going to my senior trip (To Costa Rica). Despite not sleeping and nodding off on the plane, I had to keep reading it. I finally finished it during the trip and I was super excited to see what would happen next!
Taylor, I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! I’m definitely working hard on the sequel now, and really looking forward to getting it into readers’ hands! I hope you had a great time on your trip to Costa Rica and you have a summer packed full of good books!
Please tell me there will be a second book because that was such a cliffhanger moment. Does she see her sister again? Who is the child the police were looking for? Does she go back to Neverland? How does the war end? And FYI I was led under the assumption that she would be eventually kissing Peter Pan. I mean Old Willow said she would love a boy and a man. Maybe the boy is Peter and the man is Jay. There are so many unexplored aspects of the characters and the different paths they could take. As I good writer, a fact that was proven in this amazing book, I believe it is your responsibility to end your fans curiosity.
Hi there Miss Anonymous,
Don’t worry…did you notice the “Book One” printed on the spine? I assure you that I am editing the sequel now and will have it out as soon as possible. I am as excited as my fans to get the next book out and forward the story! However, I have no idea where you got the impression she would be eventually kissing Peter Pan, although I find that assumption very interesting!
The Neverland Wars was SO fantastic!!! I can’t even explain to you how much I loved it! Peter Pan is such a sweet tale to reimagine and you have done it so beautifully. I honestly could not put it down and finished it in one day. I was that hooked (pun intended). I am eagerly awaiting the sequel, and going to have to find something to cure the painstaking book-hangover your story has given me (:
Hello, Holly! I saw your name popping up a ton on my notifications of new followers/subscribers the other day, but it is so great to see your thoughts here on the blog. It is so hard to take a story you love and try to retell or expand on it, and it is so rewarding when you find other people who love that same story, and can love what you did with it too! Nothing is better than a page-turner, so I am so happy I was able to give you a story like that.
I hope you consider leaving a review on Amazon.com. I don’t think many readers realize just how important those reviews are, and how much they can play a role in helping more readers find the book!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go finish my rewrites for the sequel… 🙂
Hello Audrey. I wanted to say thanks for writing a fun book, but next time can you please have no cuss words. I really loved the book until the last 4 chapters. It was fun and innocent until the party. The book says it is approved by Clean Teen Publishing, but it wasn’t clean at all those last chapters. I really loved the adventures they went on, just please in the next book have no cuss words. If you do please don’t list this as a teen book.
Hi Ashlyn, it’s always great to hear from readers! This comment you left deserves so much more than a quick response. I also think others might share your concerns, so I wrote a piece for my blog in response to your request: https://audreygreathouse.com/2016/08/02/a-letter-to-a-reader/ Sorry for the delay in answering, I appreciate you getting in touch and hope you are having a great time with your summer reading!
Thanks for the personal message. I was excited to see that you responded. Also thank you for explaining the book industry in how they rate books, it will help me decide on books for the future.
Absolutely! I’m happy to help.
Just finished reading the book and there is so many unanswered questions for me, like where did gwen and Peter go, why did the officers go to that party looking for a child when clearly there is no child there? I’m looking forward to the next book and seeing how the story plays out. Also when will we know when the next one comes out or what it would be called?
Hi Sabina! Thanks so much for dropping by. The next book, The Piper’s Price (releasing 2/21/17), is discussed in my most recent blog post, and I recommend checking it out if you’re curious: https://audreygreathouse.com/2016/08/21/2045/ and why did the officers go to that part looking for a child? The excerpt we just put up should shed some light on that 🙂 http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/books/the-pipers-price/
Oooh I can’t wait for this one now..
Hi, I was just wondering if the AMAZING Neverland Wars series will become a trilogy. Also I love your book, it was magical.
That’s the plan 😉 Glad you enjoyed the second book Amy!
I can’t wait to read this book
Glad you’re excited! Once you get a hold of it, you’ll have to let me know what you think of it 🙂
Hi. Sorry, I wasn’t able to contact you privately on Twitter since you don’t allow DMs. I wanted to let you know there’s this book called Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski and was wondering if that was a pen name of yours as well? It was published a year after TNW and basically lifts passages straight out of your novel.
Hi, thank you so much for reaching out. Would you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
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Is there any way to get the second and third books back on Kindle? It’s the only way I can read anything with my 2 year old running around or while I’m putting him to sleep. Please? Even for a day, I’ll buy them both.
Hi Crystal! Thanks for your interest in the books. They’re temporarily out of print (including digital distribution) but if you give me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll get you Kindle copies!