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This is the Lone Prairie, where silence is a feature, not a bug.

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Brand New Release!

The Runaway Island Mystery

The second book in The Mysteries of Whisper Bay series is now available!

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The Lone Prairie is the home of Julie R. Neidlinger.

I am an artist, writer, and private pilot from North Dakota.

I grew up on a farm just down from the Canadian border.

I have been blogging on the web since 1999.


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Newest, most popular, or most peculiar. All are reasons to be featured.

join the mystery club.

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For fans of The Mysteries of Whisper Bay: are you ready to help the gang solve mysteries?

Mystery Club members get exclusive downloads, coupons for free or reduced priced downloads and series eBooks, and behind-the-scenes access. Club members receive a membership packet in the mail (one per paid membership) with a mystery for them to solve, plus more throughout their membership.

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meet the team

There are quite a few characters on this site. At least one of us is real.

julie neidlinger

Owner / operator of this circus.


For anyone who loves to write.

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Read the books. Join the club.

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Tiny doll. Big head. Huge adventures.
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He's angry so you don't have to be.
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Faux mystery mixed with real dessert.
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