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Itís a curiosity, more than a crime, how the house numbers are disappearing in a small Nebraska town. It started with just one or two digits from a few houses, but now more and more numbers are disappearing. The town is in an uproar; rumors abound, neighborhood watches are forming, and people are getting lost. Fear is taking hold as the town wonders what could happen next.

But Jon is simply listening to the voices. Doing what heís told, following instructions. Heís trying to find an answer. One simple answer that just may set him free.

ďThe Number Robber,Ē a short story, was originally published in Water-Stone Review (2005). Itís a story of despair, hope, and one manís quest to get back everything heís lost through a mental illness.

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Patti Frazee is the author of two novels. Cirkus was published by Alyson Books in 2006 and re-released in Kindle version in December 2011. Cirkus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Patti's second novel, Out of Harmony, was released in January 2012.

Patti grew up in Fremont, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received a BFA in theatre and went on to work at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts for two summers. After a brief stint in New York City and a longer stint in Nebraska, Patti eventually moved to Minneapolis.

She left the acting life and pursued her dream of becoming a writer. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in 2002. In 2005, Patti was awarded an honorable mention in the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Lesbian Writer's Fund.

Patti is a professional copy editor, copywriter, and proofreader. She has worked with companies such as Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing (specifically with their Flux imprint), Hazelden Publishing, and U.S. Bank.

She also works with indy authors to self-publish their books, advising them in all facets along the way and even serving as a book designer. She has worked with authors such as Lorna Landvik and Toni McNaron.

Patti lives in Minneapolis with her wife, and their dog and two cats.

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...Frazeeís probing work is an ode to the power of the imagination and the ongoing quest for identity. -- Pamela Carter Joern, author of The Floor of the Sky
A feast of words and dreams...
--Susan Power, author of Roofwalker and Grassdancer

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