Alumni Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Lee, 1983


The House at 844 1/2 by Elizabeth Johnson Lee

Type of Business

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Date of Operation

Kindle Edition 2/26/12, paperback 10/9/12

Description of Business or Organization

The House at 844 1/2 by Elizabeth Johnson Lee is a realistic fantasy about Emily and her 12-year-old son who both have Tourette syndrome. Kindle Edition: U.S. $2.99 Paperback: U.S. $16.00 Buy now at, URL: Or: at East West Bookstore 324 Castro St., Mountain View, CA, 650 988-9800 Emily has trouble with her husband Gareth. Although she is both intelligent and beautiful, she lives with an embarrassing medical condition: Emily has Tourette syndrome. Thinking that Gareth therefore has all the power in their marriage, Emily allows him to treat her like the proverbial doormat. Emily’s son Reid also has Tourette syndrome. Academic problems and bullies make school a living hell. Only the support of his friends, other “weirdos” like him, makes it bearable. They plot revenge against the bullies. In a high achieving town where many consider only an Ivy League education acceptable, Reid wonders where a place in the world exists for someone like him. Emily accidentally enters an alternate dimension where she meets Terran. Compassionate, God-like, yet blinded by her fiery beauty, he becomes her spiritual teacher. Only someone with a life mission as important as hers, Terran says, can enter his dimension. Reid and Emily’s increasing prophetic visions lead them to healing in ways that they never expect. Elizabeth Johnson Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Spiritual Counselor. First place winner of the 1999 Jack London Writers’ Contest, she has published articles in the Bay Area Parent magazine and the Palo Alto Weekly newspaper. 

She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband, two children, and their hyperactive poodle. She and her son both have Tourette syndrome.

Contact Information

Palo Alto, CA

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Evergreen helped Elizabeth to improve her writing skills by bringing to her attention what a bad writer she was. It was from there that she learned to hone her craft into something more presentable. Evergreen also helped her improve her critical thinking skills in such areas as writing, literature, psychology, politics, and the environment.