SVC Alumnus Released First Novel in September

by Public Relations | Oct 02, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

Leech Girl LivesSaint Vincent College alumnus, Rick Claypool, released his debut novel entitled Leech Girl Lives Sept. 26. The book is published by Spaceboy Books.

Claypool graduated from Saint Vincent in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a Center for Northern Appalachian Studies Fellow and is listed as an editor for the group’s publication They Say There Was a War. He went on to receive his master’s degree in popular culture studies from Bowling Green State University.

Margo Chicago, an art safety inspector in the Bublinaplex, has many obstacles to overcome in her story; the guy she thinks she’s in love with has been banished, her boss has been poisoned and her cyborg has a limp. On top of that, Margo’s arms have been devoured and replaced by a pair of enormous leeches that turn her into the superhero Leech Girl. When the hero is tasked with saving the Bublinaplex from art terrorists, she finds herself facing a dilemma – should she save the Bublinaplex or join the cause seeking to destroy it?

Leech Girl Lives is available for preorder at


Photo: Leech Girl Lives Cover


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