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The Redwood Revenger (Book One)
    In 2043, Olivia Ermine survives The Great Warming safe in Cascadia, yet a maniacal woolen devil would see her dead. Her blood holds the key to the VanDirks Corporation’s domination of the planet, and they will stop at nothing to get it! Can she beat the rising tide? A darkly comedic, genre-bending journey through solarpunk sci-fi and science fantasy awaits.
    Things are Great! The Great Warming has proceeded apace, Florida is a soggy nub aslither in pythons. The Great Erasure’s come and gone, the black mirror shattered and the Great Autarchy’s Regime with it. The murder2.0 networked smart-toaster surveillance state’s kaput, so are financial markets, digital records, and killer robots. Viva the Quantum Era! The Great Balkanization continues, the West Coast seceded. It calls itself the Cascadian Federation, a military and vertical farming empire powered by the sun. The border’s secure out to the old Highway 15 DMZ, where Cascadia ends and Montanastan begins, home to militias, dust, famines, mass crucifixions, denominational nut-jobbery, and the ravages of paleomegavirus.
    Olivia's left her chaotic globetrotting life behind and returned to her ancestral family home in Redwood, a charming Cascadian university town, a safe oasis in a turbulent world. Yet, the transition’s had a few quirks…disturbing dreams and now visions of a scruffy, saucer-eyed rogue-AI with a penchant for levitation and force fields. To make matters worse, she’s stalked by a murderous, straight razor wielding, dandified sock monkey. Meanwhile, VanDirks, a planetary fast-food mega-corp founded in the 1600s, in the slave trade, is after her famous uncle’s artistic legacy and just maybe her uncle too. 
    In the haze of thunderbud and fog, through time and tide, between land and sea, the earth and the stars, an ancient mystery seeks its revenge.

NOTE: The Redwood Revenger is the first book in the trilogy. Red Bush (The Redwood Revenger, Book Two) is also available. Red Root (The Redwood Revenger, Book Three) is coming in later 2019.

Approx. 97,000 words in length.

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Red Bush (The Redwood Revenger, Book Two)
    In 2043, Olivia Ermine’s legacy is vengeance. Will she take up the burden of the galaxy? When they come for her, heads will roll. In Redwood, rogue-AIs scheme and ancient ones plot the end of worlds, and some way off a llama orgles in the long night. A darkly comedic, genre-bending journey through solarpunk sci-fi and science fantasy continues.
    Out of the dust and death of The Great Warming, after The Great Balkanization ended the rule of the Great Autarch, a West Coast solar empire rises: The Cascadian Federation. VanDirks, a planetary fast-food mega-corporation spawned in the 1600s, aims to conquer the world, starting with Olivia. She must contend with its creature, a 352-year-old woolen murder machine in the form of a dandified, piratical sock monkey—its already tried to kill her thrice.
    Now, Olivia finally has some answers. She’s discovered Red Bush’s diaries from the 1690s, aka her formidable abolitionist Sephardi pirate queen ancestor. But, the diaries raise more dire questions about Olivia’s incandescently dark birthright and the impossible tasks set before her and her friends in 2043. The VanDirks Corp. thinks it’s playing the long game. Yet, vastly older, more powerful players may be moving pieces on an other-worldly board. Olivia knows she’s getting close to uncovering the truth, which in Redwood is an ever shifting target.
    One fang points to heaven and the other to hell, either way, there’s a neck-ruff with Olivia’s name on it, for the show must go on before the Lords Arboreal return to Cascadia to settle a bloody old score.

Approx. 100,391 words in length.

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Red Root (The Redwood Revenger, Book Three)
Coming soon (later in 2019)
    The Redwood Revenger trilogy’s thrilling conclusion, with more sex, drugs, Sasquatch, and solarpunk!
    Redwood grows far more dangerous for Olivia Ermine and her crew in the aftermath of the Halloween night carnage. Will the cycle of vengeance end when the fire’s out, or when there’s nothing left to burn? Threats terrestrial and extraterrestrial are coming to a head in Cascadia and on the Moon.
    It’s one minute to midnight, Fangoso Ltd. is after her, and Olivia must get to the heart of the matter before it’s too late, and she’s got girl trouble. The Labors of Restoration continue with the hunt for the elusive, electric buffelvel. Meanwhile, Uncle Ernie is in peril, way over his head, and so is the Earth. Strange bedfellows make for strange alliances that can change everything! Byron Rosebeetle comes to terms with his true nature. Trudy Yamaguchi contends with museum quality puppets, her parents’ secrets, and Byron. The Darning Prince Fancy, down by a limb, remains up on viciousness, and his dandy quest may come to both a sartorial and digital climax at the Meadows Museum of Natural History. The VanDirks Corporation and their confederates will go for broke while Redwood burns. Pig, finally unfettered, goes surfing, and calls home for the first time in 363 years. Redwood’s First Cascadian community prepares for the end of all things, and a new beginning.

*(not the actual cover)

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