The Wombanditos

A slightly OCD princess. Her best friend, a chipmunk. A stolen journey that goes awry.

Princess Eloise Hydra Gumball III is Future Ruler and Heir to the Western Lands and All That Really Matters, and Court life is closing in on her. So when her friend Jerome (a chipmunk) suggests they sneak away for the day, she pushes down her “habits” and says yes. It’s amazing. And then it isn’t.

The Wombanditos is a humorous YA novelette set in a unique fantasy world that features weak magic, equality between species, way töö mänÿ ümläüts. It’s a funny and witty prequel novelette to the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series. If you like quirky, clever characters, lively dialog, and a fun fantasy setting, then you’ll love this book from Andrew Einspruch.

“I actually found myself smiling as I read this story. There have been plenty of books lately that have made me teary-eyed, but I can’t remember the last time I SMILED while reading. It’s one of those books that’s a great little escape.” — From a review by author L. Danvers.

Meet the Author

Andrew Einspruch

Andrew Einspruch is the author of the humorous YA fantasy series The Western Lands and All That Really Matters. He’s also had more than 120 children’s books published, both fiction and non-fiction, that have sold around the world. Starting with the four-book “Dunkin’ Dazza” series in the 1990s, Andrew’s work has covered everything from basketball to DNA, biographies to histories to mysteries, outback heroes to Christmas Island red crabs, and from how the rides work at amusement parks to how the Australian Government works (perhaps the greatest mystery of all).

Andrew is the co-founder of the not-for-profit charity the Deep Peace Trust, which fosters deep peace for all species. Based in rural New South Wales, Andrew, Billie and their adult daughter Tamsin run the Trust’s A Place of Peace, one of Australia’s largest farm animal sanctuaries. The cows, sheep, horses, goats, dogs, cats, and geese, as well as local wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, and cockatoos, are a constant source of inspiration.

If you ask, he’ll deny he ever programmed in COBOL for a bank.

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Many laugh-out-loud moments. Love the names of the characters and the characters themselves. I don’t honestly think I can pick a favorite character, as I loved them all so much.

– Amazon Reviewer

The Purple Haze

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The Purple Haze

Being a princess is hard.

Especially when you’re just a little OCD.

And your twin goes missing.

Sure, Princess Eloise is Future Ruler and Heir to the Western Lands and All That Really Matters. And yes, her life is structured by Protocol and full of little “habits” that help her get through the day.

But none of that matters when her twin sister disappears.

Eloise has to suck it up to try and get her back.

She sets out with her champion (a nervous, yammering chipmunk), her guard (the human incarnation of rectitude), and two horses (one an equine perfection, the other on a vow of silence). Like a kind of fantasy-world Gilligan’s Island meets Discworld, a quick little two-day jaunt turns into traipsing across realms. sniffing out a trail that is getting colder by the minute.

The Purple Haze is a humorous novel set in a world of weak magic, talking animals, and wäÿ töö mänÿ ümläüts. If you like quirky, clever characters, lively dialog, and fun, ripping yarns, then you’ll love this fabulous debut novel from Andrew Einspruch.

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