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 novella 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 award-winning author of the humorous 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 won the 2020 Fiction Award in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. The judges said:

“The Light Bearer succeeds in establishing narrative voice, and showcases technical skill in both storytelling and character development, reflecting the authors’ talent. The world of the story feels alive, and each character has real depth, which informs their actions and helps to drive the plot forward. Andrew Einspruch should be commended for his imaginative and inspired tale, grounded in the realities of the human experience. It’s an intelligent, engaging and deserving winner of the top prize.”

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, his wife 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.

The Western Lands and All That Really Matters

The Western Lands and All That Really Matters is a humorous fantasy series that’s winning hearts and causing laughs in readers of all ages. It features equality between the species, weak magic, stupidly long names, and wäÿ töö mänÿ ümläüts.

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

No one returns when they fall into the fog. Can she break the spell and save her sister?

Princess Eloise Hydra Gumball III is all about peace, love, and being a little OCD. As the meticulous Future Ruler and Heir with an almost-useless magical gift, she’s totally over the toxic pressure of her impending rise to the throne. But when a prophecy points to her royal twin’s peril, a simple quest with her chattering chipmunk champion becomes a complicated journey that could send her to her doom.

Utterly out of her comfort zone, Eloise’s clumsy attempt to extract information from a stern queen descends into a fuzzy night of free-spirited fun. But the noble high turns into a depressing downer when a fatal seabound discovery brings her face-to-face with a kingdom split by a treacherous violet mist.

Can Eloise find her sister and her own strength before they’re caught in a killer cloud?

The Purple Haze is the first book in the hilarious Western Lands and All That Really Matters fantasy series. If you like tongue-in-cheek humor, vivid medieval worlds, and clever cultural references, then you’ll love Andrew Einspruch’s playful adventure.

Buy The Purple Haze to get lost in a murky mystery today!