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.

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

A slightly OCD princess. A kidnapped twin. The journey to find her.

Princess Eloise Hydra Gumball III is Future Ruler and Heir to the Western Lands and All That Really Matters. Her life is structured by Protocol and full of things that help her get through her day despite her “habits.” But when her twin sister sister is kidnapped, she must leave home for the first time and try to get her back.

Traveling with her champion (a chipmunk), her guard (a human), and their two horses, Eloise follows an increasingly cold trail across three realms in search of her sister. The only way she can go home is if her sister is with her.

The Purple Haze is a humorous YA novel set in a unique fantasy world that features weak magic, equality between species, and töö mänÿ ümläüts. It’s a funny, witty book that’s been called “funny and witty,” as well as “Pratchett-esque” by people who should probably know better. If you like quirky, clever characters, lively dialog, and a fun fantasy setting, then you’ll love this fabulous debut novel from Andrew Einspruch.