Free Amazon eBook for a Limited Time!

The Redwood Book Cover (Front NEW)Do you like free stuff? Me too. Well right now you can get The Redwood on Amazon Kindle for free for a limited time.

The Redwood is the story of trees living in the California Redwood Forests who have to figure out how to deal with the effects of a terrible drought. It’s similar to Animal Farm, except with trees instead of animals, and global capitalism instead of Stalinist communism. It’s lighthearted, charming, and has plenty of twists and turns. And for a limited time it’s absolutely zero dollars.

You can read more about The Redwood here. If you’d like to get a free copy, click here. And feel free to leave a review if you’re so inclined. I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day!


“This is the essence of all plants, to live by one’s roots alone.”

The Redwood Book Cover (Front NEW)Hello all. As you know, The Redwoodor A Tall Tale is currently available in eBook and Paperback through I’ve recently designed a new cover for this satirical fairy tale about global capitalism. I liked the concept for the original cover, but the actual design itself, and the color scheme, wasn’t my favorite. I complained to the art designer, myself, and went back to the Photoshop drawing board. Since we must always judge books by their covers, I’ve come up with a new one that I’m much happier with. I hope you enjoy it, too, and again, thanks for reading.


“There are three things valued above all else by any right-minded tree…”

The Redwood Book Cover (Front)The Redwood, or A Tall Tale is currently available in eBook and Paperback from Set in the redwood forests of California, The Redwood is the tale of one tree’s journey to the top. Featuring a colorful cast of flora and fauna, this fairy tale is intelligent, charming and full of heartwood. If you’re interested in learning more, click here for a full description.

Below you’ll find second chapter of The Redwood in its entirety. You can find chapter one here. Enjoy, and thank you for reading.

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There’s Trouble in Bretton Woods

The Redwood Book Cover (Front)

The Redwood, or A Tall Tale is now available in eBook or Paperback from Set in the redwood forests of California, the story begins in the midst of a terrible drought. Plants are facing drier seasons, and if they don’t figure out something soon, their roots might wither up for good.

Follow the parallel stories of two trees lost in the woods. Virens who Leans is a brilliant mathematician who becomes embroiled in the world of finance. Odin Tall is a newly sprouted sapling who dreams of standing in the canopy.

The Redwood is a satirical tale of liberalism gone wrong, as well as a heartwarming story of friendship and forgiveness.

Below you’ll find the first chapter of The Redwood in its entirety. Enjoy, and thank you for reading.

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The Redwood Available Through Amazon

The Redwood Book Cover (Front)I’m happy to announce that The Redwood, or A Tall Tale is available through Amazon, in both eBook and Paperback. If you’re interested, you can read a full description here.

The Redwood is a charming little fable about trees living in California. I like to think of it as a cross between Animal Farm and Watership Down. It’s my ode to the redwood forests of California, which are right next door to my Sierra Nevadas, whose beauty and grandeur has been an inspiration. It’s a short read (around 230 pages) and full of humor and heart.

I’ve been working on The Redwood for the past year, and it’s been a great experience. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Thank you to all the writers and bloggers who’ve encouraged, inspired, and motivated me this past year.

R. Charboneau

Artwork: Eyvind Earle – Spruce Redwood and Pine (1988)