TreeVolution by Tara Campbell

img_9088Tara Campbell, who was apart of the inaugural issue of Helios Quarterly, will be releasing a novel very soon. TreeVolution is a speculative fiction novel featuring secret experiments, corporate machinations, and a little eco-payback. TreeVolution is available for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords, and will be available in other print and electronic formats on November 1, 2016.

The synopsis is below and I will be posting a review here once I get my hands on a copy! Please show your support.


“Reports of peculiar tree assaults are trickling into the governor’s office in Olympia, Washington.

As arbor attacks kill people across the state, young gubernatorial staffer Tamia Bennet, must learn how the trees have been manipulated and who is responsible.

Charlie Meninick, in charge of protecting his tribe’s old-growth trees from timber poachers, finds two dead poachers and no other witnesses to convince troopers that the trees acted in self-defense.

But the trees have transformed from natural resource to organized aggressor—and the forests begin to burn.

With fire engulfing Washington, a mutation spreading through the Pacific Northwest, and someone intent on a cover-up, Tamia and Charlie must come together to determine which is the bigger threat: the newly awakening trees, or the powerful people bent on destroying them.”

Author’s Bio

Campbell is the recipient of the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ 2016 Larry Neal Writers’ Award, Adult Fiction and 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist.

Advance Praise

“. . . exciting, entertaining, thought-provoking, with an upside-down look at the current plague of people on our planet. A must-read for fans of Campbell, environmental politics, the planet, a good spec fiction romp—and yes, anyone who’s rooting for the trees.” ~ Amber Sparks, critically-acclaimed author of The Unfinished World and May We Shed These Human Bodies

“Campbell certainly knows how to write to the issues surrounding the destruction of the Earth, our home. It’s a great story and I have no doubt that readers will LOVE it!!” ~ Joanne Uppendahl, award-winning poet, author of She Who Gathers Stones: A Journey of Loss, Healing, and Joy

“. . . an outburst, an uprising, a wildness of story and heart. Campbell breathes the breath of life into her characters. When you close the book, trees no longer look the same.” ~ Rion Amilcar Scott, Lecturer at Bowie State University, author of Insurrections: Stories


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Opening Sentence: “Charlie crouched behind a toppled fir, bracing himself against the wall of splayed roots that had once anchored the tree to the forest floor.”
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