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About The Book

What if money really did grow on trees? How would that affect the banking system? How would it affect the grower?

The Frisbys have been growing money for ten years on their island farm, and George has nearly perfected the art. Only one tiny flaw remains: a faint smell, undetectable except to animals.

Jane tolerates the temperamental money tree while worrying about the legality of growing money and her family’s safety. She also worries about the children. Daffy (18) is torn between careers in terrorism and economics (“How do we get from bad money to good money without going through hyperinflation?”), while 12-year-old Mike divides the world into soakers and soakees and wants to franchise the money tree.

Quite a few Frisby dollars are now circulating freely, and odd stories begin to appear in the media. The Secret Service takes notice and when forensic analysis proves dollars can be grown on trees, agents begin a top-secret search for the source, a search that soon turns international.

The value of paper money is threatened by this new “printing” source, while old money like silver coinage and new digital currencies like Bitcoin appreciate in value. The Frisbys, meanwhile, are busy with island life, until a series of events threatens their home and relationships with their neighbors.


“The Money Tree is a superbly written fable that takes on serious sociopolitical questions and managed to make me think almost as hard as it made me laugh. “

Carrie Lahain, Amazon Reviewer


“At its heart . . . The Money Tree is really just a tale about a family drawing close and solving problems together. A great read.”

Maggie Larche, author


“…the fact that it takes place on a Gulf Island in British Columbia makes it easy to believe in this character-driven, slightly out of whack Frisby world . . . If you’re interested in a story that is both funny and thought-provoking, The Money Tree is a guaranteed entertaining read.”

Joy Llewellyn, film-maker

About The Author

I worked as an editor in the financial and investment world, and my experiences there formed the basis for The Money Tree. The ideas presented during the story remain relevant today.