In this postapocalyptic, earthwise, get-rich, elemental, romance, I’ve combined several genres. I’m categorizing this book as a Romance, even though the romantic parties don’t meet each other until 3/5 of the way through the book.
I wrote Idea Tree in bits and pieces with several breaks in between writing. Wow! was it ever hard to make sure that the story was woven together correctly.
It’s the year 2052, the great cataclysm has happened and now people are trying to restore the Earth. OK, so I’m a little optimistic as to how soon we’ll start putting things back together. But then again, perhaps I’m a little pessimistic about how soon that cataclysm has happened. On the third hand, some say that cataclysm is already happening.
On to happier notes: Three friends form Idea Tree to get rich while saving the Earth. Idea Tree will generate ideas that companies and philanthropists will pay them for. These ideas will save the Earth. But, these three friends can’t do it all, so they hire three Idea Generators.
A poor hispanic woman works many long hours and figures out how to start investing what little she can. Eventually she becomes a multi-billionaire (there’s that optimism again). And starts using her money and influence to save the Earth.
She’s hesitant to ask Idea Tree for help for some reason. Yet eventually, she has nowhere else to turn to save the Earth. Ian Mossiman is the Idea Generator who is assigned to help Ultresa Milan create the next idea which will really turn the corner in restoring the Earth to vitality.
And sparks fly – both metaphorically and litterally.