CREATIVE WORK OF TYLER R. SWOFFORD
The purpose of my literature is to conjure humor, hope, resilience, and self-reflection in an attempt to manifest a simpler time as escape from the everyday stressors that have become modern life. All original titles written and edited by Tyler R. Swofford, designed by TRSdesign, and published by TRSpublishing are available online at Amazon.com. For the latest on new and upcoming releases, please find TRSpublishing on Facebook. Projects will appear here as they become available. Enjoy.
Something smells funny at a clandestine marijuana grow, and it's not just the weed. Join the crusader of cannabis, Jack Spade, and a colorful cast of characters as they take on the mafioso of mother nature, King Hippie, in this romp through Northern California's most scenic ramparts. Discover how the Skunk Train earned its name and what really goes on in the darkest depths of the dankest redwood groves in Mendocino County. This fun, homespun tale of intrigue will delight and entertain with energy to spare as you tour the beloved region and partake in everything that makes Northern California so unique.
Can California's hat handle the rowdy and rambunctious exploits of John Vice & Jack Spade? Fresh off of their historic heist of marijuana from King Hippie, the two stallions break fence north of the border—Northern Californian style. Follow them on their chase as they try to track down a lost load of questionable cargo and satisfy their romantic interests all in one fell swoop. You don't spend time in Northern California without ending up in Southern Oregon once in awhile. Join Jack and Vice for one last fun and fancy-free romp before they become encumbered by the more serious matters of life that eventually catch up to everyone in unexpected and increasingly more unusual ways.
Masks are off and the players have been revealed. Who will come to John Vice's aid as he languishes in Sonoma County Jail? Does he deserve Jack Spade's friendship? What about King Hippie? And who are these Russians? So many questions, so little answers, but oh so much time to tell the tale. Join John Vice on a journey of self-discovery as he drops the marble in his mousetrap. These aren't stories being told around tables or at bars anymore. This is real life/present day and Jack Spade & John Vice and everyone and everything they've ever known is in danger. Or are they? Life's a hoot, so don't pollute your minds with trashy literature and fables. These are the tales that Northern California has kept hidden in its stables for more than a millenia. Do you dare to partake?
The family Spade has been scattered to the wind after the hijinks that took place at Sonoma County Jail and the debauchery in Southern Oregon that resulted from everything that started on the quiet and surreal calmness of the Mendocino Coast that proved to be the catalyst for the calamities that followed. Jack Spade is back, and this time he has backup and a host of other hooligans that are ready to rectify their misdeeds and take vengeance on those who they felt have wronged them. Granny Hola and King Hippie and the rest of the gang are ready for the mayhem to continue and you are invited to join them in what is sure to be the most chaotic and intense venture that any of them have been apart of thus far. Buckle up for a nonstop ride that only finds more twists and turns as it corkscrews and careens through Northern California’s most luscious environments and endless equity of intrigue. The Russian River will run red with blood before this one ends.
Something strange is going on in the heart of Northern California's wine country. Join Jack Spade and his cohorts as they get closer to the end of the journey and discover what awaits in the straits of the Pacific Northwest. What will they find in a hidden little valley that sits between Sonoma and Mendocino Counties that is everything but ordinary. Can everyone survive to reunite with their betters? Who has the gold? Will the mysterious European winemaker and his companion turn out to be friend or foe? Venture into Northern California's seldom explored—and for good reason—backcountry roads and unmapped redwood groves. All will be revealed to set up the climatic ending in this penultimate installment of “The Northern California Chronicles.” You are invited to the secluded estate hidden within the gems of valley glens beneath the sequoia canopies that grace the Northern California Coast. Known to few and feared by all who know it too well, welcome to Crimson Vineyards—where the tasting room and a bottle of red is always open, and the wine is to die for.