CHROO Unleashed: My First Novel Is Finally Available!

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Nov 8 · 3 min read

I’m excited to announce that my fist novel, CHROO, is available on Amazon at last. Here’s the back-cover text:

Who is CHROO? … He’s quite possibly the richest dog in the world, the ever-present Corona-swilling BFF to celebrity heiress Upferra Quiquis (pronounced “quickie”). Chroo’s been everywhere, knows everyone, and (unusual for a Chihuahua) boasts an impressive track record with large-breed females.

In this screwball literary fantasy, the fun starts when Upferra (who isn’t the dumb blonde everyone thinks) finds out she’s inheriting vastly more than the billions expected. It turns out her father was one of eight trillionaires controlling the world’s economy by playing a strange, secretive Game. She’s inherited his seat in this Game and it’s now literally her move. The problem is, she doesn’t care to play. So, she, Chroo, and an ensemble cast of humans and animals work to take down the Game, thus restoring freedom to the entire world!

CHROO brings readers along for a whirlwind global adventure. Those who like quirky tales will love the endless pop-culture and literary references, animal philosophy, and situational hijinks — from the book’s opening through its climax featuring an invasion of cross-dressing macaques (as told by a thespian cat in four pages of bona fide dactylic hexameter). #weird #funny #chroo

Who Would Enjoy Reading CHROO?

  • Readers who enjoy well-crafted, literary prose;
  • Readers who love plot-driven novels;
  • Animal lovers — especially dogs and cats (and perhaps most notably Chihuahua lovers);
  • Those who appreciate humor, word-play, pop-culture and literary references, and a flirtation with meta-fiction at times;
  • Readers who would appreciate a smart, complex female protagonist;
  • Readers who might enjoy an ensemble-cast;
  • Those who like quirky, mysterious, and adventurous tales with diverse international locations;
  • Those who appreciate speculative, upmarket adult fantasy fiction (i.e., a world where a few select animals can talk to a few select humans, where the world run, in part, as a literal game, etc.).

That’s all I’ll say about it, for now. Thanks for reading! Here are links to the book:

✍🏻 Jim Dee maintains his personal blog, “Hawthorne Crow,” and a web design blog, “Web Designer | Web Developer Magazine.” He also contributes to various publications. Find him at, his Amazon Author page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, or via email at Jim [at] His latest novel, CHROO, is available on If you enjoy humorous literary tales, please grab a copy!

Jim Dee

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Jim Dee

Writer from PDX, and owner of Array Web Development

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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