Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Christmas Tree Santa fund drive to bring underprivileged children trees for Christmas was a huge success.

Starting in Massachusetts, this organization extended its goodwill to the children of New Jersey, whose lives were turned upside down by Hurricane Sandy.

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in my small contribution to this worthy cause. You all helped give a child a tree so Santa could place presents beneath it, and I, in turn, helped you with your manuscripts. :) I hope.

Please see the results of your contribution and the Christmas Tree Santas charitable work in Newark, NJ.

At this time, I'd like to announce the winner of the signed ROCK STAR SANTA picture book from among those who helped make this event successful. Every child deserves a joyous Christmas.

The winner of the Christmas Tree Santa and Rock Star Santa fundraiser project is:

Heather Preusser

And the winner of the ROCK STAR SANTA Christmas Concert scenario is:

Mona Peas

Will both winners contact me with their addresses so I can send you can enjoy Rock Star Santa's Christmas Eve concert with your family. :)

Merry Christmas from ROCK STAR SANTA and me. :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Win a signed copy of ROCK STAR SANTA!

The children of the world are blissfully counting down the days until Santa comes. So, for a minute let’s pretend you are one of those kids….

You’re snuggled in your bed, tossing and turning. You squeeze your eyes tight, hoping that counts for what your parent’s call sleep, but you’re ears are tuned for any strange sound that might indicate Santa is here.

You anticipate the morning. The toys you asked for will sit beneath the tree, along with some special secret surprises, when suddenly you think you hear a deep bass rhythm. You sit up in the dark, scan your room and a guitar riff is added to the beat.

You spring from your bed, open your bedroom door and the music grows louder. As you tiptoe downstairs, squinting in the bright light of the living room you see a rockin’ reindeer band set up in front of your tree. 

One jingles her bells. Another hits her paw with her tambourine. Yet a third, keeps the beat with his drums. Two guitar players compete with their tremblin’ base and screaming lead guitar, while another spins on his head in a wild dance. A keyboard player pounds the keys while the last reindeer croons into the mike. And standing in the spotlight, dancing to the beat, with a microphone in his hand is Santa, but not the jolly old Santa you expect. This Christmas dude is cool—sunglasses, a red silk scarf and a long ponytail. This Santa is a Rock Star.

So what would you do if you were a child and you woke in the middle of the night to find Rock Star Santa singing in your living room?

Give me your scenario. The best answer will win a signed copy of ROCK STAR SANTA in time to be shared with a special child or children on Christmas Eve. 

ROCK STAR SANTA can be purchased from Scholastic Book Clubs See Saw December flyer.

or the Lucky November flyer.

So check the form sent home with children from their elementary classroom and have a ‘rockin’ Christmas.’

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