Twelve-year-old Carol is one of those people who really love Christmas. The decorating and shopping, the Christmas sweaters and music—that’s Carol. It’s challenging sometimes at the holidays because her only family is her Uncle Chris, who has adopted Carol. He’s a humbug workaholic. But, sweet—he owns a toy company and is super rich.
On a magical Christmas trip to NYC, thanks to Uncle Chris, Carol meets her destiny. Santa—the real man with the bag—meets Carol at the top of Rockefeller Center, overlooking the tree. There he explains that Carol is descended from a long line of Defenders of Claus, those who protect and serve Santa. Carol’s parents—presumed dead or missing—were Defenders. And now Carol has been tapped to fulfill their legacy.
Who would want to hurt Santa? Someone pretty scary and shady, it appears. And off Carol goes, whisked to the North Pole on the adventure of a lifetime to help save Christmas.
Christmas Carol & the Defenders of Claus
Robert L. Fouch
Sky Pony Press
3 October 2017
5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Robert L. Fouch is an author and journalist who grew up in the hills of West Virginia and now makes his home on Long Island in New York. He has worked in the newspaper business for longer than he cares to admit, including twenty-two years at Newsday as a copy editor, page designer, and occasional feature writer. He has a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and is married with a teenage son, who is his sounding board and toughest critic. He is a Browns and Cubs fan, which, before the end of the curse in 2016, was about as much misery as a sports fan could stand.