Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Real Santa Book Blast: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Welcome to the Book Blast for Real Santa, by William Hazelgrove! Read on to learn more about this book and the author, and enter for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash!

Real Santa
Real Santa by William Hazelgrove

George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughter's belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth-grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa. He devises a plan to land nine reindeer on his roof and go down his chimmney, hiring a broken-down movie director who eventually has him funding a full-scale production that bankrupts him and and threatens his marriage. When George goes to find the Real Santa to help him, the line between what is real and magic is crossed. Real Santa is a funny, heartwarming story of parenthood gone wrong and illuminates what lengths parents will go to in order to keep their children happy.


Praise for Real Santa

STARRED REVIEW BOOKLIST

"If somebody doesn't make a movie out of this book, there's something wrong with the world. This could have been played as an out-and-out slapstick comedy, but instead the author approaches the story like a character study: a portrait of a man with the best intentions in the world watching those intentions collide with reality. It's a steamroller of a story, starting small, with George's idea, and getting bigger and bigger as George tries to put the elements together, as his obsession takes him further and further away from reality. Beautifully done."
~David Pitts Booklist

"The author marries the everyday dramas found in the novels of Tom Perrotta and Nick Hornby to the high camp of Carl Hiaasen or Dave Barry. Adults looking for a funny, holiday-themed tale that doesn't lose its sense of wonder in the face of realism will find a treat here. A lovingly crafted comedy about the madness that fatherhood inspires."
~Kirkus Reviews

"Best-selling author Hazelgrove (e.g., Ripples; Tobacco Sticks) captures the human need to believe in something good. This book will satisfy readers looking for a happy Christmas story."
~Library Journal

"Hazelgrove's lively, improbable narrative will appeal to the readers in the mood for holiday fiction."
~Publishers Weekly


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Author William Hazelgrove

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of eight novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa and the forthcoming Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus, and have been selected as Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR's All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, and WGN. His novel, The Pitcher, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and was chosen Book of the Year by Books and Authors.net. Hazelgrove runs a political cultural blog, The View from Hemingway's Attic.


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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Kimberley Thomas:
    congratulations on the sale of the movie rights! I must read the book now and I will be super excited to see the finished film version.

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