Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas Eve is 9 Weeks from Tonight, Bitches

So, my dad promised he won't put you on his Naughty List for clicking on Bitches n Prose. That's because, in addition to all the great book reviews from one of Goodreads' top 1% reviewers, Jillyn has posted an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from my critically-acclaimed book, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus.

North Pole High Exclusive Excerpt and HUGE Giveaway Announcement at Bitches n Prose

Read all about how I was forced to work on a school Christmas tree project with a boy who hates Christmas in this passage I like to call, "The Art of Designing Christmas Trees," which has never been seen anywhere on the internet before.

Create with Christmas - Super Fun and Creative Contest Announcement for North Pole High on Create with Jenna

Last December I borrowed Daddy's sleigh to do an interview in Hollywood, U.S.A., on the incredible Create with Jenna podcast. We had such a blast, Jenna invited me to do a guest blog post on how you can be creative and Christmassy right now! Check it out, and then peruse all of Jenna's other inspiring posts and projects while you're there!

Obviously you can tell it's getting closer to Christmas now that I'm getting out for appearances all over cyberspace. I'm beyond proud to have my book listed at

Rather than send Jenny the same old boilerplate back-cover copy I've used everywhere else, I had one of Daddy's smartest marketing elves whip up a modified synopsis of the story. Read it and let us know what you think in the comments. is a pretty hot chocolate resource, so be sure to browse the many other wonderful books listed on the site!

My thanks to Jenny, Jenna, and Jillyn for all the fun and excitement. Have a Merry October!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Lords-a-leaping! My Christmas Countdown app says we only have THREE MONTHS left to make Christmas happen!

Three Months Till Christmas

Rest assured, Santa, Rudy, Mr. Polar Bear, Tinsel, Snowflake, Silentnight, and every tiny little elf and reindeer at the Pole are working round the tree to bring you the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!

But we need YOUR help! We can't keep up this pace for three months without your Christmas Spirit. PLEASE make a video so we can all see how much you're looking forward to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

And if making thousands of elves happy and having a magical Christmas isn't enough incentive, how about this: We're giving away $300 in prizes to the makers of the bestest Christmas videos we see!

See the Official North Pole High Video Contest page for details!

North Pole High Video Contest

Merry Septembermas
from everyone at
North Pole High!


Monday, September 15, 2014

100 Days

100 Days Until Christmas

This is it. The most busiest time of the year has begun for us here in the North Pole. Everyone is smiling and singing Christmas carols. The elves have made over ten million toys so far. They'd better get it in gear, or my dad will have to outsource some of their work to the penguins in the South Pole again.

I'm so excited because school has started again. In addition to caroling, gift wrapping, tree decorating, and merriment classes, I've signed up for the Joy to the World Club. And of course we're having a blast playing reindeer games in Phys. Ed.

What's YOUR favorite part of Christmas? Think fast. You only have 100 days left to be JOLLY!

Remember: The next 100 days are all in the Top 100 days of the year, because they're all one day closer to CHRISTMAS!

Candycane Claus, xoxo

Monday, August 25, 2014

Four Months Till Christmas

Have you been counting down the days till Christmas since you opened your last present last Christmas?

Cheer up! You're 2/3 of the way there!

According to this Christmas Countdown Pie Chart, August 25th is two-thirds of the way to CHRISTMAS! #HoHoHo

Before you know it, Halloween will be scaring the chocolate out of you.

From there, you'll be able to hear your Thanksgiving turkey gobbling around the corner.

And then, CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Itching to get your ho-ho-hos started early? So am I. And I've got some great news...

Announcing the
North Pole High presents SANTA'S OUTLET STORE, a division of Santa's Workshop, The North Pole
For all your back-to-school essentials (if you go to North Pole High, that is).

You'll find:
  • Christmas books
  • Christmas movies
  • Christmas music
  • Christmas decorations
  • and more!
Open 24/7, 365, so you can be jolly ALL YEAR! Come back often to see what new Christmas goodies Candycane Claus has put on the shelves just for you!

Merry August!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

An Early Christmas for Stephanie

That sure was a fun Christmas-in-July Blog Hop!

I want to thank each and every one of you who stopped by and made July MERRY by entering my giveaway. And now...
Merry Congratulations

Stephanie will be getting an early start on Christmas this year with a signed copy of my critically acclaimed memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus. How Stephalicious is that? I'll even have the elves throw in a few extra North Pole High bookmarks she can share with her friends.

You know me. I love to give presents, just like my dad, so I really wish everybody could have won, but, shhhhh, don't tell the elves -- it's not really Christmas yet! Luckily, they've made an early Christmas possible for EVERYONE with electronic and stocking-stuffer-sized paperback editions of my book at super reasonable prices. Head on over to the North Pole High bookstore to get yours while supplies last!