Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway Blog Hop

Wow! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm soooo happy to see so much enthusiasm for CHRISTMAS in July!


So, my giveaway is for one of the few remaining ARCs for my critically acclaimed memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus. It's about this new boy at school and how my dad, Santa Claus, didn't want me seeing him, and how Christmas almost didn't happen because of it!


Christina at Cover2Cover called it "Christmas cheer between its covers." Gina at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers says it's "as jingle bell rockin as you can get!"

Now, one lucky winner will soon be aching for Christmas to hurry fast. So, on with the giveaway...

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My thanks to I Am A Reader and Laurie Here for hosting this hop! Each blog listed below is hosting its own CHRISTMAS BOOK GIVEAWAY. Enter them ALL! You can never have too many Christmas books!

Good luck. And if you don't win anything, you can always get the electronic edition of North Pole High delivered to your Kindle with the wink of an eye and a twist of the head via the magic of Whispernet!

PS: For the duration of this Christmas in July blog hop, we've made the Kindle edition of North Pole High available at the super low price of $2.99 (£1.80)!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Merry HALF-Christmas!

We made it!
It's JUNE 25th.

And have I got a present for YOU!

Have you ever wished there was a magazine that only published stories about CHRISTMAS?

Me, too!

Now there is!


Flip through the pages of KRINGLE, powered by Flipboard, and before you know it, you'll have spent half your half-Christmas Day enjoying the more than 100 carefully curated Christmas articles I've personally flipped into KRINGLE just for you! Go ahead, click on the cover and subscribe for free!

  • See who's releasing a new Christmas album this year!
  • Find out what new Christmas movies are in the works in Hollywood!
  • Read about what YOUR Christmas tree says about YOU!
  • Learn which store won this year's race to put out Christmas items earliest!
  • Follow tasty recipes for delicious year-round Christmas treats!
  • Browse photos of beautiful and unusual Christmas trees!
  • Stay informed with all the latest developments in the War on Christmas!
  • and MORE!

And, yep, there'll be a few articles about my Dad in there, too.

So check out KRINGLE today. It's free.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of it, okay?


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Seven More Months

May 25th - 7 More Months Till The Merriest Day Of The Year

I could scream, too. In just seven months, Christmas will be here!

You know who else is excited? Cosmos producer Seth MacFarlane has just recorded a Christmas album with Nora Jones and Sara Bareilles. Let's hope the Family Guy creator doesn't do to Christmas what he did to the Oscars.

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane set to release a Christmas album in 2014, on which Peter Griffin may or may not sing to Santa, "We Saw Your Boots."

I've got tons of jingle bells to polish and tune between now and December, but before I leave, I'm happy to announce that my critically-acclaimed memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is now available for the first time on the Nook! If that's the format you've been waiting for, head on over to Barnes & Noble now. If you wait until Christmastime, there may be a line!

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus - a memoir by Candace Jane Kringle, available on Nook at Barnes & Noble

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fan of the Month

Merry 25th of April!

Only eight months to go. Experts say NOW is the time to start Christmas shopping. I disagree. I say now is the time to tell SANTA what you want for Christmas. You can get your early Christmas list in by leaving a comment on this blog post and I'll make sure Daddy sees it.

And now...

to my beautiful

North Pole High

Ogeyi from California

Post your most Christmassy picture on my Facebook page showing your North Pole High Christmas Spirit and if you get picked as my Fan of the Month, you'll get a free Christmas Wish.

(Wishes not guaranteed to come true and have no monetary value. Void where prohibited. Decision of elves on Candycane's Fan-of-the-Month committee is final. By submitting a photo, you authorize Candycane Claus to post it on all her social media channels.)

Have a Merry Spring!

Candycane, xoxo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Important News: 9 Months from Now...

Lords-a-leaping, not THAT! Nine months from today it will be CHRISTMAS!!!

Merry 25th of March, everyone!

Here's some more great Christmas news to tide you over while you're waiting.
Earlier this year Universal started working on a CG-animated version the Grinch. This month, Sony began working on a super cool origin story of the SANTA CLAUS!!!


Tinseltown just can't get enough of jolly old St. Nick. Winter's Knight will show how my dad ruled the frozen pagan world of Asgard as the Norse god Odin, then started making toys in exchange for cookies. Don't expect it to be historically accurate. This Viking Santa Claus is based, in part, on The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (which you can read for free on your Kindle) by L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz.

Of course, if you want the TRUE origin story of Mr. Kringle, look no further than North Pole High: Beginnings, my prequel to North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, which tells how my mom and dad met amidst a terrifying zombie elf apocalypse.

Now, to re-gift Stephen Colbert's "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" concept, I tip my Santa cap to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn for keeping Christmas around well into March. Apparently their discarded Christmas trees haven't been picked up by the city's garbage collectors yet.


Unfortunately, I also have to put them on the Naughty List for throwing away their Christmas trees in the first place. Here in the North Pole, we keep our Christmas trees up year-round. Maybe if your halls were still decked in boughs of holly you wouldn't be in such a bah-humbug mood over this. #HoHoHo

Ready for a Spring Christmas treat? How about making very own, super yummy homemade marshmallows?


It's a fun weekend project and you can use them for Easter, s'mores, Rice Krispies Treats, and thousands of other things between now and next Christmas. Now that's hot chocolate!

Have a merry Spring and stay on the Nice List!


Candycane xoxo