Saturday, December 8, 2012

Exclusive Interview with the One and Only Santa Claus by Candycane Claus

Exclusive Interview with the One and Only Santa Claus by Candycane Claus

As a special thank you to Roxanne Rhoads for putting together this fabulous tour, I managed to pull a few strings and get my dad to sit down for a brief one-on-one just for this stop.

Candycane Claus: Hi, Daddy. Thank you for agreeing to do this. I know you’re very busy this time of year. My first question is, what did you think when I first told you I was going to write a book about what happened here in the Workshop last Christmas?

Santa Claus: Ho, ho, ho! You mean, after I found out it wasn’t really for school, like you originally said? Ho, ho, ho! Why, I’ve always been proud of my little princess, no matter what. Naturally I gave you my full support, once my lawyers had exhausted any legal means to stop you.

CC: Several readers wanted me to ask if you learned anything about yourself from the book.

SC: Well, I haven’t actually read your little book, per se. The lawyers strongly advised me to stay as far away from it as possible, and your mother seconded that plan. But I know the gist of what’s in it. And I know what you’re getting at. You want me to say I was wrong to try to stop you from seeing that boy. I’m told your reporting was fair and balanced about including all the hot water you got yourself into. Or rather, the ice cold water, I should say. So, while I do see you growing into a fine young adult, I think the facts speak for themselves, that I was absolutely justified in... Something in your eye, sweetheart?

CC: You didn’t read my book, Daddy? Um, never mind. Moving on. Tell us about your favorite new toys for this Season.

SC: Oh, I’m glad you asked. I have a whole new line of Barbie dolls that come with real, working chastity belts. They actually lock and everything. Ho, ho, ho! No, I’m just teasing. You should see the look on your face, pumpkin. Didn’t think your old man knew how to tell a joke? See, I think this shows I’m completely at ease with my beautiful daughter maturing and blossoming into a normal, healthy young woman... and... starting to have an interest in... [coughs] excuse me... in boys. Uh, you don’t have to use this part in the interview, do you?

CC: This isn’t going as well as I’d hoped. Let’s talk about Mom [Mrs. Claus]. She said you two met when she was my age and her father didn’t like you any more than you cared for Rudy.

SC: That was a very, very long time ago. Times were different then. It wasn’t long after the epidemic. Everlasting life, well, that was something that made it a little easier to win over your grandfather. You know, I probably shouldn’t say too much about it. I’m thinking of writing my own book. I understand zombies are big with you kids these days. Ho, ho, ho!

CC: Okay. One more question, then. Susan from South Dakota asked on my Facebook page, what do you do about the children who no longer believe in you?

SC: Ho, ho, ho! Sounds like Susan, or perhaps some of her little friends, may be having a crisis of faith. A wise man once wrote a newspaper editorial over a hundred years ago verifying my existence. That satisfies me. To paraphrase his argument, I merely stop believing in SUSANS. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but after hundreds of years of lugging that heavy sack of toys around the world, what more do these brats want from me? You’re not going to stop believing in me one day, are you, princess? [sighs] I suppose, in the end, that’s all that really matters. That I’m here in the North Pole surrounded by loved ones who will always believe in me. And to the rest of the world, I smile and say, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”

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North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus
Candace Jane Kringle aka Candycane Claus

Genre: YA teen romance/humor/fantasy

Publisher: elfpublished books
ISBN: 978-0615681917

Number of pages: 302
Word Count: 80,000
Cover Artist: Jessica Weil

Book Description:

MEET SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD CANDYCANE CLAUS. She's the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?

BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!

When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross'd teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!

About the Author:

Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books.

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