The 3rd and final Merry Chrissy Adventure: Title and book cover unwrapped!

I've been on a very, merry long road. I spent nearly two years on Merry Chrissy 3 (and four years total on the trilogy) making this book series a reality. Back in 2013 when I started writing the first book, "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty of Nice Truth", I didn't even know I would make it to the 3rd. It was my first novel. I was nervous, doubtful and uncertain about the whole reason for doing this thing. Despite that, my mind said I had to write a story about a Christmas obsessed 9-year old girl and boy I did. More than 200,000 words, 250 illustrations, 112 chapters and 3 covers later, the making of the adventures of Chrissy Deigh and friends are finally coming to an end. All I have to do now is the finishing touches before this book is released later this year. 

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Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings #RevealWeek: Introducing Poinsettia

After quite a magical adventure in "Merry Christmas and the Naughty or Nice Truth", 9-year old Chrissy Deigh is completely heartbroken that the most magical day of the year will be 1 year away once again. Christmas Day may be over, but Chrissy's story is just getting started.

There are 4 brand new characters in the second installment of the Merry Chrissy series. Today, I will introduce Poinsettia. You can see my other characters reveals in the blog archive.

She can get carried away too.

She can get carried away too.

Poinsettia brings a warm southern charm and style to the North Pole. A country girl by heart with a southern twang. As a former lister, Poinsettia returns to train new recruits the ways of checking the list of kids 1-92. Little do people know, there is a deeply upsetting issue that Poinsettia is unable to reveal. Let's just say that Chrissy is not the first kid ever to work for the North Pole. (Did I say too much?)

Author's Notes

Poinsettia's attitude is different from most workers of the North Pole. She's quite friendly, to the point of being too friendly at times while greeting people. (Go ahead and ask Chrissy and tell her why?) Her wardrobe speaks for her southern sensibilities. Flannel shirt, shorts and cowboy boots. Of course, you can't forget that Poinsettia on her ponytail. Despite a tragic incident involving a former trainee, Poinsettia is still devoted to upholding the traditions of North Pole Incorporated.

"Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" is a middle grade novel for ages 9 and up. It will be available for purchase December 2016. Go to merrychrissy.com or follow my social media for the latest updates.

Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings #RevealWeek: Introducing Silver Bells

After quite a magical adventure in "Merry Christmas and the Naughty or Nice Truth", 9-year old Chrissy Deigh is completely heartbroken that the most magical day of the year will be 1 year away once again. Christmas Day may be over, but Chrissy's story is just getting started.

There are 4 brand new characters in the second installment of Chrissy's Christmas Adventure. Today, I will introduce Silver Bells. You can see my other characters reveals in the blog archive.

Must've made a bad first impression.

Must've made a bad first impression.

Silver Bells is a worker from the "Wish Fulfillment" (a department that answers letters to Santa and fulfills the wishes of kids 1-92) division of North Pole Incorporated. Compared to the "red" collar Toyland (a department that sets up and delivers toys direct to Santa's sleigh), Silver's white collar line of work involves answering letters...lots and LOTS of letters from kids all over the world. With only a few years of experience under his belt, the young man straight outta of Harvard is enlisted by new C. E. O. Missy "Mistletoe Toel to a brand new and challenging task: To be the chaperone for Chrissy Deigh, the first ambassador of North Pole Incorporated.

"Ambassador" or glorified "Babysitter"?

"Ambassador" or glorified "Babysitter"?

Author's Notes

One of the first sketches of Silver.

One of the first sketches of Silver.

Silver is a very laid back, yet worry wart of a character. He is always at odds with both of his bosses; Both the C. E. O. who is somewhat cold and dismissive over his advice and Chrissy who often has her way around with her little antics. An avid video gamer, he is never away from his portable gaming console. Perhaps video games are the only thing that keeps him sane from his demanding job. Despite that, he is a very talented writer and his letter to a very important child will be a major factor in the story. This is a character to watch out for.

"Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" is a middle grade novel for ages 9 and up. It will be available for purchase December 2016. Go to merrychrissy.com or follow my social media for the latest updates.

Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings #RevealWeek: Introducing Partridge Pear

After quite a magical adventure in "Merry Christmas and the Naughty or Nice Truth", 9-year old Chrissy Deigh is completely heartbroken that the most magical day of the year will be 1 year away once again. Christmas Day may be over, but Chrissy's story is just getting started.

There are 4 brand new characters in the second installment of the Merry Chrissy series. Today, I will introduce Partridge Pear. You can see my other characters reveals in the blog archive.

Partridge showing off his bling to Chrissy.

Partridge showing off his bling to Chrissy.

 

Partridge Pear is a character that is very much determined to be a successful businessman and dissatisfied with the taste of failure. Following in the footsteps of his father who helped modernize the North Pole as "North Pole City", Partridge controls a vast business empire that's exclusively involved with the "Merry Metropolis". His magical power company founded by his father keeps the city running and from freezing to death at the same time with a shield of magic surrounding the city limits. His consumer electronics division however is lagging behind a hip and plucky upstart. 

Flying in the darkness.

Flying in the darkness.

Partridge's trump card to steal attention (and business) away from his competition is a revolutionary product that allows people to use Christmas Magic in daylight. (Christmas magic in the world of "Merry Chrissy" can only be used at night.) Thanks to some connections, Partridge enlists the help of none other than Chrissy Deigh to push and promote the wearable magical bracelet.

Author's Notes

One of the first sketches of Partridge.

One of the first sketches of Partridge.

Partridge is a graying man in his 60's who's accomplished a lot in his life. He inherited a business from his father that is doing well, but not well enough to his standards. He realizes that the extraordinary popularity of Chrissy in the North could lead to something bigger. He harnesses the excitement about this magical Christmas girl just to promote his brand new product which is rather exploitive I might add. You may think he's a "Steve Jobs" type of person, but I consider him more of a "Steve Ballimer" type of person...without the angry outbursts laced with curse words and jumping up and down like a monkey.

"Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" is a middle grade novel for ages 9 and up. It will be available for purchase December 2016. Go to merrychrissy.com or follow my social media for the latest updates.