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

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 Ava to the world.

The stoic and silent.

The stoic and silent.

Ava is a new student that suddenly enrolls in Chrissy's elementary school without warning. Initially, Chrissy and Tyler try to figure her out. With a emotionless face, she is somewhat aloof and introverted; Always glued to her tablet. She doesn't even start any conversation or display a single emotion when she's teased at by her classmates. Chrissy tries her hardest to be friendly with her, but she never appears to want to talk...until all of a sudden she starts warming up to Chrissy and Tyler; talking about mundane school things. 

Not much of a hugger it seems.

Not much of a hugger it seems.

As the story progresses, Ava becomes a bit more suspicious about Chrissy. Why is she so fascinated with Christmas? Why does she need to be away so much on the weekends? A Christmas "conspiracy" website that Ava frequents seems to ask a lot about what's really going on the the North Pole? Could she be on to something?

Author's Notes

The first ever sketch of Ava

The first ever sketch of Ava

Ava on the outside is just a normal kid, but the inside is another story. She's a lot smarter than most people take for granted. A perfect contrast from Chrissy's silliness and happy-go-luckiness, she is all truth and logic. Once the reader advances chapter by chapter, you'll really begin to find out what Ava truly is all about.

"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.

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