Monday, December 3, 2012

Q&A with Santa, and review of Being Santa Claus by Sal Lizard

 Q&A w/Sal Lizard aka Santa Claus
Being Santa Claus

Debbie - Sal, I mean Santa, I know you’re terribly busy this time of year so thank you so much for taking time to visit us at The General Fiction forum.
Sal -My pleasure, Debbie.

Tell us a little about the book Being Santa Claus.
People frequently ask me what it's like to be Santa. I think that this book gives a glimpse of some of the things and people who happened to me as I matured into a professional Santa. It explains, to many, why I do what I do.
Is there a reason that you wrote the book now?
I'd like to say something like, "Because this is the time when such a book is needed" but it was really because I ran into Jonathan Lane and he talked me into "a collaboration" to tell my stories to a wider audience.

Can you give us one humorous example out of the book?
In one of the chapters, I tell of a little girl who asked me my name while standing in a checkout line. I asked who she thought I was and she said, "I think you're Santa Claus." I told her that she should be really good and she replied, "I am! I'm not even peeing in my underpants!"

Do you only portray the Americanized version of Santa?
Well, I do have a kilt and used to appear to in it for Scottish families that requested it.

What’s your favorite Christmas song?
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town," of course!

Will there be another book?
Gosh, I hope so! There are still stories to tell and I would love the opportunity to tell them. I guess it all depends on how this book sells.

Do you have any Barnes & Noble events or signings?
As a matter of fact, I do! My appearance list can be found on my website at I have lots of people asking me to come to their areas for signings but all I can do is ask that they ask their locl bookstore to request me. Hopefully, there will be more as the season progresses.

Thank you so much for answering these few questions Sal. As you know I loved the book. I think it should be required reading for treating Grinch like symptoms around the holidays. It’s inspiring, touching and it was very heartfelt.
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! I have been hearing from many how my book is helping them through some difficulty. One reader told me that she was going to give her sister (who is going through a tough divorce) a copy to cheer her up!

Good luck with the book.
Thank you so much for helping me share info about the book, and helping with its success!

Merry Christmas.
Same to you! And to all of your readers, too!

Santa Sal
Buy the book here, visit Santa Sals website here

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