Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AUTHOR GAYLE C. KRAUSE IS ROCKIN' WITH ROCK STAR SANTA!

               LIVE IN CONCERT – ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

ROCK STAR SANTA--BACK COVER
Children love Christmas and Santa. And together the combination can’t be beat. Put Santa in a unique setting (a concert stage), give him Mick Jagger’s sunglasses, Steven Tyler’s scarf, and a rockin’ reindeer band and you’ve got the makings of a fun Christmas story that puts a whole new spin on what happens Christmas Eve.

It’s Christmas Eve. The tree is lit and children await Santa’s arrival, only they’re not tucked snuggly in their beds dreaming of sugarplums. They’re stomping and clapping at a Christmas rock concert, where Santa is the “star.” Santa’s snow-white hair is in a ponytail and he’s ready to rock. The rowdy reindeer band includes Donner on electric bass, eerily resembling Keith Richard. Blitzen has a Paul Stanley-like star painted on his eye as he plays the drums, and you can’t help but notice the resemblance of Comet to Slash, as he shoots across the stage. It’s an original, modern day retelling of a Christmas classic, but what happens on this night before Christmas is rockin’.

ROCK STAR SANTA is proud to take his place among real ROCK STARS. The powerful sound of electric guitars, pounding bass, and crashing drums inspired Rock Star Santa’s birth.
Author with Rock Star Santa Fans and Santa Doll

Shortly after attending a Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert, I penned the verses for Rock Star Santa—my interpretation of a rock concert of kids. Written in lyrical rhyme, it’s a rollicking night before Christmas with a surprise twist.

Rock Star Santa has fans around the world. He performed over 157,000 concerts in the United States, Canada, England, and the Caribbean.


REAL ROCK STAR SANTA WITH KIDS FROM MONTSERRAT
He was even portrayed by a “real-life” rock star at his performance in Montserrat, British West Indies. Peter Fileul, keyboard player for the Climax Blues Band, so graciously agreed to be the “real-life” ROCK STAR SANTA. And this year he’s the star of the Kindergarten holiday performance in Melbourne, Australia. QUOTES & REVIEWS HERE:
http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2009/11/20-of-the-best-kids-christmas-books.html/


Rock Star Santa by Gayle C. Krause (Author), Will Terry (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 3-7
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic
Holiday themes to expect: Santa
TCBR analysis: Kids will really enjoy the energy from this wildly fun take on Santa Claus.
Publisher’s synopsis: Santa Claus Live In Concert, One Night Only!

Gayle’s short stories and poems can be found in Hopscotch for Girls, Boy’s Quest, Highlights and various anthologies. She’s the author of Scheherazade’s Secret, a retelling of the Arabian Night’s Tale, and RATGIRL: SONG OF THE VIPER.


RATGIRL: SONG OF THE VIPER
RATGIRL: Song of the Viper – a retelling of The Pied Piper set in a dystopian future with global warming. Available from THE Amazon Link below:
http://www.amazon.com/Ratgirl-Viper-Gayle-C-Krause/dp/0991190408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448115242&sr=8-1&keywords=ratgirl+song+of+the+viper
 

The book trailer can be viewed at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRrVuYxmVFw

ROCK STAR SANTA--FRONT COVER
Are you ready to rock? Santa and his rowdy reindeer band bring down the house on Christmas Eve! If you'd like to purchase ROCK STAR SANTA as a Christmas present, you can order it through Scholastics Book Club. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/rock-star-santa#cart/cleanup

So what do you love most about Christmas? If you like the exact same thing Rock Star Santa does, he’ll be sending you a signed copy of his book. Just leave your comment below for a chance to win and have a “Rocking Christmas Eve!” The Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 5th. Thanks for stopping by!!!


You can contact Gayle at the links below:
                  
Author Gayle C. Krause

Website – www.gaylckrause.com
Twitter @GeeCeeK
Blog – http://thestorytellersscroll.blogspot.com







39 comments:

  1. Awesome post, thank you Clara & Gayle!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Wendy! Your name is entered for a chance to win ROCK STAR SANTA!

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  2. Okay. Let's be honest. I wish I'd thought of this. Ha... what a great idea for a picture book!

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    1. Another great "Playlist", right, K.L.? Thanks for joining the party! Your name is entered for a chance to win!

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    1. Tried to do a wink, but it doesn't show.

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  4. Love this, Gayle. You write well. Would love to win a copy. I do love rhyme done well. Would love to meet the real deal too. Clara, thanks so much for having Gayle over. :-)

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    1. So happy you joined the party, Robyn! Your name is entered for a chance to win ROCK STAR SANTA!!!

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    2. Thank you for the gracious compliment, Robyn. Did you want to meet Peter or me? Ha! Ha! Good luck.

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  5. Looks like Rock Star Santa really has become a rock star! Congratulations, Gayle! Thanks for sharing, Clara!

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  6. So nice of you to join our party, Marileta! Your name is entered for a chance to win Rock Star Santa!

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  7. Oh man. What a great looking book. My 3yo would love to read this one. After all she told me the other day that she was a rock star! ;)

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    1. Thanks for joining the party, Jill! Sounds as if your 3 yo would rock with Rock Star Santa! Your name is entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of Rock Star Santa!

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    2. Pre-school kids are especially awesome. Good luck, Jill. :)

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  8. What a fun story! My 4 year-old loves to sing and would go crazy for this book!

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    1. Thanks for joining the Rock Star Santa Party, Amy! Your name is entered for a chance to win! How wonderful that your four-year old loves to sing!

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    2. Good luck, Amy. Santa's ready to rock! :)

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  9. Who would have guessed that Santa led a double life. Rocking on Christmas Eve before delivering all the presents. Like Santa, I love to 'rock around the Christmas Tree' to Christmas music.

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    1. It's fun to rock around the Christmas tree, isn't it, Janet! Holly Jolly!!! Hope Santa brings you something special!

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    2. You're entered in the drawing, Janet! I got so caught up in rockin around that I forgot to tell you!

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    3. Ooooo…I like that idea. Maybe Rock Star Santa can be the next James Bond. :)

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  10. What a great idea for a book. The cover rocks!

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    1. Thanks to Will Terry. Awesome illustrator. Glad you like it. :)

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  11. Delighted you could make the Rock Star Santa party, Donna! Thank you! You're entered in the drawing!

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  12. What a great concept! Congratulations on your book!

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    1. Great to see you pop in for the Rock Star Santa party, Christie! Thank you! Your name is entered for a chance to win!

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  13. I love how Christmas captures the senses. Just think of all the lights and candles, scents, music, hugs, and food. :)

    It's an amazing time to consider what Christmas really means.

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    1. Thanks for your words that evoke the feeling of home at Christmas, Annette--like Little House on the Prairie! ;) THANK YOU!

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    2. I's true. Egg Nog, Balsam, Pine. Maybe I should write a book about Christmas smells. :)

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  14. Thanks for joining the party, Mary! Those nieces and nephews will love Rock Star Santa! Your name is entered for a chance to win!

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  15. Looks like a fun book! What a clever idea for this time of year. I'm sure my kids would love reading it!

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    1. Thanks for joining the party, Dave! Your name is entered for a chance to win ROCK STAR SANTA!

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    2. They could sing it, too. Rock the house! Rock the house! :)

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  16. Well, well.... Who won!?!? I'm hoping its me, so I've been checking the page for 2 days :)

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    1. SO SORRY, Jill. :( Wish we had more books to giveaway. See the new post. . . (Amy Flederbach won--winner picked by Random.org)

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    2. Jill, if you contact me through my website, you can purchase one. Merry Christmas!

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