MID WEST BOOK REVIEW
Editor James Cox
Author Kristy Haile was brilliantly inspired by the imagination of her son when Ty believed that he was himself the new Santa Claus at the tender age of 2 1/2 years. Haile kept a record of what her son said and did over the next two years — as well as other people’s responses to Ty’s self-identification as Santa. The result is “I Am Santa!”, a fictionalized account that thoroughly engages the reader’s attention in a 343-page novel that is a heartfelt enjoyment and a pure pleasure read from first page to last. Especially recommended for pre-teens, parents, and anyone who has ever felt the wonder of the Christmas icon that is Santa Claus, Kristy Haile’s debut novel is superbly written in a conversational tone. Superbly crafted fiction from beginning to end, “I Am Santa!” will be available in 2011 in a hard cover edition (9780982704301) which is especially recommended for school and community libraries, and also currently available in an eBook format (9780982704326, $9.99). This is a Christmas title that is recommended reading at any and all times of the year!