Monday, December 3, 2012

Candace Kringle talking about her voices and a Giveaway!

Yesterday I posted my thoughts about North Pole High. I love Christmas books and I loved this one! You can read what I thought about it here.

Today I have the author, Candace Jane Kringle here answering the question I like to ask authors about the voices in their head.

And be sure to check the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of this fabulous, funny book about Santa's teenage daughter.

I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?

Hi, Susan! Of course I hear voices! The real question is, are the voices real? That all depends. Do you believe? You know, in my dad. Santa Claus. Almost everybody has believed at one point in their lives that my dad slides down their chimney on Christmas Eve, leaves wonderful presents by their tree, and helps himself to the delicious milk and cookies they leave out for him. How else could you explain how those presents got there?

So if you can remember back to a time when you thought you heard my father’s “Ho ho ho!” ring out in your head while you were fast asleep dreaming of sugar plums, then you know. The voices in my head are just as real. I really do live in the North Pole and eat breakfast with Santa Claus every morning and have a talking polar bear for a teacher and go Snow Pod racing at Butterscotch Hills with my friends after school and build the best Christmas trees at North Pole High. I couldn’t make that up. I don’t have that good of an imagination. I simply write about all the wild things that actually happened in my life during my junior year in high school.

Of course there are some who refuse to believe. They think my dad was made up and therefore I don’t exist. That I’m really just some writer sitting in a coffee shop somewhere with a laptop taking dictation from some crazy voices in my head while I immerse myself in Christmasland year-round.

But the truth is, I like it here in my supposedly made-up world where every day is Christmas. My voices are so much merrier than the way people talk in the “real” world. If they are just voices in my head, please let me keep them there. I would be so sad without my friends Snowflake and Tinsel and Flip and Flop and Chefy and Mr. Polar Bear and Frostbite and Dasher and Dancer and my mom and my dad. This way I can share them with you and hopefully bring a little joy to the world.

My thoughts about North Pole High are here.
In a nut shell, I LOVED it!

About the author

Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and toy distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books, maybe even some fiction.

Connect with Candace

Amazon purchase links

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There will be one winner. If the winner is from the US, then they will have their choice of either a signed ARC or a Kindle copy. If an International winner is chosen, they will receive a Kindle copy of North Pole High.

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  1. This sounds like such a cute book, I'm like you in that I love this season. I really do think there is something magical about it :).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    1. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all feel the magic of Christmas all year round? Thanks for stopping by, Alicia!


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