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New fiction book explores the origin of the symbol of the holiday season
CHICAGO (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
For some, the story of Santa Claus is more than just a holiday fairytale, it’s an inspiration for how to live.
Sandra Jo Troupe, C.M.A.(AAMA), and Darrell R. Troupe, M.D., lost their first daughter when she was just four months old. To cope with the unimaginable tragedy, Sandra began writing down stories from her childhood about St. Nicholas and the sainted Bishop Nicholas of Myrna, which she recited to her daughter on nights she had trouble sleeping. The end result was the mythological fiction, “How Nicholas Became Santa Claus,” a story that outlines the life of Nicholas and his magical origins.
“Everything has a beginning and an end,” Sandra, a retired certified medical assistant says. “With a positive outlook and the willingness to ask for and accept help, anything can be accomplished.”
Writing for 30 years while raising five children, all of whom had inspired character mannerisms, was no easy feat. But with the support of her husband Darrell, who reviewed and expanded upon her manuscript, the Troupes’ inspirational tale can now be shared in the homes of others.
With an exciting cast of magical creatures and powerful Kings, “How Nicholas Became Santa Claus” tells the backstory of how this symbol of the happiest season in the world came to be. A gripping, dark, magical tale, the Troupes’ new fiction promotes maintaining a positive, optimistic attitude and respect for all amidst the dark adversities in life.
Through the book, the Troupes have one ultimate goal: to influence readers to empathize and respond with compassion and support for their fellow man.
“Nicholas has an unyielding curiosity, compassion for, and ability to work with his neighbors,” Sandra says. “He has no hesitation before acting to assist any being, magical or mortal.
Each of us can appreciate Nicholas’s humor and scrupulousness as we watch him learn to deal with faith, honesty, honor, love, loss, and anger.”
“How Nicholas Became Santa Claus” by Sandra and Darrell Troupe.
Available at amazon.com, bookstore.authorhouse.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com
About the author
Sandra Jo Troupe is a retired certified medical assistant who worked for her husband of 33 years, Darrell R. Troupe, M.D., at his private practice. Together they have five children, a step-daughter, and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Matteson, Ill., and enjoy reading and writing science fiction and fantasy.
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