Collection of Christmas Novels

Red Sky Presents has published a collection of Christmas novels co-written by David Saperstein and George Samerjan. A CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE, published in November, 2018, is the latest book by these two authors. Red Sky Presents has also redone the cover art, and reprinted A CHRISTMAS DECLARATION, A CHRISTMAS PASSAGE, and a CHRISTMAS VISITOR.

A CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE
The night after Thanksgiving, four teens play a prank on their small town, taking animal statues for the Christmas creche from a local church and displaying them in various public places -but their joke has consequences. The teens are arrested and sentenced to community service at a senior home where the residents are all retired circus performers. The kids help the seniors in various ways. When the teens arrive on their last day of service, they find the retirement home deserted but in the distance they hear calliope music. They rush toward the sound and see something truly amazing…..

A CHRISTMAS DECLARATION
Reminiscent of classic Christmas tales like “A Christmas Carol” and “Miracle on 34th Street”, but set in post 2008 recession America, this heartwarming story explores the true meaning of Christmas, the vision of our founding fathers, and bygone patriotism.

A CHRISTMAS PASSAGE
A group of strangers spend a magical, soul searching and healing Christmas Eve. And, when dawn comes, they discover that beyond the night of shelter, warmth, and food, they have received an even greater and uplifting gift from their host and his dog, and experienced the true meaning of having A Christmas Passage.

A CHRISTMAS VISITOR
On Christmas Eve, an ordinary family, mourning a deep loss, experiences a true miracle, courtesy of A Christmas Visitor.

Myself and David Saperstein are also at work on fifth Christmas novel. These books have been very warmly received, and at the time the movie of A CHRISTMAS VISITOR was shown on the Hallmark Channel it was the highest rated movie.

This is what’s happening.

New for the Christmas 2016 season, A CHRISTMAS VISITOR and A CHRISTMAS PASSAGE, published previously in paperback will be coming out with newly designed covers in e-book format. This is the beginning of the roll-out of a series of Christmas novels written by George Samerjan and David Saperstein UPRIVER: An ancient prophecy brings together American adventurers, Jihadists, lost suitcase nuclear weapons, and looted antiquities in a remote jungle is under submission to publishers. My agent has three novels on her desk to review. These three novels were significantly rewritten based on her prior review and comments. FROM THE SHADOWS AND LONG WAY HOME were both expanded to 60,000 words. TWELVE LETTERS: Twelve wartime letters from a soldier to his younger brother dramatically change his life. .FROM THE SHADOWS: A young man survives in the wilderness with the aid of a reclusive veteran while coping with the murder of his family. LONG WAY HOME: Brian McAfee, twenty eight, former staff sergeant in the New York National Guard, a veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq, sits in a lawn chair behind his house drinking Bourbon. He and his wife Barbara argue viciously over his not having “gotten over the war.” Brian knows at that moment it is time to take his own life to end his pain, and set his family free. Brian drives to Speculator. He will visit a fallen comrade’s grave before he kills himself. Barbara finds a note that Brian left. Instantly, she knows what he is about to do, and where he is going. She gets in her car and speeds after him. What follows is a tale of supernatural intervention redeeming the soul of a combat veteran. And, THE BOOK OF GEORGE, a collection of poems I’ve written since 1963 now totals 2,488 poems. I’ve got 3,000 poems in my sight. And work continues on a satirical novel about a self-proclaimed oracle on a quest through time and space. This book is currently at 60,000 words.

LONG WAY HOME

Work continues on the rewrite (expansion) of LONG WAY HOME. It is now 20,000 words longer than the last version. What has been added to the book is the back story of what the protagonist’s life was like before he went to war – the stasis of his life before the challenge that coming home from war would provide.. The story has also seen an expansion of the role one other character to a much larger proportion. I hope to have this version complete and off to the agent within a few weeks.

New Novel – Satirical Look at Contemporary America

I just sent the first three chapters of my new, satirical novel to my literary agent to get her reaction. The working draft is complete at 326 pages, but I now have to go back and completely flesh out each of the 21 chapters. A very well known author, screenwriter, director read the first chapter of the new satirical novel I’m working on. His comment was “interesting, held attention, more poetry than prose.” Now, all I have to do is finish this working draft. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Novel Status Update

NOVELS: UPRIVER: An ancient prophecy brings together American adventurers, Jihadists, lost suitcase nuclear weapons, and looted antiquities in a remote jungle. The synopsis and first three chapters are under submission to publishers. TWELVE LETTERS: Twelve wartime letters from a soldier to his younger brother dramatically change his life. I am revising the novel based on comments from my literary agent. FROM THE SHADOWS: A young man survives in the wilderness with the aid of a reclusive veteran while coping with the murder of his family. The novel has been rewritten and expanded to 60,000 words and is being reviewed by my literary agent. NEW NOVEL: A self-proclaimed oracle embarks on a quest through time and space. This book is currently at 60,000 words.

Update

The working draft of a new, satirical novel – a look at 21st century culture and society in the United States, is at 300 pages. Now I’m focusing on the continuity across the chapters and the depth of each chapter.
UPRIVER, TWELVE LETTERS, and FROM THE SHADOWS are in play with my agent. I had to take a break from working on the current novel so I built a doll house for the granddaughter of my next door neighbor. It took about ten days of detail oriented work which cleaned the cobwebs and got me ready to go back to work on the new novel.

A CHRISTMAS PASSAGE and A CHRISTMAS VISITOR make great reading for the holiday ses

New Work – A Very Productive 1st Half of the Year

The first half of the year has been extremely productive. UPRIVER – An ancient prophecy comes true when American adventurers, Jihadists, lost nuclear weapons, and stolen antiquities converge in a remote jungle. TWELVE LETTERS – Twelve wartime letters from a soldier to his younger brother dramatically change his life. FROM THE SHADOWS – A young man survives in the wilderness with the aid of a reclusive veteran whom the young man aids in finding redemption for a wartime act. UPRIVER and TWELVE LETTERS are with my literary agent. She now has the synopsis for FROM THE SHADOWS. UPRIVER is a new novel. Both TWELVE LETTERS and FROM THE SHADOWS are extensive rewrites of previous versions. Tomorrow it’s back to continuing work on a 21st century satirical novel.