The First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus

Forget Kris Kringle, Sinterklaas, and St. Nick. It's about time you learned the truth.

In the 1870's in rural Hopeville, Connecticut, the Clauses came to work Max Pepin's farm. Christmas hasn't been the same since. This is a Christmas story you've been waiting for.
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About the Book

Forget Kris Kringle, Sinterklaas, and St. Nick. It’s about time you learned the truth. In the 1870’s in rural Hopeville, Connecticut, the Clauses came to work Max Pepin’s farm. Christmas hasn’t been the same since. This is a Christmas story you’ve been waiting for.

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Genres: Childrens, Short Story
Tags: short fiction, short read
ASIN: B00562O4IQ
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This Christmas tale is an entertaining mix of adventure and folklore. Bryant cleverly weaves this story around his family and childhood memories of Connecticut. The subtleties, such as the "little people" and the elk(reindeer) add charm leading to the familiar Christmas story. The tale as told through a daily journal through Christmas Eve gives this a personal touch. We now know what Santa was doing before opening his shop at the North Pole. The seasonal nature of this book makes it a "must read" December bedtime story.
– Roger B.
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About the Author
Gary Paul Bryant

Bryant’s journey has been as unusual and varied as his stories. He worked as a vocational counselor, surveyor, hotel piano player and as a web designer. In the early days of the Internet, he created TalkTools, a voice output productivity suite for the Amiga operating system. Later he became the publisher and founder of a variety of industry news portals including, Health industry News, Breakthrough Digest, and Broadband Industry News. As a musician, he’s released 19 albums and had a few minor jazz hits in Europe.

These days, Bryant splits his time between short-story writing and helping seniors and small businesses weave their way through the digital revolution. He also writes content for a number of blogs, builds client websites and manages completeworldnews.com, a news-aggregating website.

Gary is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and is an eight-time ASCAP award-winner. He is also a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).

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