Christmas Book for Children: Santa's Sugar Available from the Author This Christmas

Author Jane Gerencher's contract with her publisher Inkwell Productions, Scottsdale AZ, has ended. There are no plans to do a second edition of Santa's Sugar, the story of a little elf named Nugget who tries valiantly to find his place in Santa's workshop. The small number of hardcover books remaining are now available directly from the author for a reduced price.
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Nugget holds Sugar.  Santa cuddles his beloved Sugar.
Nugget holds Sugar. Santa cuddles his beloved Sugar.
PHOENIX - Aug. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- Santa's Sugar has been a popular buy for readers seeking a new Christmas story for the children in their lives. With its elf characters, Sugar, a curious cat, and a kind reindeer named Twizzle, the story has themes of kindness, friendship, responsibility, understanding and the desire to fit in. Jane Gerencher often inscribes the book with "Kindness is a gift we give to others and to ourselves," underscoring the importance and rewards of selflessness and compassion.

The illustrations were done by Michael Patch. The changing page colors reflect the mood of the story, and deep colors draw the reader into the fantasy. The story begins with the nighttime sky and the excitement of the elves as Santa's sleigh is spotted in the distance. The cheering elves lift their torches to light the way for Santa's safe landing. The illustrations have been faithful to the storyline, beginning with Nugget's failed attempts in the workshop, the kitchen and in the reindeer barn. When Nugget flies off into the night to rescue Sugar, the reader feels the mixture of fear and exhilaration as Nugget clings to the back of his new friend Twizzle. The story culminates in a satisfying ride home in the sleigh on Christmas morning. Clutching Sugar to his chest and sitting next to Santa, Nugget now feels like a true elf.

Published in 2012, Santa's Sugar has won 10 awards, including a Mom's Choice Award and a Reader's Favorite Award, and received numerous enthusiastic reviews. Feedback from former purchasers report that the book has become a Christmas must-read for their children and grandchildren. The high quality paper and hardcover will insure that Santa's Sugar will be around for a long time.

Jane Gerencher received a BA in English from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and an MA in English from The Pennsylvania State University. She had taught for 28 years and written a newspaper column. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her love of children and her experience with them as a teacher, CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children), Foster Care Review Board member, Restorative Justice Panel member, parent, foster parent, and grandparent are evident in the themes of the book.

Arizona resident Jane Gerencher's children's book Santa's Sugar is available directly from the author. Visit her website,, for ordering information.

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