British author offers $5000 for the plot of her next book

Posted on September 16, 2008

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In 2007, the highly original Christmas book Christine Kringle
was test marketed in the UK and USA and received outstanding reviews. This year, author Lynn Brittney, is offering readers of the book the chance to win USD$5000 (five thousand) or equivalent in their national currency, if they can come up with a one page synopsis of a plot for book two in the series.

“There are endless possibilities for future adventures for Christine Kringle and her friends,” explains Brittney, “and this competition gives me the unique chance to find out what characters and situations the readers would like to experience in the next book in the series Christine Kringle offers a new slant on the Santa story. It is revealed that there is not just one Santa Claus – in fact there are almost one hundred – each representing their own country and with their own special name. All of them are members of one large family corporation, called the Yule Dynasty and the job of each country’s Gift Bringer is usually handed down from father to son. However, Kris Kringle of the USA doesn’t have a son but he has a very competent teenage daughter called Christine and, at this year’s Yule Dynasty Conference, Kris is going to ask if he can pass his job onto his daughter when he retires. The Dynasty is just about to vote when disaster strikes. A town in England has banned Christmas!

Could this be the end of the Festive Season as we know it? Not if Christine and her friends have anything to do with it! What follows is a sparkling adventure of comic intensity, with larger-than-life characters.

The author of Christine Kringle, Lynn Brittney, is an established writer, whose first young ddult novel, an acclaimed spy thriller set in the Elizabethan era, called Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times, is about to be released in the US under the Feiwel & Friends imprint.

Christine Kringle  is beautifully illustrated by artist Brita Granström, whose outstanding work has garnered many awards and commendations.

Prize: $5,000

Deadline: January 31, 2009

Entry fee: Christine Kringle proof of purchase

How to enter: Click here for online entry forms

For more information go to the Christine Kringle website

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