The Spirit of Giving Never Ends When Wrapped in Wonderful Tales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas stories are not only for children, and definitely to be enjoyed not only during the end-of-year holidays.  Author Ron Blicq's collection of Christmas tales share real emotions portraying the inherent goodness in people, which makes this book a refreshing read all throughout the year for everyone in the family.  Though it's a compilation of fictional stories, The Spirit of Giving is a positively inspiring read for the entire family. 

Seven modern Christmas tales tell about people who have given of themselves to ensure that others—often less fortunate—experience a memorable Christmas.  Here is a glimpse into these interesting characters: Myles Reddish, a single parent with two daughters, who may soon be enjoying their last Christmas together; Keith, a retiree who built a wooden but realistic snowman which took off, and started sending him postcards from around the world; two teenagers, who got delayed and had to spend Christmas Day on an intercontinental flight.  These and more unique characters await all readers in these pages.

To create his stories, the author has drawn on his personal knowledge of Christmas events acquired over a decade and a half, in which each event tells as much about the giver as the recipients.

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About the Author

Ron Blicq started his career as an author, and as a teacher of writing, when he was in the Royal Air Force in the UK, where in addition to his flying duties he was required to develop instruction manuals on electronic navigation systems.  He moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where he taught technical and business communication skills to engineering and early childhood education students.   He authored six textbooks, published by Pearson Education, on how to write well in the sciences, engineering, and business domains.  He started writing novels and play-scripts in 1996.  He has written four published novels and eleven one-act and three full-length stage plays. Twelve of his plays have been produced, principally in the UK and Canada, and four have won awards in international festivals.

The Spirit of Giving 
by Ron Blicq 
Publication Date: January 2013 
Paperback: $8.99; 104 pages; ISBN 978-1-4602-0197-8 
eBook: $2.99; ISBN 978-1-4602-0198-5

To request a complimentary review copy, please contact Mary Clark at by phone at (877) 207-1679 or by email.

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