Nothing for Christmas and Other Holiday Tales

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A strange man in a bar declares that he is the real Santa; a couple married fifty years and both succumbing to Alzheimer's grasp to hold on to their memories of love; men tell tales of how a 12 inch doll altered their lives; these are just three of the nine short stories that deal with the comical, sentimental, dramatic, and sometimes tragic aspects of the human condition during the Holiday Season.
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Overview

A strange man in a bar declares that he is the real Santa; a couple married fifty years and both succumbing to Alzheimer's grasp to hold on to their memories of love; men tell tales of how a 12 inch doll altered their lives; these are just three of the nine short stories that deal with the comical, sentimental, dramatic, and sometimes tragic aspects of the human condition during the Holiday Season.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467901932
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bolen

John Bolen is a novelist/playwright/actor living in Southern California. He has been published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Hal Leonard Publishing), Indigo Rising, Scars Publications, The Write Place at the Write Time, OC180news, Eunoia Review and YouthPLAYS. John is the Producing Artistic Director of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre & Workshop.

John's plays have been produced throughout the U.S. His play for a young audience, Aurelia's Magic, (under its original title Dancing on a Grave), was produced in Southern California by the Vanguard Theatre and Garden Grove Playhouse. Readers Theater Television produced Dancing on a Grave, and a radioplay adaptation was produced by Shoestring Radio Theatre and was broadcast on 111 other stations across the United States through the National Public Radio system. John's novel adaptation of Aurelia's Magic and his short story collection Nothing for Christmas & Other Holiday Tales have just been released in paperback and Kindle editions.

As an actor, John has worked extensively in theatres throughout Southern California, although he is probably best remembered for his roles in the cult films Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and The Call of Cthulhu. He has appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows. As a voice actor, John has recorded forty audiobooks.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    I love Christmas stories! Mr. Bolen does a wonderful job telling

    I love Christmas stories! Mr. Bolen does a wonderful job telling all the different stories in Nothing for Christmas & Other Holiday Tales. Each is a short story which makes this book and even easier read because you can read a story at a time which is what I did (that is what happens when you are a mom!) Each story and the characters re so endearing that you almost feel like your are there watching the story unfold right before your eyes.

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