Sunday, November 11, 2012


This Holiday season discover the novel, "A Southern Christmas Carol"--available for the first time in paperback! When “A Southern Christmas Carol” first appeared in 2003, The Macon Telegraph called it “good fun…a hoot that warms the heart.” The Albany Herald called it, “Lovely … there’s no other single word to describe [it]…Charles Dickens himself couldn’t have written a better account of the spirit of Christmas. At least not Christmas in 1932 Depression-ridden Southwest Georgia.” In “A Southern Christmas Carol,” award-winning writer Rob. Lauer moves the classic tale of Scrooge from 1840’s London to the tiny rural town of Colquitt, Georgia during the Great Depression. “Though most of the world knows how Dickens' story ends, Lauer did such an excellent job of tailoring the original story to fit the South that one is eager to see how this story will end,” The Albany Herald enthused. “Meant to explore some Southern themes like agriculture, racism and poverty, Lauer pays close attention to detail: cotton, overalls, accents, home-brewed liquor, biscuits, square dancing, gospel singing, Southern hostility and hospitality, ‘ain'ts’ and hope chests, pork and collards.” Now available for the first time as a paperback novelization, discover the story that critic Barbara River Holmes called “something truly beautiful, honest and original.” Order your copy now!
"A Southern Christmas Carol" is now onsale at the following locations throughout Hampton Roads Virginia: In Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Center Gallery Shop(home of the annual Coleman's "Winter Wonderland" exhibit) In Smithfield at the Christmas Store. In Chesapeake >(Western Branch Area) at The 18th Century Merchant. In Suffolk (Drivers) at Arthur's General Store <