Holiday Offers New Look at Santa Claus

Queensbury, NY, December 02, 2015 --( In 1823, the Troy Sentinel published “A Night Before Christmas” by New Yorker Clement Clark Moore, giving America its first glimpse at today’s modern imagination of Jolly Ole St. Nick. One-hundred and fifty years later, another New York author, James H. Dobkowski, has taken this Christmas classic and has added a new twist – or two, in this warmhearted multicultural, family-friendly story, titled "‘Twas."

Magically recreated and original, Saint Nick appears and reappears in many forms as he unknowingly morphs from Kris Kringle to “Sheng Dan Lao Ren” to “Papa Noël” and back again, depending on the “Hood.”

“This is a fabulous story of wonderment, surprises and the magic of the Christmas spirit for all,” said John “Rusty” Proctor, Hollywood producer and writer. “This story is a multicultural romp through Los Angeles streets – and rooftops. The reader gets to enjoy this story while at the same time learning a bit about other cultures. Shhh, don’t tell your children they’ll be learning too.”

"‘Twas," which can be found on,, and Kindle, is a family-oriented, all-inclusive holiday novel, adapted from the Hollywood screenplay, about a down-and-out dad who screws up the Yuletide and spends the days after Christmas trying to make it right.

To learn more about "‘Twas" and the author, go to To book an interview with the author, contact Goldman McMormick PR at 516-639-0988 or email
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