A lot has happened since Bruce Templeton first released The Man in the Red Suit– lots of funds have been raised through the sale of the Globe & Mail best seller for Rotary’s Polio Plus program, Bruce has heard from many people who have read the stories and were touched, and many have reached out with updates after their exciting meetings with Santa were first arranged. Bruce has also had the opportunity to travel with the book, and spread his important messages about spending quality time with family – that it’s your presence not presents that count.
All of that has led to a follow up publication, scheduled for release this fall in September from Creative Book Publishing, called The Man with the White Beard. It will feature another set of 25 stories, and include some news on individuals readers met in the first book. The forward this time is contributed by Sister Elizabeth Davis. On the cover, which you’re getting a first look at right here, the Santa Claus Oath is on the bulb Santa holds, representing a very important oath, Bruce had to get special permission for it to appear.
Coming soon to this official website, Bruce will be answer a few questions about the process of putting this sequel together, what readers can expect to find between the covers, and more.
For now, we can pass along some information about the official launch that will take place September 30 at the Bally Haley Country Club from 5pm to 7pm. Everyone is welcome, and you can RSVP or tell friends about it using this Facebook event listing. Looking forward to having you there to celebrate the release at the launch!