Sleighed: A Christmas Tale by WJ Scott, promotion and review

Sleighed: A Christmas Tale #ShortStory by Award-Winning #Author WJ Scott #NewRelease #Free

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Tinsel is the newest apprentice in Santa’s Workshop, but this young elf lands himself in strife on his first day!

He’s sent to care for the reindeer and instead ends up on a magical adventure.

Will the Toy-Inspector allow him back into the Workshop?

A fun Christmas story for younger readers and those young at heart.

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In March 2019, my sister (who lives in Canada), visited me in New Zealand, and we embarked on a memory tour. We revisited places from our childhood, including Queenstown, where our grandmother used to live.

Our great-grandfather had been an engineer on the iconic century-old coal fired steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, back in the day when it transported stock and supplies across Lake Wakatipu. We enjoyed a delightful sunny cruise to Walter Peak High Country Farm.

During our travels, we set a challenge, to each write a 1500 word story. I chose to write a Children’s Christmas story, based on a writing prompt from my Aspiring Author Series, and that’s how, ‘Sleighed’, came to be created. 

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My review

This is a cute book for children which captures the magic and fun of Christmas. Tinsel is a new elf who is being assigned to his first task in Santa’s workshop when he is unexpected re-assigned to help groom and feed the reindeer. Their usual caregiver is busy looking after Rudolph who has snow-fever.

In his rush to start work, Tinsel forgets to wash up properly and leaves the workshop with magic dust clinging to his fingers. His forgetfulness has unintended consequences and Tinsel ends up on the journey of a lifetime.

This short story is full of fun characters, lovely and colourful illustrations, and some simple humour guaranteed to make small children laugh.

Author bio

Wendy Scott has a New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry), which allows her to dabble with fuming potions and strange substances, satisfying her inner witch.

Wendy writes short stories, fantasy, and children’s novels. Her books have won multiple awards.

One of the creeds she lives by is to always – Live a life less ordinary!

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38 thoughts on “Sleighed: A Christmas Tale by WJ Scott, promotion and review

  1. I love the cover and the story glimpses! I can imagine children delighting in this…maybe some older ones as well. Wonderful review and post, Robbie. 😊

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  2. Hi Robbie, Thank you for introducing Wendy to us. “Sleighed” sounds like a fun story and always a plus to include “those young at heart.” We were in New Zealand in 2019 for 2 months and loved it there. I can see how the countryside would inspire stories.🙂

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