The Santa Claus Machine by G. B. Pool

In order to modernize his image, Santa builds a series of Santa robots that are sent to stores around the world. They are programmed to tell Santa’s stories and record children’s wishes. An unscrupulous sales manager at the largest department store chain in America along with their computer engineer, kidnap the real Santa and hide him in an ice cave. They reprogram the Santa Claus Machines to encourage children to ask for more and more toys. When Santa learns about the change, he becomes disheartened and thinks he might have to cancel Christmas.


A former private detective and once a reporter for a small weekly newspaper, Gayle Bartos-Pool (G.B. Pool) writes the Johnny Casino Casebook Series and the Gin Caulfield P.I. Mysteries. She also wrote the SPYGAME Trilogy, Caverns, Eddie Buick’s Last Case, The Santa Claus Singer, Bearnard’s Christmas and The Santa Claus Machine. She teaches writing classes: “Anatomy of a Short Story” (which is also in book form), “How to Write Convincing Dialogue” and “How to Write a Killer Opening.” 



GBPool said…
Thanks so much for inviting me today, Marilyn. I have found some new authors because of your blog, some in genres I wouldn't have looked for but am I glad I discovered them. Have a Merry Christmas.
Jacqueline Vick said…
I just bought mine! What a creative, fun idea!

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