Deirdre Tolhurst Author, Speaker, Blogger

A Christmas I RememberWritten in 2011 as a poem for a friend, A Christmas I Remember is a true story about a Christmas Eve snowfall that happened when I was about eight years old.  My father, NY Daily News Crime Reporter Patrick Doyle, was working that Christmas Eve as he did most years. The only thing was, that this particular year, there was a huge snowstorm coming!  He called my mother and told her that he would be leaving early, about 10pm (he worked nights) to be able to get across the George Washington Bridge in case it got so bad out that the Port Authority of NY/NJ closed it.


I remember when he got home, I looked out my bedroom window (see cover of the book) and there he was, scarf blowing in the wind, shoveling the driveway and the sidewalk in front of our house! I didn't think Santa would be able to come that night, even Daddy is supposed to be asleep! For every two feet he shoveled, it was white again in moments!


The graphics designer used pictures of my real house, my father, my mother and baby brother, and myself.  You can read more about it and order it by going to the book page.


A Christmas I Remember comes in hard cover, soft cover, and coloring book.  This is the only place on the Internet that you can buy hard cover and coloring book.  Both the hard and soft cover versions have a link to an audio book narrated by the author. The child can 'read' the book themselves by following along. Christmas bells signal when it is time to turn the page. Moms can relax now, and let the child 'read' the book himself!


You can purchase A Christmas I Remember by clicking on the Shop Books tag above.