Children’s author Timothy Penland, with 11 published titles, visits Christmas Place this Saturday, December 17th, to sign his book “The True Night Before Christmas.”
He wrote his poem in 1999, and dedicated it to his first granddaughter on the occasion of her first Christmas. Several years later, that granddaughter, then nine-year-old Savannah, drew illustrations for the story when Timothy decided to publish it. It is a retelling in poem form of the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus.
Timothy has been writing children’s stories and curriculum for over 20 years, and has worked as a teacher, small business owner, and on the staff of several churches in western North Carolina, where he lives with his family.
The signing will be in the store from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and if you can’t be here, let us have one signed for you and ship it to you after the event – just order a copy online (click on the picture above) or call Guest Services.
We think this is a marvelous heirloom item to share with your children and grandchildren each Christmas, and pass down through the family.
Come this Saturday and meet the author – perhaps he’ll be persuaded to read the story for us while he is here!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
P.S. This weekend is also your last opportunity of the year to meet the fine art painter R.J. McDonald, and have him sign and personalize one of his famous Santa prints for you and your family! He’ll be here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.