Talebearers Author Price McNaughton recently had the opportunity to interview John Williams about his new release, The Crimson and the Frost. Tune in to hear more about this great book and click on the link below to find it on Amazon!
The Crimson and the Frost
There is a centuries old rivalry between Santa and Jack Frost with the fate of the Christmas town and the entire world hanging in the balance.
Delve into a unique story that takes iconic Christmas legends and spins them into a new tale full of magic, mystery and thrills.
Late one night young Billy Hampton investigates a strange presence in the woods behind his house. His fear turns to excitement when he discovers a team of reindeer harnessed to a sleigh with the initials ‘S.C.’ carved into the side. Suddenly, Billy spots two figures approaching and makes the hasty decision to climb aboard.
Billy soars through the air in the back of the flying transport toward the remote winter lands of the far north. While airborne, his curiosity gets the best of him and he removes a large red jewel fitted in a chamber in the back of the sleigh. During some turbulence, he accidentally loses the jewel over the side and it disappears in the snowy expanse below.
Billy finds himself in Christmas town, a place full of wonder where Santa and the elves had lived in peace for centuries, protected by a secret and powerful magic jewel known as the Heart of Polaris. It is their only defense against the wicked and covetous King of Winter who wants them cast out of the lands he claims are his alone.
Billy soon learns that the jewel he lost over the side of the sleigh was indeed the Heart of Polaris and without its protection Christmas Town is vulnerable to the power and fury of the King of Winter and his army of savage grimghouls.
Its desperate race against time as Billy and his friends search for the Heart of Polaris before they fall victim to the impending onslaught.
About the Author:
Cousins and co-authors John Williams and James Colletti are close in age and always had the same creative interests. As teens they wrote music and formed a handful of rock bands. The pair shares a long and successful creative history that includes writing music, playing in rock bands, writing screenplays, producing shows and music videos for broadcast television, and directing an internationally released movie. There was one screenplay in particular they had co-written that they absolutely loved. One film producer in England read it and said, “I love this! It would make a great movie but we’ll never be able to raise the 150 – 200 million it would take to make a film this epic and grand-scale. It is too new and unknown by the masses. There is a reason the Harry Potter movies got made, that series had a huge built in audience from the books.”
So, instead of letting that script sit on a shelf collecting dust, John and James decided to transform it into what had become their first novel “The Crimson and the Frost.” During the novel writing process the story became so much more than the screenplay ever was and we are even more proud of it.