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Something About Me and My Book:
Author’s New Christmas Tale Stresses Tolerance Amid Season’s Magic

July X, Denver, CO and White, GA – Outskirts Press has published Aurora of the Northern Lights, a delightful new children’s book from author Holly Hardin that’s destined to become a timeless Christmas standard.

Gorgeously illustrated in full color by renowned artist Donald Vanderbeek, Aurora of the Northern Lights combines a story of adventure, sprites and magical charms with a subtle message of tolerance. The book follows the journey of Aurora, who is left alone and friendless after losing her parents. But Aurora isn’t the same as everybody else, and as she sets out alone, she finds it hard to find anyone who cares about her story⎯even at Christmastime⎯because of her differences.

As her trek continues, Aurora receives three special gifts to keep her safe, along with important clues about her true home. Before it’s over, she’ll encounter a host of bizarre-looking creatures until she winds up at the location of the world’s most famous bearded man. And Santa’s workshop might just be the place Aurora has been searching for...

Kids are sure to respond to the adorable figure of Aurora, whimsically drawn elves and other creatures, as well as Hardin’s lyrical prose. Parents and educators will appreciate the important message of tolerating all cultures, which is made without hitting kids over the head with it.

The book’s compelling message and gorgeous artwork impressed author Greg Elliot. “Aurora of the Northern Lights could become for a new generation what The Night Before Christmas has been before it: a seasonal classic,” he said.

Aurora of the Northern Lights is now available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor,,, and the online bookstore of Outskirts Press, at

Book Statistics
ISBN: 978-1-4327-2439-9
Suggested Retail Price:
US$18.95, CAN$23.95
Size and Format: 8.5 x 11 color paperback
Page Count: 32
Genre: Holidays - Christmas

About the Author: Holly Hardin has a degree in English literature and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is the author several published articles for both children and adults. Hardin lives in the north Georgia mountains with her husband, Jeff, and their four spoiled dogs.

Author Contact: Visit her on the Web at

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At 3:54pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Holly Hardin a gift
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At 7:34am on February 24, 2010, Author Collective said…
Authors, Writers and Novelists,

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What would you pay to attend the following events?

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Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
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How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

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At 12:36am on October 3, 2009, John Kremer said…
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