Darryl Pickett signs the new edition of his novel, “The Secret Feast of Father Christmas” on Sunday, December 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town, Albuquerque, NM. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505) 242-7204.
He is not Santa Claus, and it isn’t the North Pole. It’s something far more grand.”
Mannie Candler, the 13 year-old son of a vicar in 1930s Christchurch, has suffered the loss of his vivacious Aunt Audra. While grieving, he discovers a conspiracy of friends and strangers that beckons him to escape through a passageway to an icy palace far away from the hot New Zealand winter. The wonders and rituals he finds there may completely upend his view of the world. Before the adventure is over, he may discover new purpose and the value of radical acceptance.
Discover the secrets of Very North and find merriment in the midst of sorrow.
Darryl Pickett is a former writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, and a creative consultant for the themed entertainment industry. He has written numerous theatrical works, including the 2018 Analog, a time-portal homage to vinyl records and J.S. Bach. Recent works include his crime thriller novel Shark City Harbor, and the score for the musical Trollop, premiering in 2013.