The Christmas Letter written by Francis Eugene Wood
About the book
In The Christmas Letter, author Francis Wood tells a thought-provoking story about an orphaned child whose letter to Santa is lost for 45 years. When the letter is discovered and brought to Santa, the old gift-giver is so touched by the boy's words that he sets out to find him. Wood weaves his story in and out of fantasy with graceful imagination and the wisdom of an old soul.
- Paperback - 5½ x 8
- 69 pages
"I love this story!"
"If it were a Christmas onament, I'd hang it on my tree. It shines."
"The Christmas Letter reminds us that an unselfish prayer for a friend in need is perhaps the greatest gift one can give."
"The Christmas Letter is a thought-provoking story. Its author is a rare bird who teaches without preaching."
About the author
Francis Eugene Wood was born in Farmville, Virginia. He grew up in Brunswick County, near Lawrenceville, where he lived until moving back to Farmville in 1971. Francis is now General Manager of Colonial Broadcasting Company, Inc. (WFLO in Farmville). He has taught radio courses at Longwood University in Farmville and often conducts lectures concerning the broadcasting industry. He lives in a log cabin in Buckingham County, Virginia with his wife and son.
I had a wonderful childhood, a good family, and all the adventures a boy should experience. I was just a shy country boy. I did it all, from carrying papers to cutting grass, little league baseball, Boy Scouts, church and school activities. I became a part-time radio announcer when I was fifteen. I had a big imagination, too, which served me well. I loved the forests and the river and felt a kinship with nature at an early age, which I've retained throughout my life. Many of my stories come from my past.
I write about the things I know. It's not forced at all. Just real natural. When you are quiet you notice things around you. I think about a story for a while and then bolts of light begin shooting through my brain. That's when I write. I have to. No outline. No notes. Nothing fancy about it at all. I just sit down and tell the story on paper.
My stories are culled from the experiences of my life. The hardest question to answer about my stories is...'was is true?' Well, there is so much truth to them that I'd rather not say. People will label them one day. They always have to label things. I just want to tell a good story.
Each book is signed by the author.
Other books by this author
Fodder Milo Stories
Nipkins, Vol. I
Nipkins, Vol. II
Nipkins, Vol. III
Return to Winterville
Tackle Box Memories
Two Tales & a Pipe Dream
Wind Dancer's Flute