North Pole High by Candace Jane Kringle: Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author Candace Jane Kringle

Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books.

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Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Because it’s almost Christmas, and do you really want to spoil the most wonderful time of the year with some dark, icky dystopian vampire novel when North Pole High can to bring joy to your world?

How do you react to a bad review?

I try not to let them get to me. I know not everyone will love my book, just like not everyone loves fruitcake. But I am a real person, with real feelings, not some cartoon character. So bad reviews do make me sad. And then my dad finds out, because he sees everything. And he goes and moves the reviewer over to his bad list and the reviewer ends up getting a lump of coal for Christmas. So in the end it all works out, just like in a good book! 🙂

What is one book everyone should read?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’m especially fond of this one because Scrooge hates Christmas at first, not unlike my boyfriend, Rudy, when I first met him, but (spoiler alert) finds his Christmas Spirit by the end. Perfect. 3>
What book are you embarrassed to admit you’ve read?

50 Shades of Grey. It’s not that I’m embarrassed. It’s just that my parents wouldn’t be thrilled. Well, my dad, mostly. It was Mom’s copy that I borrowed. LOL.

Which authors have influenced you the most, and how?

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games taught me a lot about where to break chapters to keep the pages turning. Also, my editor had to keep reminding me to be more descriptive. When I read Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, which I thought was overly descriptive, it somehow opened up the description well in my writing.

What’s your favorite season/weather?

Our seasons are a lot different here in the North Pole than what you’re probably used to. We have Daylight, when the sun is out day and night for five months. Then we have a whole month of constant Dusk. Then it gets Dark for five months, which isn’t so bad because of all the beautiful Christmas lights. And then finally my favorite season of all, Christmastime! And the weather is always a perfect -32 degrees and snowy.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

A desert island? This would be a lot easier to answer if it was a dessert island. LOL. Well, snow, for one thing. I could never survive the heat near that equator thingy. And a Christmas tree, for nourishment, because I could always survive on the candy canes. And my boyfriend. For obvious reasons.

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?

That’s easy. It’s not the size or value of a gift that matters. So I’m definitely a volume girl. Gimme lots of presents all year long! And no, my dad does not slide down our chimney and leave me a present everynight. But I do have one of every toy ever made. 🙂

What movie are you looking forward to this year?

Rise of the Guardians. Not just because my dad’s in it. But because I visited him on the set and they let me be in a scene. That was sooo cool. It was a crowd scene, so I don’t know if you’ll see me. But I can’t wait anyway.

Pet Peeves?

People who think my dad isn’t real. Look, if he didn’t exist, how could I be here? Oh, and people who’ve never seen me always assume I’m fat like my dad. Lords-a-leaping! And I suppose they think I have a bushy white beard, too?

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

Cookies, duh!

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus

MEET SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD CANDYCANE CLAUS. She’s the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?

BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!

When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross’d teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!

Giveaway Details
1 copy of North Pole High
Paperback open to US only, Ebook open Internationally
Ends 12/18/12

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