Local Author Hits Beach with Santa

Celebrate the Christmas Season with a Local Author Signing At Mosaic Books on Saturday, December 9th


“Summer Santa loves the beach

loves iced tea and eating sweet treats

Builds some castles with sand and shells and

covers them all with Christmas bells.”

What: Summer Santa book signing with Harry Callaghan

When: December 9, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Where: Mosaic Books, 411 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, B.C.

Details: Get into the Christmas spirit with Harry Callaghan. He’ll be doing a special book signing of Summer Santa, a children’s book imagining Santa’s less chilly adventures.

**CLICK BELOW to hear Andy and Tj chat with Harry about his new book**

DECEMBER 2, 2017, KELOWNA, B.C. — Where does Santa go when he isn’t too busy delivering gifts or maintaining his factory? He’s on vacation, of course! After working 24/7 for eleven months of the year, Santa looks forward to relaxing and exploring places he’s too busy to see.

Taking inspiration from the stories he used to tell his daughter at Christmas and the musicality of author Sandra Boynton’s works, Harry Callaghan has written a series of Christmas stories that reflect the whimsicality of the season.

“When my daughter Meghan was a toddler,” Callaghan reflects, “she would get so excited at Christmas time that she would have some trouble sleeping, so I would tell her a story about Santa and his once in 500 years vacation. Santa would do as much as he could on his vacation from hiking and biking to waterskiing and camping — and Meghan would finally fall asleep dreaming about a silly surfing Santa and a snorkelling reindeer.” Of the series’ first installment, he says that he’s “extremely proud of this book and the incredible art work of Jaslyne Shaw. Her images perfectly capture the fun Santa and reindeer are having on their summer adventures.”

Published by Big Heart Publishing Inc., Summer Santa chronicles Santa’s adventures on his days off, lounging on sandy beaches and surfing the waves. In this fun romp, young readers are encouraged to follow Santa on his adventures. Who knew Santa like to snorkel?!


Harry Callaghan is a writer and News Anchor/Reporter for Bell Media who lives in Kelowna, British Columbia. Harry is an imaginative story-teller who loves to play drums and eat pizza. Before he began his career as a radio broadcaster, he dreamed about becoming a rock star. And through his career, he’s had the opportunity to interview and spend time with some of the biggest names in music.


Jaslyne Shaw is an illustrator who has crafted the visuals for several children’s books. She is also a Film Editor who lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Matt and two doggies, Echo and Banjo.