Jacob Marley wanders the earth like a vagabond, howling and weeping with each windblown step. He is a soul, doomed to roam the earth day and night, misery without end. . . longing for redemption. Mason Howell has troubles of his own that are complicated by the ghost of Jacob Marley showing up at school and home. Even scarier than Jacob Marley is asking the billionair father of his girlfriend Julia Martin for her hand in marriage. As the youngest members of the Santa Claus League, Mason, Julia and Mason's best friend John Patten have no idea what they are agreeing to when St. Nicholas charges them with redeeming Jacob Marley.
With the book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens as a guide, the combined magic of the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are needed to help Mason, Julia and John rescue Jacob Marley from his eternal torment.
St. Nicholas reveals that the source of Marley's remaining doom is buried with him, a fortune in gold coins, a treasure they must dig up and deliver to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. . . or die trying.
'Redeeming Jacob Marley' is the second book in the series. 'The Santa Claus League' tells how Mason, Julia and John become the youngest members of the Santa Claus League.
About the Author
Stephen has served in the Utah Air National Guard and an LDS Mission in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a BA from BYU and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
His first book, Captain Justo from the Planet Is was first told as a bedtime story to his children. They loved it so much they wanted him to write it down for his first foray into being an author. It has slowly grown into a fantasy adventure for all ages. The second is called Captain Justo The Valley of Bones and he is now creating the third installment.
The Santa Claus League was inspired by the legend of his grandfather, Loran Wells Duke. Although he never met his grandfather, Stephen's life has been shaped by his example, especially at Christmas time. His grandfather loved playing Santa Claus. This book is dedicated to his honor.
Christmas is a magical holiday and Stephen's children had many common questions about Christmas and Santa Claus. How does Santa Claus bring toys to the whole world in one night? Why do so many men pretend to be Santa Claus? If Santa knows who is naughty or nice then why doesn't he do something about it? Stephen answers all these questions in his charming new novel, The Santa Claus League.
Stephen now lives in Orem, Utah with his beautiful wife Edna and is surrounded in love not only by children but grandchildren as well.