“A Christmas Tale” by Roxanne Dent

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Gavin hides in the closet, knowing that now he's ten, he will be forced to join in the yearly ritual of killing animals and taking their heads as offerings for Krampus. Gavin doesn't want to kill any animals; maybe the strange girl he meets on the steps of an abandoned house can help him.

A Christmas Tale

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About the Author
Roxanne Dent moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts in 2000, having resided in New York City for many years. She first started writing poetry in high school and won a national poetry competition for her poem about racism, "The Devil's Disciple." When her sister, Karen fell in love with Georgette Heyer Regency Romances, she wrote "Karine," as a Christmas present. The response from Karen and her friends encouraged her to write her first two Gothic novels, "Island of Fear," and "The White Fog," published by Avon paperbacks. Since then, Ms. Dent has sold nine novels in a variety of genres, including Paranormal Fantasy, Regencies, Mysteries, Horror and YA. In addition to fiction, plays and screenplays, Roxanne frequently collaborates with her sister, Karen on a variety of projects including short stories, plays and a treatment about an all girl rock band, sold to Austin Films. She has also written non-fiction articles and had an astrology column in a magazine. She wrote and directed her own three minute movie which won the Audience Choice Award in the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
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