Christmas in July? Just Believe!

Local Author’s Book Being Made into a Major Motion Picture

I was at the Art on Main Art Festival last month that Susan Boone and her very capable team put on each year (Union County Arts Coop).  I really enjoy going to this festival, for many reasons, not the least of which is the quality of art that is shown by local artists for purchase.  The art is not limited to what you buy.  They have entertainment — from local musicians to local storytellers.  And I never fail to see friends and neighbors there.  It is almost like a block party.

Faith, Hope & Reindeer book cover by author Joe Moore

This year, one booth stood out from the others because he was the only author there.  It was a gentleman, by the name of Joe Moore, who looked (and acted — down to the Ho, Ho, Ho) just like Santa Clause, and he had written a Santa Claus Trilogy.  I stopped to talk and was glad I did.

Joe Moore, now from Sevierville, TN, has a writing background and together with his wife, Mary, have embraced this persona and brought it to life.  He caught my attention when he said that his trilogy’s middle book, Faith, Hope & Reindeer, was being made into a major motion picture!  How could I resist.  I bought the book.

I had just finished a rather somber book for my book club and was thankful for something light hearted.  I finished it that next week and REALLY enjoyed it.  I can see why a major studio would have picked it up for production.  It was very uplifting and had a good story for today’s modern families.

UPDATE on the MOVIE:  According to a recent newsletter he sent out, they are “still reviewing actors and trying to figure out who should play what part. We had received a couple suggestions, and we appreciate those, but we could use more as we only have a few parts identified, and we are hoping to have back ups for those in case our first choice is not available.”

If you want to experience Joe before purchasing his book, he will be at the following book signings:

  • Knoxville’s Women’s Expo at the Knoxville Expo Center from Saturday, July 12th through  Sunday, July 13th
  • Grainger County Tomato Festival July 25th through the 27th
  • Gallery Nuance in downtown Knoxville on July 15th

Or you can visit him at his website The North Pole Press (  Did you expect anything less?

I am continually amazed at the talent and ingenuity of the people I meet as I explore all the things this area has to offer.  Life is an Adventure.