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Help publish 'The Santa Switch' book

by: CHERYL CROUTHAMEL - West Linn author Laura Lee Scott needs financial help to publish her new children's book, 'The Santa Switch.' She has until Sept. 9 to raise $4,200 via Kickstarter.West Linn author Laura Lee Scott is in the midst of self-publishing her first children’s book, “The Santa Switch,” a Christmas tale that brings a modern Mrs. Claus to life.

“In “The Santa Switch,” Mrs. Jessica Claus (yes, she does have a first name) finally sheds her rather bland, wallflower image to become the fabulous female role model she’s always had the potential to be. This modern version of Jessica believes in equality, compassion, and continued education. She loves her good-natured, big-hearted husband, and they share the same, philanthropic vision — but she’s definitely his equal partner, the “doer” to his “dreamer.” And, while she’s CEO (Chief Elf Optimizer) of the world’s most successful, top-secret toy production facility, she also loves to kick off her shoes and get her groove on, while knocking out a few dozen batches of cookies and spreading some serious (or, not-so-serious!) holiday joy to anyone willing to believe in a little Christmas magic,” writes Scott of her book.

To fund the publishing of the book Scott has launched a Kickstarter project, with the goal of raising $4,200 by 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 9. To learn more about the Kickstarter project and donate funds visit kickstarter.com/projects/thesantaswitch/the-santa-switch-brings-a-modern-mrs-claus-to-life or visit jessicaclaus.com. Copies of the book can be preordered on the website.




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