Sleighed 2

Elizabeth Willis Barrett

Yesterday was a wonderful Sunday and Brad and I went to dinner at our son Aaron’s home.  Besides a delicious meal made and served by his wife, Liz, we received some delicious news.  Aaron has written a book!  Written and published!  Aaron has never been vocal about his own accomplishments and we probably wouldn’t have known about this great achievement until the newspapers and TV pundits got hold of it and promoted him to a mingling position with J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer.  I’m glad Liz wasn’t shy in pulling it up on the computer and letting us revel in Aaron’s successful entry into the world of e-publishing.

I was quick to buy my own copy at a paltry fee of $4.95 and download it onto my Ipad.  Since I am quite adamant about listening to books instead of reading them, finding a minute to sit down and read a chapter has been a bit challenging but the read is great.  Aaron is a very good writer!  Brad bought a copy, too, and is well into it and likes it very much.  Since he is as hard to please as I am, that is saying a lot.  I hope you will take a minute and a tiny portion of your credit card’s vast capabilities and purchase and download a copy for yourself.  You will not be sorry.  It will definitely entertain you and you will give a budding new author the impetus to continue his talent.

The irony of Aaron’s venture is that his wife, Liz and I, along with two other friends, have been meeting in a writing group for three years hoping to write something worthy of publication.  None of us has made it so far although our hopes are floating high.  Here Aaron has succeeded without availing himself of our vast knowledge and without ever sitting for even a second in a group such as ours!  He did it totally on his own in precious moments snatched from lunch breaks and his family man role which includes the parenting of three awesome sons.

The title of his book is Sleighed (The North Pole Chronicles) which is a great play on words.  His pen name is James Dragon.  I don’t know why he didn’t want to use his very notable given name of Aaron Nikolai Barrett since I was half of the party who gave it to him, but authors have their own way of doing things.

You can even download a chapter or two of Sleighed for free just to see if you like it.  Go to and search for Sleighed (The North Pole Chronicles). Youcan then read all about it.  It is a fantasy for Christmas written with Young Adults in mind.  And in our minds we are all young adults, right?  You can even go to and purchase it there.  Oh, the wonders of the Internet!

Happy reading!

Audio-Sleighed: read by the author


2 comments on “Sleighed

  1. LIz Raabe Barrett says:

    Liz, this is great…and so funny. Once again, I laughed out loud as I read one of your posts!

  2. Nancy says:

    Wow, congratulations on being the mother of a published author!!! How exciting. How will I EVER remember his pretend name????????

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