Kelly Carper Polden, a local author and communications consultant, is proud to announce that her short story, entitled “The Miracle of the Lord’s Prayer,” is published in the newly released anthology entitled Christmas Miracles, edited by Cecil Murphey and Marley Gibson and published by St. Martin’s Press. The book was released in late October and is available in bookstores across the country. According to the publisher, robust book orders have already catapulted Christmas Miracles into its third printing with more than 44,000 copies purchased by book buyers. Barnes & Noble doubled its order after a buyer declared Christmas Miracles to be a top pick for holiday gift giving. A media outlet in Europe is negotiating rights to translate the book into several languages and distribute it around the world.
Ms. Carper Polden’s story “The Miracle of the Lord’s Prayer,” is a true tale how her father survived and triumphed over the loss of his leg in a 1949 accident. Irl “Pat” Carper rehabilitated himself and went on to live a long and successful life while counseling other amputees who lost a limb in accidents or as a result of war.
Ms. Carper Polden’s short stories are also featured in the September 2009 release of Chicken Soup for the Soul What I Learned from the Dog, and the June 2009 Patchwork Path: Dad’s Bowtie anthology. She became a first-time author in December 2007 when BookSurge Publishing, an Amazon company, published her book, Puppy Tales: The Adventures of Adam the Australian Shepherd. The book was written for children ages 8-10 and dog lovers of all ages. It is available locally at Book People in Austin, at www.austinaussierescue.com, and at www.amazon.com and other online booksellers. A portion of the sale of each book benefits Austin Aussie Rescue and the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center; both are 501c3 organizations.
About the Author: Kelly Carper Polden is an award-winning communicator with more than 20 years experience in writing/editing, media/public relations, and marketing communications. She owns Kelly Carper Communications, a communications consulting business (www.kellycarper communications.com), and works for a variety of clients. She also writes for local and regional publications in central Texas, and for “Belonging”, a client’s magazine for people with hemophilia and bleeding disorders. Throughout her career, Kelly has won numerous awards including a national Clarion Award and an international Sulzer Innovation Award.