Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Charles Pascalar to the blog! He is the author of Holidays for Kids and is here to share some information about his book. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links at the bottom of the post and pick up a copy or two.
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IBP: How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?
Charles:It’s a way for parents to connect with their kids while doing fun,unique holidays together with both learning new things to create memories to last their lifetimes.
IBP: State a random fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Charles: Lucky enough to have been on the TV show Dallas for 2 years, have won a NASCAR championship, AND wanted to be a joke writer for Johnny Carson.
IBP: Do you have a day job?
Charles: YES. I am Vice President of Marketing for Payless ShoeSource. I have been a marketing executive for several years and absolutely LOVE helping customers get the most out of their experience with retailers.
IBP: Do you have any advice for unpublished authors?
Charles: YES. Write the Book! Then review it and fix it. The next great American novel doesn’t happen unless you actually start it and finish it.
IBP: What’s the hardest part of writing a book?
Charles: For me, it was remembering everything I did in the previous 12 years and writing it down to tell a story that someone else could follow if they didn’t know what I was talking about.
IBP: How long did it taken you to write your current book ?
Charles: It took 9 years of doing things with my kids to come up with everything that was included in the book, but then after I decided to write the story…only about 3 weeks to complete the first draft.
IBP: What inspired you to write, you took any ideas from other books, movies etc?
Charles: My kids inspired me to come up with the ideas, and after they had grown up, they were telling their friends about some of the things we had done together and their friends remarked how FUN that all seemed. So rather than letting our traditions, just be ours, I decided to share with others.
IBP: Your favorite books and author?
Charles: I go in spurts with reading and authors as earlier in my life it was John Steinbeck, followed by James Michener, John Grisham, and then Dan Brown. I have read the first books of Twilight, Harry Potter etc to be more relevant to my kids as those are the book they have been inspired to read.
IBP: How important do you find the communication between you and your readers? Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews?
Charles: YES, YES, YES! What’s more fun than getting feedback on your work, listening to what they enjoyed doing with their kids. I get a lot of feedback from twiiter right now and it makes it easy to respond.
IBP: Do you ever run into someone who says “You write WHAT?”
Charles: My best story is one of my new direct reports at work found out I had written a book and her comment was…so what’s it called, “Marketing by Chuck”, or “Marketing Magic” given my career and when I said no it is “Holidays For Kids” she said WHAT????
IBP: Are you reading or writing something else at the moment?
Charles: I am working on another book entitled “Table # 3” that I dreamed up years ago and doing some fun research on how it can come across in book form.
Charles Pascalar is an accomplished and insightful marketer, speaker and writer. He has achieved success in many fields including a professional sports team championship, TV and radio appearances, leading nationally-recognized retail marketing departments, raising two great children, and being tolerated by a wonderful wife. He sits on numerous retail advisory boards and enjoys playing the piano, writing, dreaming, and traveling.
His personal and professional goals are simply “to make a difference.”
This is his first book and hopes it will make a difference in the lives of children and parents everywhere.
Charles can be found on
Holidays for Kids can be purchased:
Be the coolest parent in the neighborhood, maybe in the world. It’s all in this book and so easy. Every child and adult looks forward to enjoying the next big holiday season with their friends and family. What if you could celebrate several of those holidays every month with your kids? Give them some fun days that no other children experience. Give them low or no cost holidays that build a stronger emotional connection with them. Make their friends, and yours, look at you with envy over celebrating things that no one ever thought about. In this book, you will learn the most important birthday for your child and cool new holidays like One Day Fun Day, May Day Play Day, Awesome August Adventure Day, January Journey, September Search, Pie Day, Slurpee Day, and over forty others. Plus, learn how to celebrate the more traditional holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and President’s Day in fun new ways. Learn bedtime and good-morning songs, how to educate your kids on things even teachers don’t know, and have your kids begging for more. This book took twelve years to develop all those cool things. It’s now available exclusively for you.