Tomparasil is a very forward-thinking elf, embracing the technology of the 19th-century world. When Santa decides to go global, Tom decides his time has come. But there are those in the workshop who would rather he stayed in the boiler room where he belongs.
Title: Steampunk Santa
Author: Marc Vun Kannon
Word Count: 26/5547
Target Audience (Ages): 14+
Marc Vun Kannon was born in Bethpage, Long Island, and grew up with a complete collection of Oz books in his room, and Star Trek on the TV. After surviving his teen age years, he entered Hofstra University. Five years later, he exited with a BA in philosophy and a wife. He still has both, but the wife is more useful.
A series of minor jobs followed, which allowed him to enter Graduate School for Philosophy. Although he chose not to complete the degree, his studies inspired him to write his first novel, Unbinding the Stone. His wife inspired him to have children.
He went back to school, and completed a Computer Science degree. He also wrote his second novel, A Warrior Made, and a variety of short stories. Currently he is employed as a Tier One support engineer at Bottomline Technologies, a father to his three children, husband to his wife, and author to his books.
He, and they, now reside in Wading River, Long Island, New York.