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Penticton’s Bob Mazar Reveals How Santa Came to Be Retired firefighter becomes children’s author while fighting cancer

Nov 16, 2023

Penticton’s Bob Mazar Reveals How Santa Came to Be Retired firefighter becomes children’s author while fighting cancer
Penticton’s Bob Mazar Reveals How Santa Came to Be
Retired firefighter becomes children’s author while fighting cancer

Penticton, BC November, 2022 Penticton resident, Robert “Bob” Mazar never expected to publish a book. But then, this active retired firefighter also never expected to deal with serious cancer. Sitting for long hours in a chemotherapy chair at Penticton Hospital, Bob thought about doing something meaningful with his time.
Bob muses, “As a kid I always wondered where Santa came from. What was his story?” He’s not quite sure if that was how it all began, but Bob began writing. A wonderfully warm and imaginative story emerged.
At first, Bob was reluctant to share his writing. When he finally did, people loved it and encouraged him to publish. He engaged a Canadian publisher, FriesenPress, and friends helped with the process. Now, this father, grandfather, and newly minted great grand-father can add author to his list of achievements.
Bob’s debut publication, How Santa Came to Be: The Real Story is inspired by his active imagination and love of his family. Dedicated to his great grand-daughter, the book is more than just a story, it is a testament to his brave, resilient character.
Bob says, “I hope it entertains the little ones—and the bigger one who reads to them.”
Bob and wife Dawnie live in Penticton BC.

How Santa Came to Be: The Real Story by Robert J. Mazar, illustrated by Paul Schultz

Available online in paperback, hard cover and e-book editions at FriesenPress and Amazon.ca

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Contact Name: Bob Mazar
Contact Phone: 2502766104
Contact Email: [email protected]
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