"Holly Claus, Santa's daughter, who was born from a wish, is inspiring the children of the world this Christmas to write letters, not about what they want as gifts, but about their dreams and aspirations," says author Ryan, who was nominated for the prestigious Quill Award this year, "and Holly Claus is writing back to each child."
The letters to Holly Claus, from all around the globe, are addressed to "Holly Claus, The Royal Palace, The City of Forever, The Land of the Immortals," where the Claus family resides. And now the residence has its own zip code of 90209-1225.
"I welcome every letter that comes in from a child as a treasure," says Ryan. "And to each child, I write back a letter as Holly that inspires them to follow their dreams. Just as Santa Claus has a defined purpose for the children of the world, his daughter, Holly Claus, has her purpose. She lives to awaken the dreams inside children and supports them in realizing the value of their dreams. She inspires them to believe."
The popular novel "The Legend of Holly Claus" is the first in a planned series of books and films involving Holly Claus and her quest to inspire children, and adults, to discover and realize their dreams. The second novel in the series is planned for publication in 2006.