NASHVILLE, TENN. - (August 4, 2022) – Emmy-nominated and Inside Edition’s national correspondent, Megan Alexander, has announced the pre-sale release of her latest children's book, The Magic of A Small Town Christmas. The sweet picture book celebrates the joys, wonders and traditions of a small-town Christmas in the spirit of her UPtv show, Small Town Christmas. The current project is published by Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division and illustrations were created by New York City artist Hiroe Nakata.The Magic of A Small Town Christmas is available on Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Shuster, Megan's official website and more to pre-order here with physical and Kindle e-book delivery on Oct. 18.
In the town of Heartbeat Falls, where skies are crystal clear, the magic of Christmas is celebrated in many different ways: from picking the perfect tree to decorating it with glittering ornaments; from ice skating to eating yummy gingerbread cookies; from hanging handmade stockings to sharing a home cooked meal. Here, the residents know the beauty of a small town doesn’t come from its size, but from the love shared by its people, shining brightly in their eyes.
“I believe our small towns are the heartbeat of America. And they come to life in magical ways during the holidays. Whether it’s the large Christmas tree located in the center of the town square, the kids laughing at the local ice-skating rink, a church filled with Christmas music, or the glow of candles in the windows - these small town scenes are heartwarming to see and experience, “ expressed author, Megan Alexander. “I have traveled the country for my TV show Small Town Christmas on UPtv, and I have experienced how so many small towns and the people in them celebrate Christmas in unique and special ways. From longtime local traditions to classic Christmas sights and sounds, I tried to capture an element of each of these towns and incorporate them into this book.”
Nestled under smoky hills, with skies crystal and clear,
sits my town of Heartbeat Falls, a place I hold so dear…
…It is quite a sight to see.
For the beauty of a small town isn’t based upon its size.
It’s the love shared by its people shining brightly in their eyes.
Nestled under smoky hills,
with skies crystal and clear,
sits my town of Heartbeat Falls,
a place I hold so dear.
Heartbeat Falls may be an imaginary town, but it is Megan’s hope that when you turn the pages, you will see a little of your hometown, your local holiday traditions, and your neighbors in the words and illustrations, just as she does when she celebrates with her own family. There is no place like home for the holidays.
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About Megan Alexander:
Megan Alexander is an Emmy-nominated national host, author, speaker, actress, and the owner of M. Alexander Productions. She is the creator, Executive Producer and Host of the UPtv travel show “Small Town Christmas”, seen every Holiday Season on UPtv. She believes in creating and launching meaningful projects that matter. You can hear and see Megan on a variety of outlets, like the syndicated national news magazine, television show INSIDE EDITION, CBS television shows, Fox News, Lifetime, the Hallmark Channel and many more.
For the 2014 and 2015 NFL seasons, she covered Thursday Night Football on CBS. As an actress, her film credits include roles in the movies Space Warriors, Redeemed, Heartbeats, and in the television dramas Nashville and Still the King. She is an Executive Producer of the feature film Heartbeats. Megan hosts the nationally televised Inspirational Country Music Awards each year. Megan sits on the Board of Trustees for the Hugh O’ Brian Youth Leadership Foundation. She was born and raised in Seattle, WA and attended King’s High School. She graduated from Westmont College with a degree in Political Science. She previously worked with Fox 17, Metro Networks, KENS5, the CBS station in San Antonio, TX, and co-hosted the morning show Great Day San Antonio before joining the INSIDE EDITION. Her first book, Faith in the Spotlight – Thriving in Your Career While Staying True to Your Beliefs, was released by Simon & Schuster on October 4, 2016. She released a second book, One More Hug, a children’s picture book in the Fall 2019. Megan splits time between NYC and Nashville, TN. She and her husband have 2 sons and one daughter. Megan is a Christmas fanatic and still believes.