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Bestselling Author | Publisher |Screenwriter

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“Why do I write? Writing is my passion. Writing is

my meditation and when I write I am free to say

and express my inner thoughts and feelings without

limitations or apologies. I write for me. I write to

touch the heart, evoke human emotion, compassion,

or change. If I reach even 1 out of the 7 billion,

I will have accomplished something.”


Harlem Holiday, an Amazon Bestseller, was born and raised in Harlem. She spent some time in the Highbridge section of the Bronx and found her Prince Charming in Brooklyn, where they courted and married a year later on Valentine’s Day. She has been writing for over thirty-years short stories and poetry, that she shared with family and her close friends. She went to Gotham Writers’ Workshop to enhance her story writing skills. She attended a HBCU, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania where she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and briefly attended the New School where she studied film and screenwriting. On June 2, 1999, she graduated with a B.A. in Communications, Film, and Video from The City College of New York, and where she was honor for Outstanding Leadership and Services as a Peer Academic Advisor, and the recipient of the university’s Civil City Project Award 1st Prize, for her poem, The Melting Pot.

Harlem Holiday learned early on in her writing journey that authors of color often have to work harder to get published. She also learned the importance of finding quality editors, graphic designers with exceptional visions to create book covers that sell, and powerful promotional book campaigns that attracts a targeted market. As a result she has come to understand that a writer not only must have the passion to write but a certain ability to grasp the business of writing. Through Harlem Holiday’s trial and error experiences, she desires to bring not only quality books but also affordable publishing services for anyone serious about investing in the art of self-publishing.

Harlem Holiday founded HARLEM WESTSIDE PUBLISHING LLC in 2019, to provide exceptional publishing services and great literature: fiction, nonfiction, young adult and children books that focuses on issues and themes related to people of color.

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December 1, 2021

After many years of no Santa Claus sightings, ten-year-old Ronnie Anderson hopes this Christmas will be the year he gets his wish — to meet jolly ole St. Nick and ride in his sled. This holiday will be the most special of all when Ronnie gets his Christmas wish and one more big surprise! One that he never saw coming.

'TWAS MO' THAN JUST A LI'L CHRISTMAS is a gift that teaches life lessons, emphasizing the value of love, unity, family, and traditions that pass down from father to son. Allow this masterpiece to become your own holiday tradition.

Inspired by the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore,

most commonly know as "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

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