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Making a List. . .

. . . of Susan J. Kroupa’s acclaimed Christmas stories,  available at all the major ebook outlets. First up is Gabriel & Mr. Death, a haunting,  lyrical story about life, love, and miracles, narrated in the Appalachian voice of Gabriel, a black and tan coonhound. Here are what some readers have written about Gabriel:

GAMD 800“I sighed. I smiled. I wanted Gabriel the Hound to come live with me. A wonderful story at any time of year, but so perfect for Christmas time.”—Falcon Ridge Publishing

“It gave me goosebumps and a lump in the throat all at the same time.” –Mary Ann Whitley

“It made me laugh, cry, and once again realize what a great gift a pet can be.”–Elaine Farley

“Grab a tissue before the last few pages, because Susan Kroupa is skilled at touching emotions with her words.”—Virginia Smith

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, itunes, & Smashwords.


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The Reviews Are In!

Somehow she knows the secret of fabricating tears from mere words”– Gerald Weinberg
The reviews of the three Christmas stories offered by Susan J. Kroupa have been overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few samples:


Walter’s Christmas-Night Musik

was chosen by Kristine Kathryn Rusch for her December 2010 Recommended Reading List, calling it “A wonderful story about Christmas Night Visitors. Unlike the previous Christmas night visitor stories you’ve read, these visitors are a surprise.  I’d like to be visited by these folks. I found myself thinking about this story long after I finished reading it.”

Another reader wrote, “This story is full of Christmas wonder and leaves you with a warm holiday feeling.”

 Gabriel & Mr. Death

has struck a chord with dog lovers. One reviewer wrote “Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? In “Gabriel & Mr. Death,” author Susan Kroupa tells a sweet story from the point of view of Gabriel, a black-and-tan hound dog. Gabriel’s voice is clear, his understanding (and lack thereof) of his human family’s situation charming. And when Gabriel finds himself trying to protect his owner from a threat she doesn’t see — Mr. Death — you’d better have the tissues handy, or you won’t be able to read through your tears to find out what happens!
A wonderful story for any season. “

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And about this story of whimsy and romance on Christmas Eve, one reviewer said,  “It was the perfect story for me, and would have been even in mid-summer. Ms. Kroupa is just the kind of magical storyteller who can thaw the coldest hearts without a heater or fan.”

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