A Shade Of Christmas

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Craig P Wilson

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An accident in a snowstorm derails four terrorists' mission to kill many Westerners. A Christian farmer saves them from perishing in the cold by taking them into his home. Is his family's Christmas spirit enough to bring these young men from the darkness and into the light?



Short Summary

Khalil, the main character, has received a text telling him his cells been activated and that he's to pick up his partners in terror. While driving in a snowstorm, the reader feels the conflict Khalil lives with. A car accident introduces Robert Anderson, who saves these young men on many levels..

The terrorists walk with the Anderson family through a packed mall on boxing day, each wearing an explosive vest. Three of the four visitors are filled with conflict, as they've felt the love of this beautiful family's Christmas holiday.


Small town US

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Khalil

Age: twenty

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Empathetic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Underdog,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Robert Anderson

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Confident,Decisive,Religious,Leader,Honorable,Heroic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Patriotic,Aspiring,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Emir

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Villainous,Masculine,Confident,Sexy,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Outspoken,Heartthrob,Unapologetic,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Janet Anderson

Age: 7

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Gracious,Outspoken,Selfless

Development Pitch

For many families, Christmas is a magical time for giving, receiving, and feeling love. But what if you unknowingly rescued four terrorists from hypothermia by bringing them into the warmth of your home during the holidays? When Khalil entered the United States, his heart was full of hate. The relationships he's formed with his roommate and piers while masquerading as a nursing student at college have made him happy. The mirage of a better life evaporates as a text informs him that his cell has been activated; it's time to meet his associates of terror. Khalil is quickly reunited with the hate he's been conditioned to feel towards Western Civilization when his dark associates enter the rental car. As they drive deeper and deeper into the unforgiving heart of a snowstorm, conflict rages within as Khalil's reminded of all that he's lost. Then an accident derails his re-association with evil. For Robert Anderson, rescuing these four young men and bringing them to his farm and into his family's Christmas celebration is what any good Christian would do. Questioning God's will has no place in this man's heart. Is his family's Christmas Spirit strong enough to cause these hateful visitors to question their own devout beliefs and choose to feel love rather than hate?

About The Author

Craig P. Wilson works in a nursing home as a Personal Support worker, helping to maintain the dignity of those that can’t. He lives with his two children and an amazingly supportive partner in a small town in Canada. Wilson has explored many genres of writing while sharpening his craft.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Koz-Publishing

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available