Virgil has always had a knack for finding things – an excellent journalist trait. As the victim of a society that seems far too easily swayed by impressively white teeth, and equally impressive cleavage, Virgil finds himself out of work, and homeless. Desperate for a commission, he accepts an assignment to write a “fluff piece” about the current winter holiday, and its remarkably attractive character. There’s journalistic integrity, and then there’s reality. The man has to eat, you know.
Always the astute investigator, Virgil attacks his assignment with his usual, obsessive zeal. But he quickly discovers that the new holiday’s “bringer of gifts” has no origins, no background. And absolutely nothing seems to explain why she dresses in tight, revealing clothing. Intrigued, he decides to dive deep into the murky waters of the past, to a time when society celebrated a holiday called Christmas. His research uncovers something shocking: Christmas has been completely erased from history!
Virgil becomes obsessed with the long-forgotten myth, thus beginning his epic, global quest to find the Winter Legend.
Info about the first time author:
E.S. Brtko was born just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Always the creative type, he discovered a love of music and writing at a very early age. At age 10 he began playing the trumpet, but quickly moved to saxophone. By the time he had reached 16 years of age, Mr. Brtko had taught himself to play several musical instruments. However, his love of writing flourished during his later years of high school, and soon, it became his main focus. He won the coveted Quill and Scroll Award for Journalism twice, and has been published in several magazines.
Mr. Brtko spent the greater part of his early adulthood living in different cities and states, sometimes living out of his repurposed, old, hockey equipment bag. This period fed his adventurous and creative inclinations. He has worked a variety of different jobs – including Sales Manager, Professional Piano Player, and Corporate Trainer. Mr. Brtko published his first novel, “Winter Legend”, in 2014. He has now returned to Pittsburgh, his city of birth, where he lives with his wife and son.