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  • A Semi for a Sleigh
  • A Semi for a Sleigh

A Semi for a Sleigh

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For an ol"stick" named Clutch, it's just another blizzard blowing in from the north across the lonely Wyoming prairie. But this is Christmas Eve. On this special night, Clutch begins a journey where mysterious and unforgettable characters will change his life forever. A Semi For A Sleigh is a colorful narrative, complete with original musical score and songs on a companion CD. This timeless tale is destined to become the highway Christmas classic.

Mark Mendonsa, a retired truck driver, lives with his wife, Tamara, on a lake near Wasilla, Alaska. Mark came north to Valdez to work on the Alyeska Pipeline. For most of his career he drove out of the Anchorage port. Mark enjoys writing, painting, and traveling the back roads of America. Most of all, he loves the time he shares with his family. A Semi For A Sleigh was conceived one snowbound Christmas Eve as Mark's tire chains were "singing like sleigh bells ringing." His story evolved into a family project as his mother, Mary, became his co-writer and his brother, Charles, composed and produced the soundtrack to complete the work.

Mary Mendonsa, coauthor of A Semi For A Sleigh, is Mark Mendonsa's mother. Since childhood, and through a sixty-year marriage to the father of her six sons, she has written verse, essays, letters, and articles. Being published frequently in newspapers has kept her avocation alive. Thus, to share authorship with her son, Mark, is an especial gift.

Charles Victor Mendonsa has been making music for more than four decades. An accomplished performer and gold record awarded songwriter, he composed, performed, and recorded the soundtrack to A Semi For A Sleigh as a solo project in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his family.

Karen Whitworth, a professional artist, lives in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. She enjoys her career as an illustrator and was delighted to help bring A Semi For A Sleigh to life.

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