Bayfield author imparts value of kindness through endearing kids’ storybook

BAYFIELD, Colo. — Young readers will learn about the real essence of Santa Claus in the hardback edition of author Brooke Smith’s children’s book, “Brinley Discovers Santa,” which will be released nationwide this week.

Riding the bus home one day, Brinley is teased for believing in Santa Claus in “Brinley Discovers Santa.” Pondering the words that were said, Brinley chooses to face the facts and, along with the support of Mom, makes a choice that ultimately changes the spirit of Santa forever — and for the better!

In this story, Brinley faces some hard facts and makes a choice to participate in random acts of kindness and to carry forward the true spirit of Santa every day.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Smith was born in Santa Cruz, spent five years on Kaua’i and finally settled in Colorado, where she lives in the mountains with her husband, Jeff, and three curious children. The author is involved in different community organizations. She works at the local library, writes and continues to create, to ponder and to discover.

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