Ernie Yarborough lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and enjoys his time on the beach where he can create ideas for stories that children will enjoy. One Christmas he asked his granddaugter Samantha "what would happen if your daddu was Santa Claus?" She replied "what Grandpop?" I told her "then you would be Samantha Claus." She said "you are silly Grandpop but that's funny." And so the idea for a book was born.