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StoryMakers with Russell Hicks SANTA dot com

StoryMakers with Russell Hicks SANTA.COM

Ho, ho…HELP! Times have changed. Santa’s Workshop has been modernised and Christmas has been hacked by Cyber Scrooge! What’s a young elf to do? Find out more about this the inspiration for this exciting new holiday tale on StoryMakers with Russell Hicks, author of SANTA.COM!

In SANTA.COM we find Santa on a road trip visiting communities he normally only flies over on Christmas Eve. We wonder where YOU would take Santa in YOUR TOWN if you could show him around for a day? Let us know in the comments below!

ABOUT the Book

A modern tale packed with Christmas spirit and holiday humor, Santa.com is sure to be your family’s favorite new Christmas story.

In the good old days, the elves made toys by hand at Santa’s workshop, but times have changed. The North Pole modernized, and Santa.com was born. Now, Christmas wishes are fulfilled by robotic candy cane arms and delivered by peppermint drones . . . until Cyber Scrooge hacks the system! Little Yo-Yo the elf thinks they still have a chance to save Christmas, but can the reindeer still fly? And more importantly, will Santa come out of retirement?

ABOUT Russell

With a distinguished tenure at the helm of Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Russell Hicks has masterminded countless iconic franchises like Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob, and Dora the Explorer. As Chief Creative Officer of Curiosity Ink Media group, Hicks leads creative development and production activities and continues to build defining brands in children’s entertainment.


A children’s author, screenwriter, and product developer, Matt Cubberly launched the small press publishing company, The WilderWay, LLC, in Chicago, where he developed a slate of multiple children’s books. At Curiosity Ink Media, he heads up the development of both existing and original IP, as well as co-produces Curiosity’s feature films and television series.


Ryley Garcia is an illustrator and visual development artist from Toronto, Canada working in children’s books and the entertainment industry. Whether it be digital painting, oils, watercolors, or even pastels, Ryley enjoys any opportunity to tell stories using color and light.

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