C.J. Livingstone

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My name is C.J. Livingstone. I’m a writer and a musician. I’m originally from England but now reside in California. I write books that mainly focus on children or young adults because I find that stage of life so fascinating, when anything seems possible. I like mixing stark realism with fantastical elements and I like the idea that imagination is all you really need to be endlessly occupied.

I didn’t actually read too much growing up as I was more into music. I only had time for my guitar. I played in many bands on both sides of the Atlantic. That was the inspiration for my first two books—Hogtown.

I’ve had the idea for my latest book Santa Inc. for well over a decade and originally I wrote it as a movie script. But it languished on my com
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Introducing Santa Inc.

Hey Everybody - this is my first blog for Goodreads so I figured the best thing to do would be to tell you a little more about my new book, Santa Inc.

I actually came up with the idea many years ago - around 2007 - and at the time it was nothing more than the title. Really I just liked the juxtaposing of those two words - one which is associated inextricably with the holiday season and festive chee Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 01, 2020 13:32 Tags: christmas, dahl, dickens, holidays, santa

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