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(1) To send me an E-MAIL, please use the CONTACT FORM and PLEASE make sure you enter your correct email address, otherwise my reply will bounce. I read every e-mail which is sent to me, and try to reply to all of them, but I can't guarantee an answer. My replies are usually pretty short, so if you're looking for info about me, e.g. for a school report, you might want to take a look in the About Darren section, since that's where many of the most-asked questions are answered. If you're a wannabe author looking for help, check out the Writing Tips part of my site, where I talk in-depth about my writing process.

(2) If you want to send me a LETTER or write to me for an AUTOGRAPH the address is:

Darren Shan,
County Limerick,

I always reply with a handwritten, autographed letter, but it can sometimes take a couple of months or more for me to respond, so please be patient. And don't forget to include your address, and make it as clear as you can -- I can't write back to you if I can't read your address!

SIGNED BOOKS -- please do not send books to me through the post to be signed. I do not have a system in place for processing books, and cannot guarantee that I will be able to return any books sent to me.

TEACHERS -- I get lots of letters from students who have read my books in class, and who have been encouraged by their teachers to write to me. While I love reading these letters, I do not have enough time to reply to them all. If you are a teacher, and several (or dozens!) of your students are writing to me, PLEASE send the letters together, in one envelope, and I will send a single letter to the group in response.


If you live in the UK or Ireland, and are interested in arranging a Darren Shan event, please use the CONTACT FORM on my site. I am not doing events at the moment, but I can keep your details on file and forward them to my publishers the next time I go out on tour.

If you live in another area of the world and want to know if I will be visiting your country, please keep an eye on the Shanville Monthly. I travel to lots of different countries on tour, and always provide lots of advance warning, with advice of how to "pitch" for me.

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