• From manga to cartoon

    04 May 2019

    A fan called Numie decided to do a cartoon-style drawing of Darren and Mr Crepsley from my Cirque Du Freak books, inspired by a panel in the manga series drawn by the wonderful Takahiro Arai. I...

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  • Edinbugh Book Festival

    03 May 2019

    Edinburgh is a beautiful, majestic city, worth a visit any time of the year, but it's especially worth visiting in August, when the Edinburgh International Book Festival runs for three glorious...

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  • Shanville Monthly

    01 May 2019

    It's the start of a new month, which means... a new issue of the Shanville Monthly! For those unfamiliar with it, this is a monthly newsletter in which I round up the main bits of Darren Shan (and...

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  • Tattoo Tuesday

    30 April 2019

    I have another Tattoo Tuesday post for you, and this one will make your hair singe! It was sent to me by a fan called Chloe, who wanted to immortalise Mr Tiny, and the control he exercised over...

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  • Germany calling

    29 April 2019

    One of my German fans was very excited to spot the Cirque Du Freak movie streaming on Netflix in Germany. I hope that excitement held through their viewing of the film, though I know there's a good...

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  • Birds of a feather

    28 April 2019

    I've been sharing lots of photos of my daughter Gaia since she hit our world last month, but I don't want to overlook my other little monster, the light in the darkness that is Dante Shan! So here...

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