• July competition

    28 July 2011

    The very exctiing news for anyone who entered the July Shanville Monthly competition before the cut-off date is that EVERYONE is a winner!! Yes, I was able to find a prize for every entrant for...

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  • Tough times for newbloods

    26 July 2011

    There was a worrying article inthe Bookseller in the UK recently about the difficulties that children's authors are facing. You can read the full article here:...

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  • Ungroovy teachers!!

    22 July 2011

    I received the following email from a fan in Canada:


    It has always been my dream to write books. Since I could write I would write picture books. As my age progressed I started writing...

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  • The Saga of my prep work!

    20 July 2011

    I've been busy, since my return to Ireland, preparing for my solo Edinburgh event in August (see the Shanville Monthly or Events pages on http://www.darrenshan.com for date, time, etc). Usually...

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  • Ocean of Blood comp update

    12 July 2011

    http://apps.facebook.com/oceanofblood/ Latest incentive to enter the Ocean Of Blood Facebook competition -- 50 lucky fans will each win a signed Palace Of The Damned cover proof!! These proofs...

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  • Crikey!!!

    07 July 2011

    Crikey!! Can't believe I haven't produced a proper blog entry since June 16th!!! I used to blog almost daily, but now I tend to focus more on Twitter, which allows me to pass on messages more...

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