• Tattoo Tuesday

    24 September 2019

    The Tattoo Tuesday roll continues. This week's was sent to me by a fan called Dale, who decided to pay homage to two of Cirque Du Freak's smaller stars -- Harkat Mulds and Madam Octa! I don't...

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  • Happy Birthday to…

    23 September 2019

    Five years ago today, I unleashed my greatest horror masterpiece upon an unsuspecting world. No, I'm not talking about one of my books -- I'm talking about my son, Dante!! I suppose it was always a...

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  • Smile!!!

    22 September 2019

    Some more Shan snaps from our August holiday to Mallorca. I know, I know -- they seem never-ending, don't they?!? But hey, as autumn settles in around me, I'm enjoying looking back on our trip to...

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  • Disappointing review?

    21 September 2019

    This is a bizarre one!


    As most of you probably already know, I write for adults as well as children/teenagers, and these days I release those books under the name of Darren Dash. Back in 2015,...

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  • Harley Quinn

    20 September 2019

    A recent review on the But Why Tho? site for a new Harley Quinn graphic novel mentioned in summation that it "should be a must-read for all Harley Quinn fans and fans of YA novels such as Cirque du...

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  • Shantastic pets

    19 September 2019

    Shansters naming their pets after characters in my books is not a new phenomenon (perhaps most famously, many years ago one of Jonathan Ross's daughters named the family cats Darren and Steve!) but...

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