• 51 or 52?!?

    29 February 2020

    A follow-up to yesterday's post.


    I realised, after I'd published it, that there have actually been 52 published Darren Shan books, not the 51 that I quoted. It wasn't that I got my numbers...

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  • What’s missing?!?

    28 February 2020

    Over the years, quite a few fans have sent me photos of their Darren Shan collections. They're usually pretty impressive -- I've written a LOT of books, and they take up a lot of shelf space when...

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  • Getting started

    27 February 2020

    A fan of my books, called Kendra, recently wrote to me for some advice about publishing. In her email she said:


    "I'm a comic artist/animator, just about to graduate college, and I have a piece...

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  • Books, Films & Random Lunacy

    26 February 2020

    Just as readers have favourite authors, I think authors who read their reviews tend to have favourite reviewers too. I'm not talking about favouring those who always give you a glowing review --...

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  • Shanentine’s Day

    25 February 2020

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, so I'm either a couple of weeks late with these, or 50 weeks early for next year's day of love! :-)

    These were drawn by Amity Lee, for those fans of my Cirque Du...

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  • Hedwig and the Angry Freak!

    24 February 2020

    I get Google alerts any time Cirque Du Freak is mentioned in a news story, and I got one recently concerning an upcoming run of the musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch in Pennsylvania in the USA.


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