• Top 100 recommended reads

    18 June 2020

    I often get asked to recommend books to readers who've enjoyed Cirque Du Freak or one of my other tomes and want something else to move on to while they're waiting for the next Darren Shan novel to...

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  • Fan done good!

    17 June 2020

    There was an author interview with debut novelist Rachel Hobbs on the Hasty Book List site recently. The first question was, "Which author do you draw inspiration from?" And, well, I don't think...

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  • CILIP interview

    16 June 2020

    A new interview with me appeared on CILIP (the UK's library and information association website) just before the weekend. I discuss my new Archibald Lox series, the difficulties of world-building...

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  • Surreal Horror: A Seven-Book Starter Pack

    15 June 2020

    As a lifelong lover of the horror genre (surprise!) I'm always on the lookout for new angles. Sure, it's still fun just to be scared or grossed out if it's done in an entertaining way, but what I...

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  • A Sunday stroll with the Shans, continued

    14 June 2020

    I posted some photos last Sunday of the Shan clan out on a Sunday constitutional back in mid April. These photos hail from than same walk, when we went down a boreen (a narrow old Irish road) to...

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  • Four faces of a vampire and his assistant

    13 June 2020

    While artistic Shansters often draw individual pictures of Darren Shan and (especially) Mr Crepsley, they also quite often frame the two of them together, since they were such a closeknit team in...

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