• Epigram review

    19 May 2022

    There was a nice article on Epigram (the University of Bristol student newspaper) a few months back, listing four recommended horror novels, books that are "bursting with fresh possibilities" for...

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  • May 2022 competition winners

    18 May 2022

    I've drawn the winners of my May competition, where six signed, dated copies of Volume 4 of the Cirque Du Freak manga omnibus were up for grabs, and the lucky Shansters, in the order drawn, were......

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  • May 2022 competition - last chance saloon!

    17 May 2022

    It's your last chance to enter my May COMPETITION -- it shuts to entries at 11:59pm UK time TONIGHT!!!


    The FINAL volume of the Cirque Du Freak manga omnibus goes on sale this day NEXT WEEK, so...

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  • Why are kids obsessed with horror?!?

    16 May 2022

    Last Halloween, a vlogger called Leo Vader (with 130k followers!!) posted a fun video looking at the question of why children are obsessed with horror. It was a very popular piece, with over 79,000...

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  • Edvard Munch’s Mickey!!!

    15 May 2022

    In March, around the time of St Patrick's Day, the Shan clan decamped for Bunratty Folk Park, one of our favourite family haunts. They had added attractions to celebrate our world-famous holiday,...

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  • Four stages of Darren Shan

    14 May 2022

    Although it's known as the Cirque Du Freak series in the USA, the correct name of my 12 book series about vampires is, of course, The Saga Of Darren Shan. (Though in retrospect I do think the...

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