• Nearly the end of the summer snaps

    18 December 2022

    I've shared lots of photos of the Shan clan's summer holiday to London. We're almost at the end of their run, but here are four more harking back to warmer, drier days.

    The first was taken on July...

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  • Harkat fan art

    17 December 2022

    Cirque Du Freak fan art... good.

    But Cirque Du Freak fan... art of Harkat Mulds even... better!!

    Thank you to the four... talented Shansters who drew me so... lovingly. I've seldom looked...

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  • Simple bookshelves

    16 December 2022

    I've featured photos of lots of different types of bookshelves over the last several months, but today I'm keeping things clean and simple -- a single shelf, with lots of Darren Shan books stacked...

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  • Shanta Claus 2022

    15 December 2022

    He's back!!

    As he does every year, SHANTA CLAUS returns to my website for a strictly limited appearance. I first wrote my "Shanta Claus" story more than 20 years ago, to tie in with the release of...

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  • Dave Jeffery’s faves

    14 December 2022

    I was absolutely delighted to see Archibald Lox and the Legion of the Lost get a wonderful mention from fellow author Dave Jeffery on Facebook, as one of his favourite books of 2022: ...

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  • Eyes on the prize!

    13 December 2022

    Elves on shelves are causing chaos in the Shan household!!!


    For those of you who might not know about the elf on the shelf phenomenon... basically, Santa sends elves out across the world to...

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