• Funderland Xmas 2022

    30 April 2023

    Back during the Christmas period, the Shans visited Funderland in Dublin, where the kids (and Mrs Shan) went on a few fairground rides. Here are some photos from our visit.


    In the first, Dante...

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  • Non-character art

    29 April 2023

    Artistic Shansters normally draw characters from my books when they turnb their hand to a bit of Darren Shan-inspired fan art, but sometimes they take a different approach, and here are four such...

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  • Two faces of Hagurosan

    26 April 2023

    Yesterday I posted a photo of a list of my books which a fan with the Twitter handle of ChaosPixie The Bookworm had created, to help her track down all of my books. She'd just managed to track down...

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  • A Shantastic list

    25 April 2023

    As a very prolific author, I know it can be difficult keeping up with all my books. Quite part from the expense of buying them, there's almost the not-so-minor matter of simply figuring out just...

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  • Final reminder of Archie Vol 1 sale

    24 April 2023

    As I said in a post last week, the ebook of Archibald Lox Volume 1: The Missing Princess was chosen to feature in a Barnes & Noble promotion -- 500 ebooks Under $5. To tie in with the promo, I...

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  • Waiting for Babcia

    23 April 2023

    Shortly after Christmas, BABCIA -- Mrs Shan's mother -- flew home to spend a couple of weeks with us. We call her Babcia because that's the Polish for Grandmother, and she comes from a Polish...

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