• Catching up with old friends

    28 December 2023

    I had a lovely online reunion yesterday with these two girls -- who are now young women in their mid-twenties! You might recognise the photo if you've ever checked out my Wikipedia page -- it was...

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  • Christmas Day video

    25 December 2023

    It's my Christmas Day speech to the world!! Want to watch me waffle on for 7 minutes, chatting about what I got up to last year, what I'm planning for 2024, and when I'm having my Christmas...

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  • Twas the Night… 2023

    24 December 2023

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the flat
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a cat.
    The black bags were hung outside by the lifts,
    In the hope that old Santa would drop off some...

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  • Shanta reminder 2023

    23 December 2023

    Christmas is almost upon us, and if you haven't yet read my SHANTA CLAUS short story, this would be as good a time as any, before it goes back into storage for another year...


    Shanta is a story...

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  • Chat with Darren Shan

    21 December 2023

    "I had an interesting chat with Darren Shan this afternoon on Zoom! �� I discovered the Larten Crepsley saga many years after reading the Darren Shan saga and I was so pleased to read more about Mr...

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  • Buzzfeed - 22 stinkers

    20 December 2023

    While the Cirque Du Freak movie has plenty of fans (it does! honestly!!), there's no denying that lots of people dislike it too, especially if they'd read my books first and were dismayed by the...

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