• 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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  • Friday the 13th - Darren Shan style!

    13 May 2022

    Not being a superstitious soul, I don't pay much attention when the date happens to be a Friday the 13th. But I DO have a great idea for the next time the Friday The 13th movie series gets a reboot...

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  • First review for Sinkhole To Hell

    12 May 2022

    The 7th Archibald Lox book goes on sale at the end of this month, and the first review for it is in! I'm always a bit nervous ahead of reviews, as there's no telling how readers are going to react...

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  • May 2022 competition

    11 May 2022

    To celebrate the release of Volume 6 (the FINAL volume!!) of the Cirque Du Freak manga omnibus, I'm running a competition with SIX signed, dated copies of VOLUME 4 up for grabs -- this collects...

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