If you live in the UK and have a problem with your eyesight and prefer to listen to my books, then you’ll be pleased to know that RNIB have added more titles from the Demonata series to their Talking Books Library. You can find out more about the RNIB Library and my books in braille, giant print and accessible Talking Books here: http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/readingwriting/rnibnationallibrary/booksforchildren/Pages/books_for_children.aspx
The following of my books are currently available: The Vampire Blood Trilogy and The Vampire Rites Trilogy are available in braille, giant print and as RNIB Talking Books. The Vampire War Trilogy and The Vampire Destiny Trilogy are available in braille and giant print. Lord Loss is available in giant print and the first five books of The Demonata are available as RNIB Talking Books.
MR CREPSLEY'S FINAL HURRAH
The paperback edition of Brothers To The Death goes on sale in the UK and Ireland on September 27th. So if you haven’t yet read the final book about Larten Crepsley and his rise and fall, this is the time to catch up. The book was one of my best received books ever by critics and fans, so track down a copy to find out what everyone else has been raving about! The book will be on sale in book shops everywhere, or you can order it through Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saga-Larten-Crepsley-Brothers-Death/dp/0007315961/shanville
NEW FAN ART
After far too long a gap, I have uploaded LOADS of new fan art to my site! Lots of fab images in almost every section, including the first pieces inspired by The Thin Executioner and Procession of the Dead (in the Various 4 section). Check them out here: http://www.darrenshan.com/fanart/
I’m notorious for not updating the fan art on my site more regularly. But hopefully this is going to change. I have hired Pablo to help me with the task (I still upload them myself, but he now scans them in, which is the slowest part of the job), so the plan is to update it at least a couple of times a year as we move forward — maybe even more often, depending on how much fan art I receive! If you want to send art to me, you can send physical copies to the address listed on the Contact page of my site. You can also direct me towards your online fan art, via this messageboard, Facebook or Twitter — always let me know if you’re happy for me to reproduce the image on my site.
EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL
I had a great time at the Edinburgh Book Festival -- it was my 13th appearance in a row! I read out three Zom-B extracts, two of them for the first time anywhere, and signed for hours afterwards. You can read a couple of nice reports of the event by clicking on the following links:
I will be embarking on a major tour of the UK and Ireland in September and October, to support the release of the first Zom-B book. You can find the tour details below -- we are still working on it, and will be adding the final few details over the coming month, so make sure you check back closer the time for the final version. A school event is for invited schools only. A public event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but tickets normally need to be reserved in advance -- you should always contact the organiser in advance. A public signing is open to anyone who turns up -- there are no limits on numbers. Please note, I am always happy to sign as many of my books as fans wish to bring along from home or buy on the day.
26th September, Wednesday
10.00am -- prison event, HMYOI ISIS, Thamesmead.
27th September, Thursday
1.00pm -- school event, Old Buckenham High School, Norfolk.
6.30pm -- public event, Waterstones Norwich, 11/17 Castle Street, NR2 1PB. (I will start signing before the event, at approx 5.30pm, so come early if you can!)
28th September, Friday
11.35am -- school event, Dame Alice Owens School, Potters Bar.
2.00pm -- school event, Lochinver House School, Potters Bar.
7.00pm -- public event, The Bull Theatre, High Street, Barnet.
29th September, Saturday
11.00am -- public signing, Waterstones Bournemouth, Unit 1, West Mall, Castlepoint, Castle Lane West, BH8 9UY.
2.30pm -- public signing, Waterstones Yeovil, 37a Middle Street, BA 20 1LG.
30th September, Sunday
11.00am -- public event, Waterstones Taunton, East Street, Taunton.
3.30pm -- public event, Bath Festival of Children's Literature. http://www.bathkidslitfest.org.uk/darrenshan.aspx
1st October, Monday
10.30am -- school event, Nova Hreod College, Swindon.
6.30pm -- public event, Waterstones Reading, 89a Broad Street, RG1 2AP.
2nd October, Tuesday
10.05am -- school event, Fir Vale School, Sheffield.
1.45pm -- schools event, Fulneck School, Pudsley, Leeds.
7.00pm -- public event, Ilkley Literature Festival, Kings Hall, Station Road, Ilkley. http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/
3rd October, Wednesday
09.15am -- school event, St Augustines School, Billington, Clitheroe.
1.30pm -- schools event, Grand Theatre Blackpool. contact Elaine@silverdellbooks.com for more info or tickets.
7.00pm -- public event, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, 91 Deansgate, M3 2BW.
4th October, Thursday
am -- schools event, Liverpool, details TBC.
4.30pm -- public signing, Easons Belfast, 20 Donegall Place, Town Centre, Belfast, BT1 3BA.
5th October, Friday
2.45pm -- school event, Wesley College, Dundrum.
5.00pm -- public event, Easons O'Connell Street, Dublin.
6th October, Saturday
11.00am -- public signing, Easons Newbridge.
2.00pm -- public event, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoighre, County Dublin.
7th October, Sunday
12.00pm -- public signing, Waterstones Cork, 69 Patrick Street, Cork.
31st October, Wednesday
4.30pm -- special Halloween public signing, Easons Limerick.
IT'S A WRAP