• Limerick event - tickets on sale NOW

    12 April 2012

    You can now book tickets for the first public event of my Brothers To The Death tour, in LIMERICK, on April 26th. The event takes place on the first day of publication of the book, and is the...

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  • Victory in sight!

    11 April 2012

    I received a follow-up email today from the librarian in Wyoming who had been challenged by a parent who demanded the withdrawal of Lord Loss from the bookshelves (see my blog of February 3rd for...

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  • Shout! Shout! Let it all out!

    25 February 2012

    I received the following email from a fan in the States:


    Although this might not mean much to you, I still wanted to let you know. It might not sound real, but it is true. While reading...

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  • Never let the bullies win!

    03 February 2012

    I received the following email from a librarian in Wyoming today:


    Our school is currently considered junior high school grades 7-9, but next year we will have only grades 7-8.  We are...

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  • My celebrity stalker!

    13 January 2012

    Help!! I'm being stalked by Jacqueline Wilson!!! She seems to follow me everywhere I go, to the theatre, underground on the Tube... is there to be no escape for poor, unfortunate Darren Shan?!?!?...

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  • Some of my favourite things… in 2011

    08 January 2012

    Although I included a quick round-up of work-related highlights from 2011 in the January issue of the Shanville Monthly, I didn't talk about any of my cultural highlights of the year. So here...

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