• Shantastic pets

    19 September 2019

    Shansters naming their pets after characters in my books is not a new phenomenon (perhaps most famously, many years ago one of Jonathan Ross's daughters named the family cats Darren and Steve!) but...

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  • A rare reviewer

    18 September 2019

    When you write a long series of books, as I have done a few times now, one of the problems is the scarcity of reviews for later entries. It's relatively easy -- if you have the backing of a major...

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  • A sad Tattoo Tuesday

    17 September 2019

    It's Tattoo Tuesday time again. This week's comes from a fan of my books called Cody. It's a beautiful, quirky image, but there's a sad story behind it, which I'll let Cody tell.


    "Thought you...

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  • To coin a phrase

    16 September 2019

    Shakespeare invented a plethora of words and phrases that have become part of our established, everyday lexicon --such as "All's well that ends well," "cold comfort," full circle," "something...

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  • Caves of Drach!

    15 September 2019

    The Shan clan stayed in a hotel near Porto Cristo when we went on holiday to Mallorca in August. There's an incredible cave system on the edge of town -- the Caves of Drach. I got very excited when...

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  • Literary art

    14 September 2019

    Aren't these lovely? They were designed by a fan called Tina, who likes to take quotes that mean a lot to her and turn them into artistic renderings. I don't think anyone will be too surprised that...

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