• Midsummer’s advert

    16 October 2019

    An advert for Midsummer's Bottom, my most recent release for adults under the name of Darren Dash, was featured recently in the Kirkus magazine and web site, on a list of 27 Great Indie Books Worth...

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  • Tattoo Tuesday with a twist

    15 October 2019

    This week's Tattoo Tuesday post is a bit different to the normal TT posts, and I'm going to kick things off with a riddle...


    When is a tattoo featured in Tattoo Tuesday not a tattoo?!?



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  • Before Inktober

    14 October 2019

    Before Shanster and talented artist Amity Lee embarked on her ambitious Inktober project (drawing a different character from my Cirque Du Freak books every day of the month of October) she came to...

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  • Legoland and time travel

    13 October 2019

    I don't think I've posted these photos before. They hail from back near the start of July, when the Shan clan decamped to London for a couple of weeks and went to Legoland on one of the days....

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  • Harkat and Bec

    12 October 2019

    As I've said here before, I don't do mash-ups of my books (except in my annual Shanta Claus story) but I don't object to fans pulling my different worlds together, especially when they're done as...

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  • Courageous twist

    11 October 2019

    I've linked to the Courageous Nerd web site before, but I feel it's worth linking to again, as a few different articles about my books have been published there since the last time. On the home...

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