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July 30, 2013

I received a really nice email from a fan today:

 

I just wanted to say "Thanks". I am an aspiring writer, as most of us are, and the Writing Tips portion of your blog really helped me get through my writer's block of my novel. I have had some mediocre success locally with my short stories and tackling a novel seemed out of my reach. I had a thirty page detailed outline, I had written my prologue and the first four chapters. Then I hit a brick wall. I felt uninspired for around...
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May 22, 2013

There were lots of posts over on my Twitter account last night, from UK fans who caught the "Cirque Du Freak" movie on ITV2. I know lots of hardcore Shansters hated the film, but I have to be honest -- I liked it. As film adaptations go (and I think a film always needs to be compared with other films, not with books) I think it worked quite well, and although you might not know it by reading boards where most of the users are full-on Shansters, there are actually lots of people out...
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March 12, 2013

UK fans - my publishers, Simon & Schuster, have created an extremely cool poster for Zom-B City, which is now on selected platforms in train stations all over the country. Check the list below to find out if one of them is appearing at a station near YOU!! All of the posters will be in place until March 24th.

CITY OF LONDON    CANNON STREET STN, PLATFORM 2
CITY OF LONDON    FENCHURCH STREET STN, PLATFORM 1
CITY OF LONDON    LIVERPOOL STREET STN...
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May 20, 2012

It's a bit late for a round-up of my Brothers To The Death tour, I know, given that it ended more than a week ago, but better late than never! Since this was my final tour (for the time being) for HarperCollins, and the last time (again, for the time being) that I would be touring with my vampire books, I was keeping my fingers crossed that I would be able to end on a high -- and happily that's how I did! It was a smooth, enjoyable tour. I did more fan events this time than I have done on rec...
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April 20, 2012

Amazon UK are showing Brothers To The Death as being In Stock NOW!!! If you want to buy it early, click here: www.amazon.co.uk/The-Saga-Larten-Crep...
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April 19, 2012

For the first time ever, I'm going to allow someone else to post on my blog -- maybe this will make up for me not posting much here myself recently!! Our guest blogger is ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH, author of the Furnace series, who has a new book out called The Fury. I haven't yet had a chance to read the new work, but I'm a big fan of Furnace -- it rocked with a vengeance! So, I hope you all enjoy Gordon's guest blog, and that it intrigues you enough to go out (or go online) and pick up a copy...
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Published on April 19, 2012 08:33 • 70 views
Shansters in the UK Midlands take note!! I have added two new signing sessions to my Brothers of the Death Tour, both on Saturday May 5th, the first in Wolverhampton, the second in Birmingham. For full details, see the updated tour schedule in the Shanville Monthly: http://www.darrenshan.com/news/shanvi...
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April 18, 2012

I will be interviewed by Tom Dunne on the Irish NEWS TALK radio channel on Thursday 19th April, shortly after 11.00am. http://www.newstalk.ie/
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Published on April 18, 2012 06:17 • 51 views
You can read my article in the Irish Times about Bram Stoker online here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/f...

 

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April 16, 2012

The stomach-churning UK cover for Zom-B has been released, so you guys can check it out NOW!! I hope you love it as much as I do!!! https://twitter.com/#!/simonkids_UK/s...
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