Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Darren Shan

We interrupt this regularly scheduled workday to inform you that I met Darren Shan today. Darren is the bestselling author of the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series which we publish and I have been a big fan of his since before I started working here. I was lucky enough to be able to have my copy of Bec (Demonata #4) signed, and Cindy Eagan, his editor here, introduced me as a potential stalker (which I hope Darren found hilarious).

I felt so lame. I was shaking and nervous. I get really nervous when I am meeting someone I really admire. And I love Darren's books. It was a great experience though. He had a blood plastic hand which he posed with, and he read from Demonata #5 (Blood Beast) which sounds just as great as the others. I CAN'T WAIT!

If you haven't picked up Darren's books yet, go do it now. They're gorey and full of action, demons/vampires (depending on series), bugs, and death. My kind of books! I highly recommend these titles -- not only as a member of the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers editorial department, but as someone who was a fan long before I started working here. Go get these books!


Amanda said...

No! You didn't! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Darren Shan- in my perspective is the coolest-cool-cat when it comes to writing books.
The whole vampire, gory, blood and death thing really gets me in.
Go Darren! YOU ROCK!

(now that i've got that out of my system) I want to say...

i think Darren is a master mind that should be even more acknowledged than he is.

By: me... the anonymous book-worm!

Cleopatra said...

i wish that more of Darren Shan's books would be available.
I'm in Broken Hill and i can't seem to find many Darren Shan books around.

He is totally amazing when it comes to writing. I hope he doesn't stop.

anyone sharing my opinion-
SPEAK UP!don't be afraid.
he is great so let it be heard!

Cleopatra- Egypt

LOL- according to a hilariou person called Trudi!!!