Darren Shan

Darren  Shan

I was born in London in 1972 and relocated to Ireland at the age of six, where I have resided ever since. I've always wanted to be a writer, and I've always enjoyed telling stories. I started off writing adult books and had a number of them published. I decided to try a children's book on a whim one day. Cirque Du Freak was born as a result.

It took off, much to my surprise, and I became a de facto children's author! I enjoy viewing movies while I am not working or traveling. I've even been known to read a book or two.- Darren ShanDarren is presently working on the fifth installment of his terrifying Demonata series, which will be released in Autumn 2007.