Last Friday a group of pupils went to Hounsdown School to meet the “Master of Horror” Darren Shan.
Darren started by reading several extracts from his Zom-B books.
This was followed by a question and answer session. During this we learnt that:
The Zom-b books are about racism
Darren can take 5-6 years to complete a book (this includes editing) but usually has several on the go
The character Mr Dowling was formed when Darren was travelling around Ireland on a publicity tour and was named after the publicist
Darren doesn’t like spiders
Pupils then had the opportunity to buy a book and get it signed.