To Sweden I go!!

October 21, 2009 at 22:17 (1)

I head off to Sweden for this first time this Thursday, to do some book events there. I’m looking forward to the visit, even though I won’t get to see a huge amount of the country during my short visit. Also, they’ve only published the first 8 of my vampire books in Sweden, so I’m going to go back and resurrect some old extracts which I haven’t read out live in years, which should be fun!!!!

Spent today finishing off the last of the unpacking and moving across of small bits and pieces, e.g. energy-saving light bulbs. I’m glad it’s all over and done with now — the physical work of it was exhausting!!! Writing is hard work mentally, but it’s been years since I’ve had to do an “honest” day’s work — never mind a few weeks of hard graft!!! I’d forgotten how tiring hauling stuff around all day can be. It will be a relief to get back to the world of my imagination once the dust has settled and I can return to work.

I probably won’t be blogging as regularly as normal while away, so I doubt I’ll be able to report much about the movie and how it fares until my return — though I will try to post any important news in between Swedish signings and roller-coasters in Orlando!!!

7 Comments

  1. Tracey Conway said,

    Darren,
    A quick “Hello!” and congratulations on Cirque Du Freak’s entry into the film realm. You spent a few hours with me in my car in Seattle a few years ago: I was your media escort for Lord Loss and among the schools and bookstores we also visited a group of juvenile detention inmates. I certainly remember those particular fans of yours!

    In any case, wanted to send a hearty BRAVO! and reiterate how much I enjoyed your infectious spirit and down-to-earth ego. Two lovely qualities in anyone, much less an extremely successful author.
    All the best,
    Tracey Conway

    • Darren Shan said,

      Awww… thanks, Tracey!!! I remember that day well too — one of the most memorable events I’ve ever done!!! Hope you’re keeping well.

      Darren.

  2. Robbie said,

    Grand old blog there mister Shan. Hope you enjoy Sweden. Please keep up the good work by writing more soon please!!!

  3. Ivor Bolton said,

    Congratulations on the film release Darren !
    It opens in Leicester Square, Bloxwich tomorrow !!

    Have a great time in Sweden; look forward to the blogs.

    Ivor.

  4. Med said,

    Hope your visit in Sweden be good, Darren πŸ˜‰
    Reading your blog has been my everyday habit, be back real soon πŸ™‚

  5. DarrenShanFan said,

    omg! omg! omg! omg! omg! omg! I LOOOVEE UUU!!! come to sweden once more and ill gooo and have an autograf!! please ? ::( well take caree

    From A BIG FAN of The Darren Shan books! πŸ˜€

  6. hawo said,

    love your books

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