Merry Christmas!!

December 24, 2009 at 18:05 (1)

Merry Christmas, everybody!!!! I hope you all have a fun time this yuletide, and aren’t affected by the dreadful weather which has hit much of the globe this year. I’ve been chilling out here in Sharm, taking things easy. In fact, I’ve been taking things even easier than I had originally planned — we had a few excursions planned over the last few days, but we were enjoying our time at the hotel and pool and sea so much, that we ended up just staying here and taking things lazy!! I guess I’m getting old and boring — I used to try to pack every single holiday with as many activities as possible — but you know what? I’m quite enjoying a more sedentary pace!!!! It’s nice to just turn off for a while and let life drift by…o

Getting back to business briefly… I had an early Christmas present today when a fan called Devin emailed me to draw my attention to an article in the Telegraph in the UK listing the Top 10 bestselling authors in the UK over the last decade. Number 69 on the list was none other than Darren Shan!!! Yep — book industry bible, The Bookseller, tallied up sales over the first decade of the twenty-first century to find out who had sold most books in the UK, and I clocked in at Number 69!! That might not seem like a very high placing, but it’s virtually impossible to crack this sort of list, so I was delighted to see my name on it!!! To check out the full list of the 100 bestselling authors, you can find it on the Telegraph site by CLICKING HERE.

8 Comments

  1. Auzeen said,

    Wow! that’s amazing! (I’m not surprized though :p being a great writer as you are…) anyway,lots of congrats and have a very merry Christmas! best wishes from Canada.

  2. Ian Danico said,

    nice blog… ^^ i always liked your writing.. though im still trying to find demonata here on our bookstore… but i got the first six books of the cirque du freak (currently reading one) hope you visit my blog and help me out and give some advice thanks …

    i promise that before the second quarter of the next year begin i will have all of the cique du freak books ^^…

  3. Miruna said,

    Thats great! You are great!! Merry Christmas!

  4. Robbie said,

    Thank you for the blog and merry Christmas Darren Shan. I look forward to 2010, a new year of friendship, family, love, morality and more- and of course The Thin Executioner, the 4th, 5th and 6th volume of The Saga Of Darren Shan manga as well and the beginning to the four book Mister Crepsley series. Please, as always, keep up what I view as good work by writing more soon please!!!

  5. Alex said,

    I hope you have a very merry Christmas, Darren Shan. I am very much looking forward to the Thin Executioner and the Start of the Mr Crepsley Series.

  6. Ivor Bolton said,

    Hello Darren ! Hope you’re having a great Christmas Day !
    Enjoy it lots, both of you & have a safe journey back to the UK. Ivor.

  7. Mathew O'Connor said,

    HA I was in sharm el sheikh in may too it was great but i got sunburt very badly and i have the scars to prove it
    Me and my freind love the vampire series i currently only have book 1-6 and i think they are brilliant
    the movie was good but not as good as the books
    Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all

  8. Miley said,

    Congratulations Darren… I’m not suprised though… You’re my favorite writer!!! Anyway, merry Christmas and enjoy your relaxation!!!! 😉

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