Archives - October 2011
Though of Irish descent, Darren Shan lived in London until the age of six, when his family moved to Limerick, Ireland. He has lived there ever since.
He studied Sociology and English at Roehampton University in London, and became a full-time writer at the age of 23, though he began writing in his teens. He was 17 when he completed his first novel!
Meg Haston, author of HOW TO ROCK BRACES AND GLASSES spent her formative years in Jacksonville, Florida, though her family moved a lot and she has also lived, at various times, in Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Alexandria, Virginia and Wayne Pennsylvania.
AS King, author of EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS, recently returned to the United States after a 10-year stint in Ireland where she lived off the land, taught adult literacy, and wrote. Her first novel THE DUST OF 100 DOGS, was chosen as one of the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and her second book, PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ, was picked as one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books for Teens in 2010.