S&S Announces Live-Streamed Event with Master of Horror, Darren Shan, March 19

Simon and Schuster Children's Books is delighted to announce a live-streamed author event with Master of Horror, Darren Shan.

At 2pm GMT on Tuesday 19th March 2013, fans can tune in to see and hear Darren talk about his new 12-part Zom-B series, as the third title, Zom-B City, is published (14th March). Forest Hill School in south London will host the event with a live audience, but anyone can watch live online, across the globe, for free.

Viewers should register for the event now at www.darrenshanlive.com. They can submit questions to Darren in advance of the event, and will be sent reminders in the run-up. A recording of the session will be available on demand following the live- stream.

Simon and Schuster launched the Zom-B series in September 2012, and will publish a new title in the series every three months up to summer 2015, with 12 books in total. Zom-B is a heady combination of brain-eating zombies, breath-taking twists, fast-paced action and thought-provoking moral questions that our teenage protagonist, B Smith, has to face: Can you love a bullying, racist thug if he's your father? How do you react when confronted with your darkest inner demons? What do you do when zombies attack?<

"[Zom-B is] a clever mix of horror, fantasy and realism - about the damaging 'virus' of racial hatred and social paranoia... The horror scenes are well choreographed and not without the useful escape valve of humour... you can bet that fans will be as hungry for the second instalment as a zombie for brains once they have read this gripping opener." The Telegraph


Tuesday 19th March 2013, 2-3pm Zom-B City published in hardback 14th March, £12.99

Zom-B out in paperback, 14th March, £6.99