Derek Landy spends his time complaining about blogs and writing the Skulduggery Pleasant series- which includes “Skulduggery Pleasant”, known as “Scepter of the Ancients” in the US, “Playing With Fire”, “The Faceless Ones”, “Dark Days” and “Mortal Coil”.
He doesn’t like to brag about all the awards he’s won, such as the Irish Book of the Decade, or the Red House in the UK, or all the other awards that he humbly displays on his mantelpiece. He is also far too modest to mention things like the first book being a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, but would like to extend an invitation to Oprah to pop around one day for tea, in thanks for selecting his book for the Oprah’s Book Club Kids Reading List.
Derek plays too many video games, reads too many comics, and watches too many movies.
He lives in Ireland with too many cats and too many dogs. Occasionally he talks to real people, but only when he absolutely has to.