It's Eoin Colfer!!!!!
IT'S EOIN COLFER!!!!!
...and I haven't stopped smiling since I heard the news. This is going to be sooooo cool! (Sorry, I'm a wee bit excited.)
Colfer was quoted as being "incredibly honoured and incredibly petrified" to be following in the footsteps of Niamh Sharkey and Siobhán Parkinson.
“I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland, which is not something I mean to take lightly. I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country.“Nobody is safe. It doesn’t matter where you hide – I will find you and tell you a story,”
Quite frankly, I'm counting on it..... but right now, I'm going about the business of re-reading the Artemis Fowl series. Call it research.....