I still technically live in Ireland, I'm just in England studying at university! I stay with my sister in England (I'm studying at her old university, she moved permanently when she graduated) and I go back home to Ireland in the holidays. I've never been to Montana! That was part of the question.
Yeah I've been scanning the forums, it's really cool to read the views people had of books and movies before they came out! I've read the articles, as Tornado said, they're on the Lexicon website! Definitely worth a read. It's one of the bittersweet things about the fandom growing so big now, not being able to have a more personal relationship with the author!