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Alan has written eighty books for children of all ages - from picture books to young adult thrillers. He writes in many different genres - comedy, mystery, sport, horror, school story and poetry to name but a few. His titles include the picture books Burger Boy (Winner of the Portsmouth Children├óÔéÔäós Book Award), Football Fever (Winner of the Stockport Children├óÔéÔäós Book Award) and Billy Monster├óÔéÔäós Daymare (Winner of the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children├óÔéÔäós Books); the novelty title Dear Tooth Fairy (shortlisted for the Children├óÔéÔäós Book Award), three Game Boy books and the young adult thriller Blood. He has also written for Ragdoll Productions and featured prominently in the BBC TV series Let's Write a Story and the Children's Bafta Award-winning English Express. He works widely in schools and libraries giving talks and readings and running writing workshops. He also runs a course each year on writing for children in his house in Picardie. He is married with three children.
Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings in schools, Make personal appearances, Give readings in schools, Give talks and readings to adults
Children's Literature, Children's Literature