True story: My daughter has a biscuit. I say ‘Can I have a bit?’ ‘No Daddy.’ ‘Can I have a lick then?’ ‘NO Daddy.’ ‘Can I have a sniff?’ ‘Okay Daddy’. I get a sniff! …. ‘Can I have a bit, go on,’ says Daddy. ‘No Daddy – you’ve already had a sniff.’ So I […]
Artist, Children's Author & Playwright
Alan Dapré lives in rainy Ayrshire, West Scotland, where the people are sunny. He was a Deputy Headteacher, radio & TV scriptwriter - but still is a published author, illustrator and artist who paints in oils & acrylics.
Alan's plays have been broadcast on the radio and published for schools. He wrote Brum, Bafta nominated Boohbah ... and other telly stuff.
As well as publishing traditionally, Alan writes and illustrates stories for ebooks. He is especially proud of Cuddle Muddle, the first ebook from the Wee Panda Bear Picture Books Series.
Alan loves sharing stories with his wee daughter, and you, of course.
Last 10 Posts
- Launch of the ‘Young Kelpies’ range of new books. Mine included.
- Back In The Room…
- Far from perfect grammar
- ‘It’s good to write badly’ – Writing tips from Alan Dapre
- Of the 8 million children in institutions worldwide, more than 90% are not orphans.
- Looking for quality picture ebooks for kids at a great price?
- 12 dodgy ways to get a publishing deal.
- Writing for Children – helpful ideas by Alan Dapre
- ‘Mummy, don’t do the voices’ – the perils of reading aloud
- Beating Writer’s Block – tips by Alan Dapre