Alan Dapré has worked as a teacher, BBC Radio playwright, children’s TV scriptwriter and author of educational fiction and non-fiction titles. He currently writes humorous books for young readers, and lives on the west coast of Scotland.
Alan grew up in Kent and went to school in Sandwich near Ham. Crumbs. He has always loved writing stories and enjoyed painting too. Pictures, not fences.
At the age of 18, Alan became a Creative Arts (Ba Hons) student in Nottingham, majoring in Art and Drama. Afterwards, he moved to Gotham, where he didn’t see Batman but did graduate as Primary School teacher.
Alan continued writing while teaching and was delighted to discover how much they complemented each other. He loves being creative. By the time Alan became a Deputy Headteacher, he already had many plays and books traditionally published.
Buzzing with story ideas, he finally left school in his mid-thirties and became a full-time writer. He lived in Oxfordshire for a while and wrote TV shows such as Brum and Boohbah.
Later, he moved to Scotland. Alan managed to get several books published while juggling nappies and writing and painting. His journey to work is now 10 seconds from the kitchen.
His home office overlooks a castle (and an electricity pylon) on a hill. Alan gets lots of ideas while walking his dog on the beach … in the rain. As he dries off, he enjoys writing sunny, funny children’s stories, with a Scottish twist.