Looking for more in Author Directory?

Alan Temperley

All of the information on this page has been provided by the author. If you need an author to have specialist skills, experience or knowledge beyond their creative work, please ask for more information about this ahead of booking them for an event. Please note that authors do not have to have a PVG to be listed.
Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: East Ayrshire
Languages: English
Alan Temperley's headshot

I have been writing and publishing for about 30 years - originally short stories and poetry, later Scottish folklore and novels, mostly for 9-13 year-olds, but more recently for teenagers and adult also as well as younger readers. I have published 12 books, all but two full-length. They have been successful, winning prizes and shortlisted for more, televised, and translated into 18 languages. I have three recent novels seeking a publisher.

I have given many talks for the Scottish Book Trust, well over 50.

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Horror; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100