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Alan Windram

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Contact: alansplendid@yahoo.co.uk
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
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I am the author of four children's picture books including the 2019 BookBug Picture Book Prize winning One Button Benny. I am also a publisher and co-founder of indie children's publisher Little Door Books. I write the sort of stories that I loved reading as a young person - fun adventures with the odd twist and moral tale.

My picture book events are highly interactive full of songs, images, stories, audience interaction and participation. There is often some robot dancing too! I have taken my events all over Scotland and Northern England working in schools, libraries and book festivals.

The picture book events are for ages 3-6. For late primary age children, I do an event called 'Inspiration to Publication' based on my award-winning picture book, demystifying how a book is published taking the children on the books journey from a blank page to winning the biggest picture book award in Scotland. During this event I show lots of images on my writing process, how I started out as an author, the process of how the books characters were created by the illustrator, printing processes, publishing, foreign versions of the book, and writing original songs for book events.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Friendship; Music; Nature; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+