Hi! Welcome to my website!
My name's Alan Durant and, among other things, I write stories for children of all ages - from toddlers to teenagers. I also write poetry for children and adults.
Just click through the menu, and my world's your oyster!
The dates for my next writing for children course in France are 30 May - 4 June (see My Course page for more details).
I'm going to be in Qatar for ten days from 4 February - the trip was postponed from last year due to the death of my dad in November.
Walker Books will be publishing my 100th book, a novel for 10 - 12-year-olds called Clownfish (when I finally finish it!).
The respite charity Derian House have just produced a fun Bedtime Story Collection CD, including my story Dizzy Dog read by the brilliant Dave Spikey (www.derianhouse.co.uk).
My next book, What I Did on My Holiday, is an illustrated collection of poems and very short stories. Out soon.
I'm wrote my first (football) story, Ridley's Rovers, for the interactive on-line publisher Fiction Express last autumn. Currently working on a new Christmas story idea.
I'm on twitter now. Follow me at @alan_durant and you can read my blog about issues relating to writing for children at http://firstname.lastname@example.org