Corrie’s Art Competition

Draw or paint a picture of Corrie visiting your favourite place in Scotland.

Two children’s prizes will be awarded – one for the best entry in the Age 6 and under and the other for Age 7 and over.

There is also an adult category!

We may not be able to travel around at the moment but think of where you enjoy visiting and take Corrie with you!

Closing date is extended to 20 January 2021

Entries can be e mailed to

or posted to:-

Corrie’s Capers, 11 Kinneil Park, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8JG

Children’s entries should include their name, age and be their own work. Please include contact details

The judge is Mrs Jean Bowden and her decision is final.

Westies & Besties

Thanks to Kim for this fab Corrie’s Capers feature in the December 2020 issue of Westies & Besties. The UK’s only magazine dedicated to West Highland Terriers and their owners.

The Westie Fest

Book review from Scottish Field in their December 2019 magazine.

Williamston Primary Virtual Visit

I had the pleasure of preparing for Book Week Scotland with Mrs Stephen, P3 teacher at Williamston Primary School in Livingston. The children have been enjoying reading Corrie’s Capers and sent me some of their super artwork! Pawsome

Corrie’s Curling Capers

Corrie’s Capers 3rd book had a soft launch thanks to Covid-19 but people have been ordering on-line and buying from my lovely stockists – thank you! Another busy time for me is normally around Book Week Scotland.

School visits aren’t possible so I have recorded myself reading the books for use in schools and nurseries. Please use the website contact tab if you would like to purchase books for your school classroom libraries and gain free access to these digital resources. Timing doesn’t have to be around Book Week Scotland, these can be used at any time of year.

Corrie’s Capers continue…

Things are progressing well with the illustrations for book 3 and I hope “Corrie’s Curling Capers” will be ready for publishing in August this year.

This will be the last book in the Corrie’s Capers series. Profits from book sales will be donated to Mary’s Meals to help reach the next starving child in school, or possibly at home while the world get to grips with Covid-19.

As I type, “Love Reaches Everywhere” has just been launched. This is Mary’s Meals latest film featuring film star Gerard Butler alongside Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the founder of Mary’s Meals. You’ll be able to see them visiting schools in Liberia and Haiti where Mary’s Meals provides support.

It’s looking highly unlikely that I will be able to host a book launch or attend many events over the summer to boost book sales. Please order your books from the shop on this website (if you want them signed and dedicated) or purchase from other stockists. I’m offering free p&p in the UK and a discount for posting further afield during June and July 2020.

I am happy to offer book readings in schools, nurseries, churches, libraries + once social distancing and C-19 restrictions are lifted. We can plan in something to look forward to. Use the contact button to get in touch.

Stay well.

Alison x

Acts of loving kindness

Press Articles

I was very nicely surprised to be contacted by reporters at the Daily Mail and Glasgow Times asking to interview me at the start of the coronavirus lockdown. Thanks for including me in your publications!


Artwork from Arbroath

How lovely to hear from Mrs Talbot that primary children from Arbroath enjoyed hearing Corrie’s stories today.

Here are just a few of their fabulous pictures using poster paints and pastels – well done!

Corrie in her tartan coat
The ‘Knit and Natter’ group!
Can you spot the Westie from Scotland?


I enjoyed a fantastic fortnight of school and nursery visits around the time of World Book Day.  

C-19 has put a stop to all that so I’ve recorded myself reading “The Westie Fest” on Corrie’s Facebook page for any children who would like to listen.

Just click on the Facebook tab and you’ll be able to hear the whole story  in 3 short recordings.

Here’s a snippet, just in case you don’t do that FB thing!

Stay well and hopefully see you on the other side!



The Westie Fest