Alison Page - Author
Alison lives on the Isle of Arran and is a great lover of children, Westies, Scotland and books.
She started publishing Corrie’s Capers books when her own grandchildren arrived into the world and takes great pleasure in sharing the stories she’s written about her precious dog.
Involved with Rainbows and previously a Sunday School and Messy Church Leader, Alison enjoys working with children.
With a career in Organisational Development and Coaching, author events are professionally planned, engaging and good fun!
Corrie - West Highland Terrier
Corrie was born in Edinburgh and lived with Alison on the Isle of Arran until the grand old age of 15!
Kennel Club registered Dream Dancer but she was named Corrie after the village on Arran.
Corrie was a very loving wee Westie who never stayed white for long. She didn’t like to walk too far but would run a mile to greet anyone with a gravy bone in their pocket. Corrie enjoyed surveying the world from her balcony overlooking Lamlash Bay and often chased cats, rabbits and even the odd red squirrel – rascal girl!
Every child deserves an education and in this world of plenty, no child should go hungry.
School + Food = Hope
Alison is the Community Volunteer for Mary’s Meals on the Isle of Arran. She decided that profits raised from the sale of Corrie’s Capers books and events would be donated to this no frills, Scottish based charity.
It costs just 10p to provide a meal and every book purchase helps feed hungry children.
Illustrator - Tony van Breugel
Tony van Breugel was born in the Netherlands, found work as an illustrator/designer in a Glasgow Advertising Agency during the 1970s. He later became a partner in a successful Glasgow art studio, embracing new technologies, while producing a daily comic strip in the Scottish Daily news and a political cartoon in the Sunday Standard. In the 1990s he started to work on his own, producing illustrated maps, children’s illustrated books and an interesting series of Robert Burns poetry scenes. Tony and his wife of 50+ years enjoy their cottage on beautiful Arran.
Tony kindly came on board to illustrate the third book in the series Corrie’s Curling Capers during Covid lockdown and enjoyed himself so much, he stepped forward to work on Corrie’s Library Capers.
Illustrator - Kirsty Oxley
“When I heard Alison was looking for an illustrator for a story about a wee Westie and its adventures on Arran, I was quick to respond as I couldn’t have dreamed of a better project! Her story is fun and full of charm, making it a pleasure to illustrate.”
Kirsty Oxley is originally from Ripon, North Yorkshire but moved to Edinburgh in 2013 to start her degree in illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with Scotland and its beautiful landscapes and has continued to live here since graduating. Following her graduation in 2017, Kirsty illustrated Corrie’s Capers A-Z Posters, The Westie Fest and The Tattoo Toorie.