Alan Hart


My first book for youngsters, “A Frogs' Tale”, was done as a surprise for my Granddaughter Alicia, she and her Mum loved Frogs. She liked it, and so the first book expanded to two books, and now there are five. I called the series “Tales from Wingy Woods”.

Prior to the children’s books, I wrote a book to help interested people, to achieve their goal of obtaining a "Retirement Visa". To Thailand, Oddly enough – I called it -- “How to Retire to Thailand”
As a Part time resident in Thailand; I came across many people wanting to -- or dreaming of -- retiring there. They all faced many problems. Up-to-date and clear answers were difficult to find, and there were and still are, are plenty of 'rip-off' ‘Visa Companies’ in existence.
The charges that the Thai Immigration department makes for a visa are the same for everyone. I contend that no one needs to pay more than those charges. This book shows the way.

I started my working life as an engineering apprentice, and in my time worked on all kinds of Fabrications from Conveyor Systems to Bridges. I progressed into a company that fabricated whole Sugar Factories, and from that company I started out on a 20 year period when I worked overseas in many countries, firstly building Sugar Factories and then Petro-Chemical plants.

Other works that I have written include television scripts, poetry, and lots of songs, none of which have made me rich enough to stop writing.


Odysseys Of The Christmas Sporran And The Good Clock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Two poetic mini adventures for the young at heart The first lays bare the exploits of the dreaded Sporran, as it supplements its Christmas dinner by thieving a tasty haggis. The second tells of the reminiscences of an honest clock, as it remembers the exploits of the evil clock that tried to dominate the world Then – there is a bonus flight of fancy, about a brief episode in the life of a tissue
Tales From Wingy Wood Compendium
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 124,470. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
This book is a collection of all five stories in the Tales from Wingy Wood series. Leading off is the very popular story “A Frogs' Tale” (downloaded over 10,000 times), plus the other four exciting stories; “Frogs At Large”, “Frogs On The Run”, “Frog Force” and the series finale, the thrilling “Frogs Forever”. The books reveal the adventures and exploits of two happy young frogs, Peter and Herb
Frogs Forever
Series: Tales From Wingy Wood, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is the fifth, complete story in the series "Tales From Wingy Woods". The residents of Wingy Wood are planning a surprise party for our two heroic Frogs, Peter and Herb; but so is their arch enemy, Igor the Fox; Igor, and his brothers are also planning a Frog feast – but their intention, is for Peter and Herb to be the main items on the menu.
Frog Force
Series: Tales From Wingy Wood, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This is the fourth story, of "The tales from Wingy Wood" series. All the stories are complete. Our two heroic Frogs are out and about again. Peter and Herb are off on another adventure, not knowing that Igor the Fox is also on the loose. They learn that the Fox is determined to have Rabbit for dinner; what can two little frogs do about it?
Frogs On The Run
Series: Tales From Wingy Wood, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This is the third complete story of the "Tales from Wingy Wood" Series The adventures of two best friends, that just happen to be Pond Frogs. They are in trouble this time -- Igor the Fox is on their trail
Frogs At Large
Series: Tales From Wingy Wood, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This is the second complete story in the "Tales from Wingy Wood" Series. Herb wants to visit the Old mine, where his new friend Belinda, a very pretty mouse lives. The Fox is looking for some mice to eat. Herb helps to avert the danger
A Frogs' Tale
Series: Tales From Wingy Wood, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
These are the adventures of two best friends - that happen to be Frogs. They get where they are going by hopping, they are never naughty, but they still manage to get into some heart-stopping situations. This is the first story of the "Tales from Wingy Wood" series. Over 10.000 downloads to date
How To Retire To Thailand
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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  • Dead! on July 06, 2012
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    This is a great read. I think this author brings a little magic to his prose.