A former teacher who worked at schools in Norfolk for more than 20 years has become a published author.

Alan Thompson, who was known to students as Mr T, taught at Wymondham College, Chapel Break First School and Dereham Church Middle School between 1982 and 2006.

"I have great memories from my years in Norfolk - the children were always enthusiastic to learn and up for a challenge," he said.

Dereham Times: Mr Thompson said he has always 'dabbled' with writingMr Thompson said he has always 'dabbled' with writing (Image: Alan Thompson)

"I've always dabbled with writing but it was my move to teach in an immersion school in Spain that led to my first book."

He has written in several genres and under two pseudonyms, Jeremy Dean and Tom Alan.

His first book, Hitting the Jackpot, is a romantic comedy about a man hiding his lottery jackpot from his soon-to-be ex-wife.

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Dereham Times: His first novel was a rom-com called Hitting the JackpotHis first novel was a rom-com called Hitting the Jackpot (Image: Alan Thompson)

Zen Kyu Maestro, on the other hand, is a memoir about his own experience teaching Spanish children.

Mr Thompson said his latest novel, The Last App, is a thrilling psychological drama which is published by Bloodhound Books.

"In it, Mick Strong buys a new app for each member of his extended family: his daughter, grandchildren and great-grandson," he said.

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Dereham Times: He wrote a memoir about teaching under a different nameHe wrote a memoir about teaching under a different name (Image: Alan Thompson)

"The app will tell them when they are going to die.

"Unsurprisingly, not all of his relatives are pleased with their gift and the story follows the ensuing mayhem."

Mr Thompson said he hopes to spend more time writing now he is approaching retirement age.