Avid writer, photographer, Campervan Capers blogger... and experienced Cycling Widow.
Born in Australia, Alannah Foley was raised in England and lived Down Under for five years in her twenties. Before returning to Old Blighty, she discovered long-lost family, stayed on a camel farm, worked on a City Farm project, and got bitten by every mozzie around.
Over the years, Alannah has channelled her inspirations into various formats – be it a short story, article, poem, or song. After her short stories began ranking well in local & international competitions, she decided to take things a step further, and has now written & self-published works of fiction as well as books based on her travels & life experiences. She likes to thread humour into her work and most enjoys writing fiction with characters who 'tickle' her in some way.
Alannah has also guested with Marj James on Cornwall's Radio St Austell Bay reading her poetry and prose.
Whenever time allows, she also enjoys a spot of photography and her images have been used to best effect in the Campervan Capers blog and on her book covers.
The author currently lives in Cornwall, England, with her cycling-obsessed partner.
Where to find Alannah Foley online
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Welcome to Masterton Training Facility… where breeding the perfect cycling athlete takes on a whole new meaning! Hopeful Tour de France contender, Mark Bradley, arrives at Masterton Training Facility to train alongside hero riders like Larry Legstrong. When the team manager pressures him to take drugs, trouble ensues and he finally discovers a deeper conspiracy. But will he live to tell the tale?
Tales from Corny Cove
TALES FROM CORNY COVE (Life in a Cornish Paradise… What could Possibly go Wrong?)... When Henry & Margaret move down south to run a campsite, it turns out that 'living the dream' sometimes involves dealing with a few nightmares too! "Tales full of twists, turns, and tickles", with the bespectacled Henry having a hard time from the obnoxious farmer next door as well as brutish & unruly campers.
Tale #1 from Tales from Corny Cove...
Beastly Encounters is the first tale in the author's novel-length book, TALES FROM CORNY COVE (Life in a Cornish Paradise… What could Possibly go Wrong?) released here as a free ebook.
Under an Australian Sky
Born in Australia, the author was raised in England of British-Australian parents. In her twenties, she sold everything, ditched her plans and travelled to her birthplace – a five-year journey she wrote about in The Jacaranda Trail.
Under an Australian Sky features some short original reflections on the author's life Down Under, not included in The Jacaranda Trail book.
Campervan Capers 2
The Ongoing Adventures of a Campervanning Couple... With a first year of adventures under their belt, the campervanning couple embark on another year of mini capers.
In this sequel to Campervan Capers, the author continues to blend travel tale with humour and practicality as she and her partner explore more sights (and sites) after the maiden year in their camper.
Campervan Capers - A Couple's First Year Exploring the World of Campervanning...
What do you do when you've got itchy feet but don't want to uproot your life?
Buy a campervan!
At least, that's what this couple did...
Campervan Capers follows a capering couple through their first year of owning a camper, & blends travel tale with humour whilst also addressing some of the more practical aspects.
The Welsh Leek Conspiracy
Wouldn’t you think you’d be able to find at least ONE leek in Wales? After all, it IS their national emblem!...
The Welsh Leek Conspiracy is a short light-hearted travel tale adapted from the author's Campervan Capers book.
The Jacaranda Trail
THE JACARANDA TRAIL - A Journey of Discovery Down Under... Would you just sell everything, ditch your plans and buy a ticket to the other side of the world? In her twenties, the author did just that – and got much more than she could ever have bargained for ...
A Collection of Short Fictional Works...
This collection of nine fictional works comes in a range of shades, from the light-hearted to the 'darker of spirit', and includes shorter pieces of micro-fiction as well as longer short stories.
Featuring: Slipper Island, Living with the Enemy, The Intrepid Adventures of Ralph Ingleton, and more...
Lifting the Veil on Living with an Obsessive Cyclist
Written by a long-suffering Cycling Widow, this is a satirical look at the world of cycling, and might just save a few marriages – as well as many a bike from being fed into the garden mulcher.
A 'must read' for fanatical cyclists & Cycling Widows alike.
Smashwords book reviews by Alannah Foley