Alannah Foley

Biography

Alannah Foley... aka 'The Pyjama Writer'

Author of travel tales, light cosy mysteries, short fiction, and other maverick titles that won't fall in line...

Raised in the UK, Alannah lived in her Aussie birthplace for five years in her twenties, where mozzies regularly used her for target practice. She managed to return to Old Blighty devoid of shark or snake bite, however, and currently lives in picturesque Cornwall with her cycling-obsessed partner.

As an author, Alannah writes 'across the board' and loves bringing a sense of fun to her work. Since 2011, she has published mysteries and short fiction as well as travel tales and satirical portraits about life's foibles (some still in the pot!).

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To find out more about the author & her work, visit her website at www.thePyjamaWriter.com.

Where to find Alannah Foley online


Where to buy in print


Series

Travels Down Under
Raised in England, Alannah Foley always had a hankering to return to her Australian birthplace. Then, one day, she made the leap - and got more than she'd bargained for. After spending 5 years Down Under, she returned to England. Two decades later, she found herself still there, and decided it was time to make the trip back. But would it be as she expected? And what adventures did she get up to along the way? Find out in the author's Travels Down Under series.
The Jacaranda Trail
Price: $2.99 USD.
Up a Creek Down Under
Price: $4.99 USD.
Campervan Bushman Mysteries
Light cosy-style mysteries with an edge of humour, a sense of adventure, and a hint of romance featuring Scott Chevalier, who's kinda like a young Crocodile Dundee with a campervan and surfboard. Get WIPEOUT, the series prequel, for free - see link inside each book.
Killer Climate
Price: Free!
Deathbed of Roses
Price: $2.99 USD.
Criminal Intent
Price: $2.99 USD.
Cycling Widows
Cycling Widows 1 & 2 plus The Cycling Widow's Survival Guide.
Cycling Widows
Price: $2.99 USD.
Cycling Widows 2
Price: $3.99 USD.
Campervan Capers
Campervan Capers books 1 & 2.
Campervan Capers
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Up a Creek Down Under
Series: Travels Down Under. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,420. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Bothersome insects, delightful creatures, and the man who transforms potholes from death traps to works of art... Meet these and more in this humorous, informative & reflective travel tale. After twenty years off the mosquito menu, the author returns to the Land Down Under. But is it what she expected? And what adventures does she get up to along the way? Find out in Up a Creek Down Under!
Sardines Might Fly
Price: Free! Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Could air travel GET any worse? Stinky passengers, kids with the power to split eardrums at fifty paces, backed-up restroom queues, and faulty coffee machines that can short-circuit the plane's electrics? With horrors like this to contend with, the trip from A to B can feel more like an epic voyage from A to a distant Z – especially when you're packed in tight like sardines for over twenty hours.
Present Tense, Future Perfect
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: British English. Published: May 6, 2018 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fact meets fiction in this short story based on the life & work of Daphne du Maurier. Plagued by doubts as to whether her novel-writing will ever succeed, Daphne is at a low point. When she discovers a potion that promises the power to magically steal her away from her present plight, she feels she has nothing to lose. Join Daphne as she takes a chance and stares into the face of destiny…
Tales from Corny Cove
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,510. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
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! A series of 5 fun feel-good reads set against the backdrop of the delightful Corny Cove.
Beastly Encounters
Price: Free! Words: 17,350. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Tale #1 in the Tales from Corny Cove series of fun feel-good reads... After a busy Easter start to the season, Henry relaxes with his newspaper only to discover that the murderous Beast of Bodmin Jail is on the loose. But with a brutish, jealous camper running around on site, Henry isn't sure who his biggest threat is.
Criminal Intent
Series: Campervan Bushman Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,760. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A light cosy mystery... From the moment Scott and his film crew arrive at a camp for young ex-offenders in Wales, they're bumping into quarrelsome hot-heads and bullies. But as more strange goings-on ensue, it's clear to Scott and his sidekick crewmates that something deeper and more sinister is afoot. But what exactly is going on and who is involved? Find out in Criminal Intent!
Deathbed of Roses
Series: Campervan Bushman Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A light cosy mystery... Arriving in the Lake District to film the Campervan Bushman TV show, Scott Chevalier and the crew's plans are put on hold with the death of celebrity gardener, Simon Sinclair – a man bristling with charm, ambition and good looks. At first, Scott is under the spotlight as a suspect, but was it the infamous Lakes Killer, or was the man's murderer a lot closer to home?
More Money than Sense
Price: Free! Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Baxter may be stinking rich, but he has no concept of money - and he’s oh-so-gullible! When he squanders his dwindling millions buying the Tower of London from a con artist, it’s the last straw for his long-suffering accountant. Determined to change, Baxter sets off on a quest to do just that!... But will he have the sense to decide on the best course of action?
Killer Climate
Series: Campervan Bushman Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(4.00 from 1 review)
A light cosy mystery… With an enviable campervan-surfie lifestyle & a handful of bush skills under his belt, Aussie Scott Chevalier heads to England to film the Campervan Bushman TV show. When things hit rock bottom & the director dies, no one suspects it could be anything but an accident. But as the evidence begins to mount, Scott realises the cold English climate isn't the only killer around.
The Cycling Widows 3 in 1 Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,160. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
"A Light-Hearted Antidote to living with Cycling Obsession, this collection is the Ultimate Gift for the Cycling Widow!" This is a collection of three satirical books dedicated to the new or seasoned Cycling Widow who has to cope with her spouse's cycling obsession on a daily basis. A box set full of musings, insight and humour, it includes: CYCLING WIDOWS 1 & 2 and a 'lifeline' Survival Guide.
Cycling Widows 2
Series: Cycling Widows. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,170. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
CYCLING WIDOWS 2 The Trials & Tribulations of Living with an Obsessive Cyclist Do you live with an obsessive cyclist? Then find out how to deal with topics like bike porn, fetid laundry, and the Curse of the MAMIL – all these & more are deftly tackled in this long-awaited sequel. Brought to you by the author of The Cycling Widow's Survival Guide & Cyclopathic Tendencies.
The Cycling Widow's Survival Guide
Series: Cycling Widows. You set the price! Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
THE CYCLING WIDOW'S SURVIVAL GUIDE A Satirical 'Lifeline' eBook for the New or Seasoned Cycling Widow If you're a Cycling Widow, desperately wondering how to survive living with an obsessive cyclist – Fear not! Here are your answers! Designed with the new & seasoned Cycling Widow in mind, this satirical survival guide incorporates a handy Revenge Toolkit and dedicated Agony Aunt column.
Cyclopathic Tendencies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,010. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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?
Campervan Capers 2
Series: Campervan Capers. Price: Free! Words: 12,770. Language: British English. Published: July 4, 2012 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Campervan Capers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(4.00 from 1 review)
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 Jacaranda Trail
Series: Travels Down Under. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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 ...
The Intrepid Adventures of Ralph Ingleton
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Listening to his grandfather's exciting travel tales, young Ralph dreams of becoming an adventurer himself some day... Bravely pushing the bounds of exploration. Venturing into uncharted territory. And going where no Westerner has gone before. However, as an adult, Ralph's imagination can sometimes get him into hot water. A light-hearted tale with a twist or two.
Cycling Widows
Series: Cycling Widows. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
CYCLING WIDOWS 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.

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