Born in Australia, raised in the UK, Alannah is the author of both fiction & non-fiction works, spanning topics as diverse as capers in a campervan, the vagaries of living with an obsessive cyclist, adventures Down Under, mysteries, and light-hearted tales set on England's delightfully picturesque coast of Cornwall where she currently lives.
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 now lives with her cycling-obsessed partner.
aka The Pyjama Writer
Author of Light Mysteries, Short Fiction, Travel Tales & more…
THE PYJAMA WRITER Nickname - What Gives?
So how, you might wonder, did Alannah get her Pyjama Writer nickname? Is it because she has a hankering to write about sensible night-wear? Well, err... no! But she does like to get up early of a morning, sit down with a hot cup of tea, and beaver away at her latest writing project... all the while remaining clad in her comfy dressing gown & PJs. And this can sometimes go on for hours!
As you may have guessed by now, Alannah enjoys peppering her writing with humour, and to find out more about what she's managed to publish, attired in such a slovenly manner, you can check out her BOOKS page... (But, wait, there's more...)
Back in 2015, Alannah's writing life was MURDER... because she decided to turn her pen to mysteries. She has since published three novels in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series starring Aussie Scott Chevalier. Part campervan-surfer, part Crocodile Dundee, he gads about England filming an outdoorsy TV show with his sidekick crew, solving mysteries along the way.
Into 2018, she has a few new projects on the hob, including Up a Creek Down Under, about a return to her Aussie homeland after a twenty-year break. Other projects on the backburner include fun & informative portraits of the various quirks of female life, and have the working titles Better Off Naked and A Necessary Evil. More to be revealed at a later date!
If you want to make sure you don't miss out on Alannah's new releases, click here to sign up to her newsletter.
Possibly, her favourite (set of) quotations are:
To do is to be – Aristotle
To be is to do – Jean-Paul Sartre
To be or not to be – Shakespeare
Do be do be do – Frank Sinatra
A star-studded cast of pseudo-celebrities is forever lining up to give the author's books a 'faux review'. Why not click here to read just some of the comments she's received over the years?