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, 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.


  • Alannah loves languages: she speaks French like a native (a seven-year-old one) and is fluent in Double Dutch.  "I also tried learning Turkish once, but it was all Greek to me."
  • Heckling the comedian Adam Bloom once at a gig, he described her as "Laura Ingalls with attitude".
  • Alannah's favourite dictionary is the Uxbridge English.  "I liked the Oxford English Dictionary, but it was a bit thin on plot.  I also just found out that a Thesaurus isn't a dinosaur after all, but a kind of dictionary!"

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

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Alannah Foley ... aka The Pyjama Writer

Author of Light Mysteries, Short Stories, 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...)


Having worked on Cycling Widows material in the earlier part of 2015, you could say that the rest of 2015 was MURDER...  because Alannah decided to turn her attention to writing mysteries.  In December, she launched KILLER CLIMATE, the first in a humour-edged series of light cosy-style mysteries.  The author likes to describe her main character, Scott Chevalier, as part campervan-surfer, part Crocodile Dundee; and as he gads about England filming the Campervan Bushman TV show with his sidekick crew, mysteries are just waiting to be solved.  Book 2 & 3, DEATHBED OF ROSES and CRIMINAL INTENT are also now out.

On top of all this, Alannah has reworked the light-hearted Tales from Corny Cove as a series under new cover.  Also look forward to a couple of short story titles coming out in early 2017.  Join the author's Readers Group to hear about new releases, early discounts, and more...  
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