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Header text: Alannah Foley - Travel Tales, Humour, Mysteries, Fiction
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Image: Author Alannah Foley... aka The Pyjama Writer

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.

Header text: Alannah Foley - aka The Pyjama Writer


  • 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

A star-studded cast of pseudo-celebrities is forever lining up to give the author's books a 'faux review'.  Why not
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THE PYJAMA WRITER Nickname - What Gives?

Firstly, in case you've been rolling your eyes at the aporling sppeling here, rest assured that, in the UK, 'pyjama' has got a 'y', not an 'a' - honestly, there are already enough of those in the word as it is!

So now that's out of the way, you might be wondering, where 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.

Fast-forward a bit and she has a few new projects on the hob. Up a Creek Down Under, about a return to her Aussie homeland after a twenty-year break, is scheduled for release in February 2019. 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!

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