Adventures Down Under… But where’s the Camper?

LOOK OUT! Adventures Coming Down Under

OK, guys, I know this is a campervan blog, but campervanning is all about getting out there into the big wide world and having a few adventures, right?

So I thought some of you might be interested to know about Steve & my travels in Australia back in October – even if they weren’t in a campervan!

Last summer, we decided it was about time we took a decent bit of time off. We’d uhmed and ahhed over the past few years about going to Oz to visit friends & family there, so now it was time to get our act together and book a flight.

We went for a month, all told, and if you want to see some of what we got up to, here’s a snap I took of  Steve feeding the camels on my sister’s farm (I’ve left out the spider pix for now!)

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The minute we hit the airport, I began scribbling in my notebook and, by the end of our time in Australia, it was full to bursting with adventures & reflections from our travels. So it won’t surprise you that all this gadding about has inspired a new book which is planned for release some time this year.

Here’s the cover and a link to find out more. If you wish, you can also sign up to get New Release news so that you’ll hear when the book is released…

Up a Creek Down Under - book cover

UP A CREEK DOWN UNDER
Adventures in an Australian Homeland

Fun & quirky travel tales from the pen of Alannah Foley…

CLICK HERE for more on UP A CREEK DOWN UNDER


The Jacaranda Trail - ebook & paperback cover

My earlier travel book set in Australia is called The Jacaranda Trail. In a nutshell, it’s the story of a journey I made to my Australian birthplace back when I was in my twenties.

I stayed Down Under for five years & got much more than I bargained for, that’s for sure!

Discovering I had another sister… Living on a camel farm… Picnicking with kookaburras… And City Farming, to name a few things. I also found my long-lost grandmother who had left my mother in an orphanage from an early age.

Click below if you’d like to find out more about The Jacaranda Trail – it’s available in print as well as in digital

CLICK HERE for more on The Jacaranda Trail

I’m now about half way through a first draft of Up a Creek Down Under, so look out for more news on that as we near completion.

Meantime, I hope if you live in England, you’re not letting the weather get you down too much… Storms, wind, rain – and snow in some areas (chance for a bit of ‘Arctic campervanning’ for you tough nuts out there!)… In amongst it all, though, we usually get the odd sunny day, even if it is a bit nippy.

If you enjoyed reading the blog today, why not comment to say so below. Or maybe it’s sparked off some travel memories of your own Down Under!?

Anyway, take care, and I’ll be in touch again when I have more news.

All the best!

Alannah

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Alannah Foley
aka The Pyjama Writer
www.thePyjamaWriter.com

 

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Campervan Fiction Bargains – this weekend!

Fancy some campervan fiction to accompany your travels over the Easter holidays?

Then why not check out my Campervan Bushman Mystery Series starring Aussie Scott Chevalier?

Forced by circumstance to go to a cold little island called England to film a TV show based on his enviable bush skills and campervan-surfie lifestyle, Scott & the crew inevitably wind up trying to solve mysteries along the way.

The series has an edge of humour, a sense of adventure, and a hint of romance. And this weekend, there’s a bargain or two running, so read on to see if anything tickles your fancy…


Book 1 – KILLER CLIMATE

Currently free when you subscribe to my newsletter – CLICK HERE to sign up on my website… Or else purchase it for $2.99 – CLICK HERE for the store links. 

Book 2 – DEATHBED OF ROSES

Until Monday 27 March, it’s in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection which retails at just $3.99CLICK HERE to get it. But be quick! If you miss out on that, CLICK HERE to pick up the store links for Deathbed of Roses.

Book 3 – CRIMINAL INTENT

Reduced to 99c – I’m holding the price-drop for a few more days – CLICK HERE for the store links.

 
I hope you’ll enjoy the read! Have a great weekend!

Alannah Foley
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Campervan Fiction – OUT NOW!

OUT NOW! Cosy mystery - 99c/p launch special - limited time only!

Hi there!

For those of you who might be interested in my campervan fiction in the form of the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series, I thought I’d let you know I now have a new book out – Criminal Intent.

CURIOUS?

Then head on over to my Pyjama Writer blog for more info. Book 1 in the series is free, by the way, too.

CLICK to find out more

 

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FREE Campsite Tales

Tales from Corny Cove

Apologies, but I’ve been a bit slack… because yesterday I put a post up on my main Pyjama Writer blog then immediately shot out the door to enjoy a day of sunshine riding my bike, only realising this morning that I hadn’t shared my news on this blog.  (Some people are just plain selfish, aren’t they?)

Basically, I wanted to share a special treat where my loyal subscribers (err… that’s you, in case you were wondering!) can pick up a bunch of stories for free in the ‘new improved’ Tales from Corny Cove series.

WHY IS THIS RELEVANT to you on the Campervan Capers blog?  Because the stories are set on a campsite – but more on that in a moment…

Originally intended to be published as 5 separate novelettes, I instead released Tales from Corny Cove in 2014 as a single novel-length book.  Well, I’ve recently put the stories through the mangle…  They’ve been reworked and have shiny new covers, and I’m now re-releasing them as a series of 5 separate novelettes as well as a box set.

ARE YOU LIVING YOUR DREAM?

Well, Henry and Margaret Mooney are!  They’re the two main characters in the Tales from Corny Cove series.  And when Henry was facing redundancy, they decided to sell everything and travel in their campervan to the south of England in hot pursuit of their dream.

Eventually, they ended up running a campsite on the picturesque coast of Cornwall only to discover that there were a few nightmares along the way.

DARE I SAY MORE…?

Suffice to say, if you like easy, light-hearted reads with a feel-good ending, why not pick up the five novelettes in the Tales from Corny Cove series and join Henry and Margaret as they get to grips with a host of bothersome campers as well as the obnoxious red-bearded farmer next door?

Yesterday, the Tales from Corny Cove box set of tales was free on Amazon, so apologies that you’ve missed that.  But all is not lost!  Because the good news is that each of the FIVE novelette tales will be free on each of the FIVE days of this week – in turn from Monday to Friday (ie starting today, 16th May!).  Just click a link below to pick up each title on the relevant day

Individual tales

Monday 16th May – TALE #1 – BEASTLY ENCOUNTERS

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Tuesday 17th May – TALE #2 – FLY IN THE OINTMENT
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Wednesday 18th May – TALE #3 – CORNISH HOSPITALITY
Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Thursday 19th May – TALE #4 – NO BED OF ROSES

Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores
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Friday 20th May – TALE #5 – HARVEST THE SUN

Amazon US   Amazon UK   Other Amazon stores

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O-oh!  I’ve been meditating in a cave all week and missed all this!

Well, the good news is, with all that meditation, you probably won’t be quite as stressed out about missing out on the above as you might normally be.  But if your brain is ready for some new input after all that retreat time, know that the box set is at a low introductory discount price which I’ll be holding for a limited period after this launch…

All you need to do is hit the link below for the Tales from Corny Cove box set to reach your country’s Amazon store:

Tales from Corny Cove box set

TALES FROM CORNY COVE
Box Set – Tales #1-5

Amazon US

Amazon UK
All Other Amazon stores

NOTE!  The box set includes some bonus ‘behind the scenes’ insights into the tales which you won’t find in the individual novelettes!

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One of my goals over the coming months is to continue to put out more fiction as well as build a readership of folk who enjoy my work.

One of the ways to do that is to encourage readers like yourself to spread the word.  So if you have a moment, please share this blog to pass on the news.  Or perhaps post a link on your favourite social media network.

Well, here’s hoping you enjoy your visit to Corny Cove where Henry and Margaret are waiting for you in the ‘new improved’ Tales from Corny Cove series!
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Happy reading!
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Alannah Foley

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FREE Campervan Cosy Mystery

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I’ve mentioned my latest cosy mystery series (sorry, that’s ‘cozy’ if you’re in the States!) before on the blog, so I won’t go over old ground.  Suffice to say that the first book in my Campervan Bushman Mystery Series, Killer Climate, is FREE on Amazon this weekend.

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WHERE CAN I GET IT?

Find out all the info on Amazon – just click here to pick up the link to a store in your own country.

REMEMBER!  SHARE the good news on your FAVOURITE social network!

COMING SOON…

There’ll be news of more fiction coming your way shortly…  Yep, Tales from Corny Cove has been going through a re-edit and the ‘new improved’ version will soon be launching under new cover as a series of light-hearted, easy-read novelettes. All the tales have a feel-good ending and are set in an idyllic holiday location – on a campsite on the coast of Cornwall in the south of England.

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I’ll be promoting the tales for FREE for a very limited time, so if that sounds like your bag, why not subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out?

In the meantime, happy reading and I hope you enjoy the cosy mystery!

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Campervan Mystery – FREE TODAY

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Just in case any of you campervanners out there might enjoy reading some campervan-related fiction, I thought I’d let you know that the first book in my new Campervan Bushman Mystery Series is on Amazon FREE TODAY – so why not pick it up before the promotion expires?

Here’s all the info in case you are totally in the dark on this one (pretty much a copy & paste job from my main blog to save time!)…

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

As with all the planned books in my Campervan Bushman Mystery Series, Killer Climate has an edge of humour, a sense of adventure and a hint of romance.

I kinda like to describe the star of the series, Scott Chevalier, as a bit like a young Crocodile Dundee, only with a campervan & surfboard.

You can read the full blurb on the Campervan Bushman page on my website, or the Amazon page for the book – link coming up.

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WHERE DO I GET IT?

Just click here to pick up the link to an Amazon store in your own country.  It’s available till midnight (Pacific Time).

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GET THE SERIES PREQUEL – FREE!

If you think Killer Climate and the Campervan Bushman series might be for you, then why not download the series prequel, WIPEOUT, for free by joining other eager readers on my hassle-free New Releases mailing list?  Just click here to get started.  Easy peasy!

Remember to SHARE the good news on your FAVOURITE social network!

Hope you enjoy the read!

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Campervan Mystery – OUT NOW!

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As per my brief blog a couple of days ago, my first mystery, Killer Climate, which features a campervan-driving ‘hero’ has now been released…

If it’s up your alley, why not check out it?  There were a couple of bonuses attached to this launch, and if you’re lucky, you might just manage to pick them up before they expire – but you’ll have to be super quick!

Click here for more info on The Pyjama Writer Blog.

Enjoy!

Best wishes.

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