Alana Woods ... is the intrigue queen

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  • "Imbroglio by Alana Woods --- Thoroughly absorbing --- I have just finished reading "Imbroglio" by Alana Woods. "Imbroglio" is an intricately drawn story that centres on t..."
    Richard
    5 stars
  • "Concentrate! -- Imbroglio by Alana Woods -- One of my better reads, the plot twists and turns starting from a very unexpected place. Normally a tale like this would follow the n..."
    N Graham
    5 stars
  • "Imbroglio by Alana Woods --- Imbroglio lives up to its name,"a confused or perplexing interpersonal situation". The story races along as Noel tries to unravel the puzzle of Davi..."
    Cathy
    5 stars from me!
Hello, I'm Alana Woods ... the queen 
of intrigue fiction. You'll find the latest on my books and blogs here.
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There's nothing like relaxing with a book that takes you into its own world.
Let my award-winning legal suspense intrigue thriller AUTOMATON entertain you.


Elisabeth Sharman has a secret.
As a senior solicitor with the Australian Capital Territory Legal Aid Office she's defending a 19 year old with amnesia. He can't remember committing the murder for which he's on trial. Or says he can't.
Robert Murphy has a problem. Elisabeth.
He's her instructing solicitor and she's not playing by the legal rules. She's using her feminine wiles with him—to good effect—and he's afraid her motives aren't pure.
126,000 word intrigue suspense.
Available in paperback and kindle formats.
Automaton on Amazon
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If legal intrigue AUTOMATON isn't your kind of fiction, how about gut-twisting espionage suspense thriller IMBROGLIO to get your adrenalin racing.


When Noel Valentine saves David Cameron from a burning car on a dark night in far north Queensland she has an inkling of what she may be setting in train—but no idea that one outcome will be a fight for her life. Would she have saved him if she had known she would be facing sharks of the finned as well as the two-legged variety?

96,000 word intrigue suspense.

Available in paperback and kindle formats.
Imbroglio on Amazon
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A collection of published, new and award-winning short stories that take you into a whirlwind of romance, crime, travel and humour.  Read them all in one sitting or dip in one at a time.


Available in kindle format.

Tapestries on Amazon

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What’s the secret to a compelling hook?

How do you write characters that live and breathe?

When do you show and when do you tell?

Where does story development take you?


Why do your descriptions fall flat?

Who is telling the story? First, second or third person point of view.

All that and more in 25 essential writing tips.

Available in paperback and kindle formats.

Family medical history 
A diary in which you can record everything and anything of a medical nature that happens in your family.

Available in paperback.


Follow the exploits of My Fiefdomness
and my loyal subjects
in my communiques from
CHASING BOOK SALES LAND
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Communique 3
Meet Egbert Rosella of
CHASING BOOK SALES LAND
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Sunday author interviews

Dan Alatorre, author of THE LONG CUTIE is my latest author interview. Dan writes about a heart condition called Long QT Syndrome.

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