Alana Woods is a storyteller with a bent for excellence. It can take her years to be satisfied with the quality of a story. Her first three novels she viewed as practice and consigned them to the flames years ago.
The ideas for her published books to date have come from jobs she has held.
Her fourth and first published, AUTOMATON, won the Fast Books Annual Prize for Best Australian Indie Fiction. It's a legal thriller the idea for which occurred when she spent five years recording trials in the courts of the Australian Capital Territory.
Her next, IMBROGLIO, is a contemporary intrigue mystery that sprang from an early job as a publications typist with the Weapons Research Establishment in South Australia.
She continues to write from experience. She has two in the pipeline: one based on her insider knowledge of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission--she was its Director Publishing. The other a direct result of actual events: the robbery of her jewellery when she was in Italy for her daughter's wedding in July/August 2013.
Want to contact Alana? You can do it through the Contacts page on her website: http://www.alanawoods.com