Susan Swain

Biography

I live, read, write rhyming and crime stories, and walk my liver spotted dalmatian, Bea, in Small Town, New Zealand.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Small Town, New Zealand. But my writing is influenced by all the towns and cities I've inhabited, and by the people I've encountered.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing stories in my head long before I learned how to commit them to paper.
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Where to find Susan Swain online

Twitter: BSusans
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Books

Bounty
By Susan Swain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,280. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
It’s all about money and the prize is a magnificent estate called Bounty. Perce is used to getting what he wants and he wants Bounty, but getting it isn’t going to be easy. The current owner won’t give it up without a fight. And when Perce falls victim to a serious illness, there’s something very suspicious about the man who suddenly wants to be his friend. Who is CJ and what does he really want?
Quill Series
By Susan Swain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
What happens when hog meets dog? Find out in the first of two rhyming stories, Humble Hedgehog, when Humble meets Tank the labrador. In Fidget Fantail, find out what happens when a cat follows a bird home.
Humble Hedgehog
By Susan Swain
Series: Quill. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
What happens when hog meets dog? Find out with Humble hedgehog and Tank the labrador.
Dreamtime Series
By Susan Swain
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
The first of three rhyming stories, Bella Fire Dog, is about how Bella's dream of being a fire dog is realized. Coach Dog Dick tells how Dick connects with his coach dog forbears. Nightmare Winnie is about what happens when Winnie's dream takes flight.
Guide Dogs Series
By Susan Swain
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
The first of the three rhyming stories, Guide Dog Scout, is about Scout's journey through puppy training to graduation as Samantha's guide dog. Bosun Hangs His Harness Up is about retiring guide dog Bosun's journey home to his puppy walkers. Listen Up Lucky Pup is about how a homeless dog's special talents are recognised by shelter staff leading to a rewarding career for the lucky pup.
Listen Up Lucky Pup
By Susan Swain
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
Listen Up Lucky Pup is a rhyming story about how a homeless dog's special talents are recognised by shelter staff leading to a rewarding career for the lucky pup.
Nightmare Winnie
By Susan Swain
Series: Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
Nightmare Winnie is a rhyming story about what happens when Winnie's dream takes flight.
Coach Dog, Fire Dog Series
By Susan Swain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
Dalmatians born in the UK have a proud history serving as coach dogs. However, dalmatians born in the USA have an equally proud history serving as fire dogs. The first rhyming story, Coach Dog Dick, tells how Dick connects with his coach dog forbears. Bella Fire Dog is about how Bella's dream of being a fire dog is realized.
Lily Liver Series
By Susan Swain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
Lily Liver's On the Ball, On the Run, On the Plate, and On the Call are a series of rhyming stories abouts dalmatians Lily Liver and Two Pi R, Boomerang the labrador, Billy Brown the border collie, cocker spaniels Yankee Sam and Jake and Joe, and Australian terriers Sadie and her sister, German shepherds Wiley Shep and Herman, little Laika the lap dog, Pat the cat, and a flock of sparrows.
Bosun Hangs His Harness Up
By Susan Swain
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Bosun Hangs His Harness Up is a rhyming story about retiring guide dog Bosun's journey home to his puppy walkers.
Coach Dog Dick
By Susan Swain
Series: Coach Dog, Fire Dog · Dalmatian History · Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Coach Dog Dick is a rhyming story about how one dalmatian connects with his coach dog forbears.
Lily Liver's On the Call
By Susan Swain
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lily Liver’s On the Call is a children’s rhyming story about dogspeak.
Lily Liver's On the Plate
By Susan Swain
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lily Liver's On the Plate is about how a typically greedy dalmatian is thwarted by the neighborhood dogs, cat, and birds while trying to steal their dinner but redeems herself with her owner.
Lily Liver's On the Run
By Susan Swain
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lily Liver's On the Run is about how a dilly-dallying dalmatian defly dodges a german shepherd bully.
Lily Liver's On the Ball
By Susan Swain
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lily Liver's On the Ball is about how a playful labrador shows a ball-shy dalmatian to catch (and fetch) balls before they can hit and hurt her.
Fidget Fantail
By Susan Swain
Series: Quill. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
Fidget Fantail is about what happens when a cat follows a bird home.
Guide Dog Scout
By Susan Swain
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
Guide Dog Scout is about Scout's journey through puppy training to graduation as Samantha's guide dog.
Bella Fire Dog
By Susan Swain
Series: Coach Dog, Fire Dog · Dalmatian History · Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Fiction
Bella Fire Dog is a rhyming story about how one dalmatian's dream of being a fire dog is realized.

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