Susan Swain

Biography

I live, read, write cosy crime and rhyming animal stories, and walk my liver spotted dalmatian, Bea, in Middle 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.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Susan Swain online

Twitter: BSusans
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Cozy Crime Fiction Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Books 1 and 2 of the Cozy Crime Fiction Series. Bounty, the prequel, is all about money, murder, and a prized estate called Bounty. The sequel, Busted, is about mistaken identity, money, and murder.
Busted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Busted, the cozy crime fiction sequel to Bounty, is about mistaken identity, money, and murder.
Bounty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The prequel to Busted, it’s all about money, murder, and a prized estate called Bounty.
Quill Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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
Series: Quill. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
What happens when hog meets dog? Find out when Humble hedgehog meets Tank the labrador in this rhyming story.
Dreamtime Series
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The first of two rhyming dog histories, 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. The third rhyming story, Nightmare Winnie, is a horse fantasy about what happens when Winnie's dream takes flight.
Guide Dogs Series
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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
Series: Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Nightmare Winnie is a rhyming fantasy about what happens when Winnie's dream takes flight.
Coach Dog, Fire Dog Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Historical » USA
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, 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.
Lily Liver Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A series of rhyming stories for children about dalmatian dogs Lily Liver and Two Pi R, Boomerang the labrador, Billy Brown the border collie, American cocker spaniel Yankee Sam, English cocker spaniels Jake and Joe, 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
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Bosun Hangs His Harness Up is a rhyming story about retiring guide dog Bosun's journey home to his puppy walkers.
Coach Dog Dick
Series: Coach Dog, Fire Dog · Dalmatian History · Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Coach Dog Dick is a rhyming story about how one dalmatian connects with his coach dog forbears.
Lily Liver's On the Call
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lily Liver’s On the Call is a children’s rhyming story about how dogs communicate with us and with each other.
Lily Liver's On the Plate
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lily Liver's On the Plate is a rhyming story 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
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lily Liver's On the Run is a rhyming story about how a dilly-dallying dalmatian defly dodges a german shepherd bully.
Lily Liver's On the Ball
Series: Lily Liver · Dalmatian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lily Liver's On the Ball is a rhyming story about how a playful labrador shows a ball-shy dalmatian to catch (and fetch) balls before they can hit and hurt her.
Fidget Fantail
Series: Quill. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 520. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Set in a New Zealand garden, Fidget Fantail is a rhyming story about what happens when a cat follows a bird home.
Guide Dog Scout
Series: Guide Dogs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Guide Dog Scout is a rhyming story about Scout's journey through puppy training to graduation as Samantha's guide dog.
Bella Fire Dog
Series: Coach Dog, Fire Dog · Dalmatian History · Dreamtime. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Bella Fire Dog is a rhyming story about how one dalmatian's dream of being a fire dog is realized.

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