Sweet Peas and Dahlias (and other illustrated short stories) is a petite volume of five stories just right for reading in a spare moment. Take a break - put your feet up - have a laugh, or an ahhhhhh, or a surprise at the twist in the tail of the tale! The illustrations have been especially commissioned from the talented Wendi Fyers to add ather dimension to your reading pleasure. Old lovers meet up in Sweet Peas and Dahlias - is their meeting a coincidence or is it brought about by other interested parties? Such betrayal in Gotcha! How can it possibly be lived down - will Mo ever forgive him? Will Roger's proposal In 'The Proposition' be considered, or contemptuously thrown back at him? In 'He can't help it!' - what are June and Shirley cackling about so riotously? - imagination boggles! Honestly - it's unbelievable that Margaret's aired their dirty linen in public!!! No wonder the letter is written under a pseudonym in 'Yours Worriedly'.
Susan Alison paints pictures and writes stories for a living, and her cafetiere is always hot. Dogs tend to enter into the pictures, and the prose, quite a lot, Susan living under the paw as she does. Monty and Rosie (and Jeff-Dog now, too) are her Border Collies - they keep an eye on her artwork to make sure she keeps earning kibble, and every now and then they round it up and post it to her artwork blog. There are more romantic comedies on the way, but in the meantime some illustrated doggerel books will put in an appearance - the first being 'The Corgi Games' to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and The Olympics this year - also an illustrated book of short stories - 'Sweet Peas and Dahlias'. Jill Mansell (internationally best-selling author) said of 'White Lies and Custard Creams': Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun! Katie Fforde (best-selling rom com author and President of the Romantic Novelists' Association) said of 'All His Own Hair': 'Susan Alison handles difficult issues with quirky humour and uplifting results.' Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications.