ALISON PRESTON was born and raised in Winnipeg. She tried on several other cities, including Calgary, London ON, and Vancouver, then returned to Winnipeg, where she now lives in the Norwood Flats, home also to the quirky characters in her novels. She is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and was a letter carrier for twenty-eight years. She has published five mystery novels, including The Geranium Girls and Cherry Bites, which was nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. Her new book is Sunny Dreams (Signature Editions).