Invasion of A
A scary story by Elizabeth H. Allison
Trade Paper: 6" x 9" 174 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-703-0, $12.95.
Special Introductory Price: $10.95
After fifty years of hibernation, huge Salt and Pepper Woodchucks
emerge from the ground. The creatures cause quite a stir in a small town
as they proceed to attempt to eat everything in sight: small pets, cars, and
people become targets when the wildly omnivorous woodchucks search for food.
Taking its cue from the old-fashioned tall tales that were spun by Southerners while sitting on a front porch, in the dark, on a late Saturday night. It mimics the kind of story that raises the hairs on the back of the neck just before producing laughter. Two teenage brothers become major parts of the excitement as do town animal control workers, the mayor of Byerville, an apartment manager, and a young single mother. A radio remote control car race and other goings on become more chaotic every time the woodchucks appear. When the giant creatures dig an enormous hole the race, the racers, and the spectators spin out of control as they careen toward a hilarious ending.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Although Elizabeth Allison has always lived in North Carolina, her thirst for travel has taken her far away from the Southern Piedmont. Australia, Jamaica, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Las Vegas are some of the places that she has visited. Elizabeth enjoys traveling with her husband when he is not racing professional remote control cars.
Printing has been her main occupation for many years. Gravure, offset, and flexography have kept her busy and paid for her living expenses. Elizabeth Allison has worked in shops that prepared printing for magazines, brochures, posters, cloth, and labels. Her previous art studies at Appalachian State University and UNCC, gave Elizabeth the basic skills needed to paint and draw. She drew caricatures and painted for festivals. It was fun and creative, but she felt a need to explore other media.
For several years, Elizabeth entered small contests and won prizes for her writing skill. A story, about a fast food restaurant, earned her a trip to the Bahamas. One essay gave her a chance to participate in a grill-off. Elizabeth Allison has found the thrill of writing and creating with words.