So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.

August 29, 2013

I didn’t put my name in the title, but I’m sure you have no doubt who’s writing here. The year has come full circle, and although I could fill volumes with my thoughts about the process … what I’ve learned, the friends I’ve made, and how much I’ve loved this year at the debutante ball, I think it far more fitting to end my posts the way they started. Besides,…

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Deb Susan’s Fish … are Friends

August 22, 2013

“Best Friends” don’t only exist in a human context. Sometimes, friendship crosses species borders, and does so in surprising ways. Despite the mistaken impressions FINDING NEMO created in popular culture, clownfish aren’t the friendliest creatures on the reef. Clowns are feisty, territorial fish that brook no interference with their hosts and demand that other fish stay well away. Among the various species of clowns, the Maroon Clownfish is the undisputed…

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Something’s Fishy with Random Penguin

When Susan took over on Monday for the big Amazon Sponsorship Announcement, Random Penguin got all excited. (No, he doesn’t care much about publishing and books. For him, Amazon=river=fish. Random Penguin likes fish). So he requested permission to show off some of his fish pictures. (Don’t ask me how he made this request. We’re not going to discuss the conversations I have with RP.) If you’ve ever had occasion to…

April 4, 2013
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Deb Susan’s Fishy Habits

As usual, this week’s topic offered me many options. I’m a wriggling ball of bad habits, from procrastination to worrying to drinking far too much coffee and eating far too many french fries. But one habit in particular costs me more money – and more of my time – than any other. Yes, I’m dragging out my aquarium again. I visit the fish store once a week (at minimum). I…

February 28, 2013
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Deb Susan Belongs in a Punitentiary

When the topic turns to humor, I must confess a deep and all-consuming love for the pun. One of my all-time favorite games involves punning back and forth with someone else until one of us loses the ability to add a new pun to the chain or bursts out laughing. Fortunately, I’m lucky enough to have several close friends and family members who not only appreciate but enjoy this particular…

September 27, 2012
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Deb Susan’s Gone Fishing

In keeping with this week’s “when I’m not writing” theme, I’m taking you … under the sea. A little sea. (Sea minor?) This one, to be exact: As I mentioned last week, I have a sixty gallon marine aquarium just to the right of my writing desk and I spend far more time watching (and photographing, and tweeting about) it than I’ll admit. Let’s just say “it’s a lot” and…

September 13, 2012
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Deb Susan Writes With Dragons and Seahorses

Hello from sunny (and currently far-too-hot) Northern California! I’m Deb Susan, and I’m at the ball because I was attacked by ninjas. (Well, one ninja – and he’s fictitious – but I digress.) Although my Shinobi mystery series is set in 16th century Japan, I write in two very different (and much more mundane) places. On days when I finish the clients’ work before quitting time, I spend the remaining…

September 6, 2012
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