To You, My Thanks: 5 people to whom FROM UNSEEN FIRE owes its existence

September 11, 2017

For this week’s theme, the Debs are sharing the love and discussing five people without whom our books wouldn’t exist. I use “five” a little loosely — but here goes: My family: I mean, this almost seems too easy, but I couldn’t start anywhere else. My parents have supported my dreams of writing for as long as I’ve had them. They knew I’d be good at it before I did. (My…

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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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Deb Dana Has Many Best Friends

August 20, 2013

I went to elementary school in the era of the friendship bracelet and best friend heart necklace. You know the one I’m talking about: the heart-shaped charm imprinted with the words “Best Friend,” split down the middle so that one friend would get one half and one friend would get the other. Example: That was the necklace you’d give to your #1 Best Friend. Because there were #2 Best Friends…

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