Deb Susan’s cover reminds her of her father … and her son

When I signed my contract with Minotaur for the first three books in the Shinobi Mystery series, I accepted that my cover art was out of my control. And I made a decision: Whatever my cover looked like, I would love it. Many authors compare their books to children, and seeing my cover art bore many resemblances to the birth of my son. I didn’t know what my son would…

Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Deb Susan Loves All the New Beginnings

I’ve always loved beginnings, and New Year’s Day in particular. New Year’s Day is the stuff of dreams, its potential limited only by imagination. This particular year holds more exciting potential than any other I can remember. It won’t be as emotional as the year I married my husband, or as life-changing as the year I knew I would first hold my son in my arms. But numerically speaking, 2013’s…

Thursday, January 3, 2013
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Deb Susan’s Mind is All Tied Up

At heart, I’m a creature of simple comforts. The things I’m most attached to are my memories. Like most authors, I have a vivid imagination (probably too vivid – seeing as how I spend my days finding new and inventive ways to my kill my imaginary friends). Anything can trigger a memory, and almost everything does. I wouldn’t want it any other way. When I think about writing, I think…

Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Deb Susan’s Romantic Ritual of the Sea

  Most of you know I have a marine aquarium focused on seahorses. (OK, technically all of you know it now.) Far fewer of you probably know that seahorses have rituals too. The most visible, and most dramatic, centers on courtship. Most seahorses mate for life (though some, like my female Ceti, decide to somewhat literally change horses in midstream). The courtship and mating process involves tail-holding, mid-water “dancing” and…

Thursday, November 8, 2012
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