Setsuko "Betty" Tsuchiya (Author) and her Dance Partner, Daniel S. Janik (Author)'s shared Blog

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Posted by Betty on Monday, June 3, 2019, In : Betty's Blogs 
Today, I have two husbands. Dan just finished writing a new book entitled "The Edge of Madness." The story is like future science fiction, and he wrote it under one of his author pseudonyms, Raymond Gaynor. He uses this name for thrillers and has published two already: TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2009) with William Maltese, and QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2017) with A. G. Hayes. His new story begins where TOTAL MELTDOWN ends; namely the downsizing of the USA to form a much smaller NewAmerica, mu...
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Posted by Betty on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, In : Betty's Blogs 
Happy New Year!!

It has been so busy a new year.  I went to work on New Year's Day.  After working, Dan and I attended my editor's wedding in the evening on January second (my editor, David, is editing my upcoming book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY).  The weather was heavy with rain but the wedding had so many people and was a very relaxed ceremony.

It has been three years since Dan injured his knee and his doctor said to forget about dancing. He recommended surgery and said he had a 75% chance...
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Posted by Dan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, In : Dan's Blogs 
It's been awhile, and you might be wondering what Betty and I are doing. I'll let Betty "kiss and tell" in her posting. For me, I've been being a good author. 

You probably know about my two children's books, A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) and THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), at least I hope you do! If you haven't read them, now is the time! They're available world-wide from The first is about ohana (Hawaiian for "family"), and the second is about enjoying moving -- "dance, dance, da...
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More Turtles, Turtles, Turtles!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 

I've just received my order of 60 turtles from Fiesta: one turtle per THE TURTLE DANCES book. At the Savant Bookstore Honolulu, it's exclusively $16.95 for the book and a turtle. Hurry before they all crawl out of the box and disappear!  Savant Bookstore Honolulu:

Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawaii Kai Retirement Center (free parking);
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Kokua Market (free parking, too).

See you there! Just say Dan sent you!

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Turtles, Turtles, Turtles! Awesome!

Posted by Dan and Betty on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Now that my new children's Color-Me-Please book, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), has been released, I'm out looking for some stuffed animals to include along with the book. They've got to be realistic (I'm a naturalist) and yet cute and cuddly (after all, Isla, the dancing turtle and her dance partner, Surf, are beautiful turtles in looks and heart). While I haven't yet fully decided, I'm favoring these GUNDimals turtles. 

What do you think? Have you read my new book about Isla, the Hawaiian ...

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Poetically Perfect

Posted by Betty and Dan on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Although I'm a prose writer by profession, I've always been a poet at heart. Maybe at the heart of every good prose writer is a poet. Whatever, I began writing poetry at 12 years of age and have been writing ever since. In undergraduate college I wrote a poem called "Everyway" which won many honors and is one of my favorite to this day. Then came "Water Faucet Man" and many others, eventually collected in three editions: (1) "Footprints, Smiles and Little White Lies," (2) "The Illustrated Mid...
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The Turtle Dances

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
I don't think I've shared that I'm a multi-award-winning author of a variety of books ranging from non-ficition educational works to poetry collections to novels and children's books. My first children's book, SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRYTALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants, 2005) is a collection of three "modern" fairy tales I made up and told around campfires throughout Alaska until someone suggested I write them down for posterity. 

That done, I wrote a non-fiction education work, ...
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