Susan Day

Biography

Susan travelled around the world twice before she was seven years old. It was the sixties and the cheapest way to circumnavigate the globe was by cruise ship. All alone, it seemed only fitting that the wonderful events she experienced and places she visited on these journeys be recorded for history. Thus, her story telling skills began. Firstly, to Rupert Bear, her lifelong companion, and then to a host of imaginary friends and finally to her pet dog once the family finally set down roots in Australia.

From her Irish heritage she learnt how to tell a good story well and the importance of storytelling in the re-living of her family’s past and present experiences. Her mother taught her that a good story should make people laugh then cry. But if you can make people cry with laughter then you’ve achieved something worthwhile.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent a many years of my childhood aboard cruise ships. This was the cheapest way to travel and so, before I turned seven I had circumnavigated the globe twice - not on my own, mind you, there were a lot of people on those ships!

The experience gave me a lot of ‘fodder’ to draw from when I was asked to write stories in class. I was also an only child and from a very early age I felt the need to recount my thoughts to my friend, Rupert the Bear. Together we’d try and nut out the weird and often unfathomable logic of adults. We’d record the fantastic things we saw – flying fish; armed military standing on every corner in some dark mysterious land and a psychedelic poster in the rec room (that kept me intrigued for hours!)

During this time I developed a great love of pencils, paper and drawing and I still have Rupert.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent a many years of my childhood aboard cruise ships. This was the cheapest way to travel and so, before I turned seven I had circumnavigated the globe twice - not on my own, mind you, there were a lot of people on those ships!

The experience gave me a lot of ‘fodder’ to draw from when I was asked to write stories in class. I was also an only child and from a very early age I felt the need to recount my thoughts to my friend, Rupert the Bear. Together we’d try and nut out the weird and often unfathomable logic of adults. We’d record the fantastic things we saw – flying fish; armed military standing on every corner in some dark mysterious land and a psychedelic poster in the rec room (that kept me intrigued for hours!)

During this time I developed a great love of pencils, paper and drawing and I still have Rupert.
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Books

A Christmas Calamity
By Susan Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
After the terrible calamity that befalls Santa and the reindeer it is our much loved heroes who are left to save Christmas. Surely, it can't be that hard? Drive the sleigh, deliver the presents, eat all the milk and cookies... Simple! Sadly, the wicked acts of one old alley cat and a robot undermine our heroes at every stage and saving Christmas is not as easy as you might think!
Speed Bump Charlie's ABC
By Susan Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
Speed Bump Charlie's ABC is not for the faint hearted. You should only read this story if you’re really brave. I mean really really brave. Are you brave enough to save your granny from a burning building? Are you brave enough to eat a worm? A live one?!!
The Gypsy Curse! - Illustrated
By Susan Day
Series: Astro's Adventures, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
So far, the greatest enemy Astro and the gang has come across has been Speed Bump Charlie, the evil alley cat. That is until now! Tinka, the Gypsy Cat, winds a curse not only around our brave heroes but around Speed Bump Charlie himself. What can Astro and the gang do? Will they all be caught and be thrown in the Check Out?!
Puppy Obedience Training
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is a great ebook that will offer you quick tips and advice so that you can get on with training your puppy.
Walking Nicely on the Leash!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
It is sooo frustrating when you want to go on a nice walk but your dog is dragging you down the street! Your arms hurt and you look and feel silly. This ebook will give you tips and advice that you can use straight away. It also explains why leash walking is such a difficult thing to train - You're not alone!
Stop Digging Up My Garden!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Many young puppies have the very stressing habit of digging. It is a common behaviour but it can wreak havoc on a nicely maintained garden. It can also cause a terrible mess and lead to some puppies being left outside because their dirty paws make too much mess inside the house. Plants are expensive to replace too.
Stop Biting Me!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Many of these young puppies have the very stressing habit of biting and nipping. It is sometimes called mouthing. This is because your puppy is using its mouth to play with you just like it might another puppy. However, this can cause pain and wounds.
My Puppy Is Running Wild! Mat Training for all Dogs!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Many young puppies have the very stressing habit of running wild around the house when they are allowed inside. A puppy is just telling you that it is happy to see you and is excited about being allowed inside with the rest of its family. However, it may hurt itself or damage your furniture.
Stop Jumping Up on Me!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This ebook gives you practical tips and advice that will help you train your dog not to jump on you or anyone else! You'll be able to use these tips straight away and see positive results.
Romeow & Drooliet
By Susan Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
In the style of the great bard, this tale of two paw-crossed lovers leads us on a tragic tale. There is also a message to every pet owner about the importance of neutering their pets.
Major Dakota's Ghost - Illustrated!
By Susan Day
Series: Astro's Adventures, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
When Commander Rocky vanishes in a puff of smoke Astro gathers the team and they travel to the USA to rescue him. However, things don’t go to plan and our valiant heroes become dog-napped and locked in a room without a door! Their mission is further complicated when they have to save a group of celebrity dogs being held for ransom and deal with five ghosts lurking in the haunted house!
Rampaging Rats - Illustrated!
By Susan Day
Series: Astro's Adventures, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
The third book in the Astro's Adventures series finds our heroes at Melbourne City Airport. It is being destroyed by monster rats. People are led to believe that dogs are responsible so Astro and our valiant team not only have to destroy the rats, but they also have to find out who created these terrible creatures and clear the name of the secret Organisation that exists to save dogs from neglect.
25 Tricks Any Dog Can Do!
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This great beginners guide will provide your family with hours of fun as you teach your dog these great tricks. These tricks are presented in a step by step format and are designed for any breed of dog of any age. Any child can teach their pet dog these tricks too.
The Golden Treasure - Illustrated!
By Susan Day
Series: Astro's Adventures, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
In the second book of the Astro's Adventures series, The Golden Treasure, our dedicated operatives are sent to find a secret treasure which has been stolen by the evil cat, Speed Bump Charlie. To make things more difficult the Golden Treasure has been cleverly hidden in the one place no dog has ever entered before - a cat show!
The Christmas Mouse
By Susan Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
This book is about a rather finicky little mouse lives is a tree in the country. His life is full of dinner parties and celebrations. However, his world is shattered when the tree he’s living in is chopped down and taken to a home in the city. Not only does the little mouse find himself dragged into this strange environment but the family who now own his tree are rude and quite lazy.
The Whispering Castle
By Susan Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Whispering Castle is an Interactive Adventure Story where the reader gets to add their own details and create their own story. This is the first of a series of these types of books. They are designed to capture the reader's imagination and let them take control of the story.
The Great Escape Illustrated!
By Susan Day
Series: Astro's Adventures, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
There is a special organisation responsible for the well being of all dogs. Its main goal is to make sure that all dogs are provided with a proper home, a nice warm bed and a cat to chase. This organisation is kept secret from every human being and operates, as you are about to see, right under our very noses…
Understanding Your Dog.
By Susan Day
Series: Quick Puppy Training. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
This is a reference guide written by a Border collie called Rocky. It explains some of the fundamental issues that strain the human/dog relationship like why dogs bark at lawn mowers, chase cats and rip up cushions. It's a dog's view on our world and all our stuff in it and it also explains how to make your dog happier and healthier in the funniest way possible.

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