Suzanne Johnson

Dr. Suzanne Johnson has loved animals, and in particular dogs, since she was a young girl growing up on farms in West Virginia and Virginia. She has worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and animal rescuer, and has owned and taught more than two-dozen dogs, cats, ferrets ... even a parrot. She earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Psychology, all from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught at VCU and was also an Instructor for several years at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, in Reynolds' Animal Care program. Dr. Johnson was a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who practiced in the Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. areas, dealing with hundreds of dogs and cats and their owners. She has lectured on cat behavior at the Smithsonian Institution, among other presentations, and has led discussions, lectured, presented papers and spoken on the field of animal behavior at conferences, professional meetings and colleges throughout the United States. Dr. Johnson has also served as an expert witness and professional consultant in several civil and criminal trials having to do with animal behavior. She is now retired but her passion remains, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that reflects her passion, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that respects, retains and affirms their loving, playful and happy natures. Veterinarians and breeders have instructed their clients on Dr. Johnson's proven methods. Today, she lives in the country with an 11-pound Ragdoll cat who has what Dr. Johnson calls a "cattitude" - cat with an attitude. But Dr. Johnson's methods work like magic on him, too!
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T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"


We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.