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    • Man With No Name: A Nanashi Novella April 20, 2017
      Man With No Name Written by: Laird Barron Published by: Journal Stone (March 2016) Series: Nanashi Novella Paperback: 106 pages ISBN-10: 1942712863 ISBN-13: 978-1942712862 ASIN: B01ATOL62M Where to buy: Journalstone, Amazon.com (print), Amazon.com (e-book), and other fine book retailers. Publisher’s Comments: Nanashi was born into a life of violence. Delivered from the streets by the Heron Clan, he […]
      Sarah L. Gerhardt
    • Flesh of my Flesh: The Follow-up Interview September 25, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, I know… it has been a while. This year has been a trying one for me and I have been dealing with some “real life” stuff…  scarier than anything I post here. I apologize for our absence. But it was brief this time. Now that “real life” is levelling out, we are […]
      Sarah L. Gerhardt
    • Now available: The Lovecraft eZine 2014 Megapack! August 10, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, So for the brief week off. But I had a case of life. I was on a bit of a mission and it went quite swimmingly. But fear not wicked ones. I am still here to bring you the strange and spooky! Today we have some news from a wonderful ezine […]
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    • A Conversation With Craig Yoe August 1, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, Today I was fortunate enough to sit and have a chat with the wonderfully fascinating creative genius, Craig Yoe. Craig and I met at HeroesCon this summer when he accepted an award at The Inkwells on Steve Ditko‘s behalf (sort of). I was beyond thrilled when this incredible talent agreed to […]
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    • Flesh of my Flesh —- The Review! July 29, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day seven of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director – Edward Martin III – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and Thursday’s interview with Sean Strauss […]
      Sarah L. Gerhardt
    • Flesh of my Flesh: Interview (/Happy-Hour) With Actress Tara Walker July 28, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day six of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director –Edward Martin III – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and Thursday’s interview with Sean Strauss – […]
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    • Flesh of my Flesh: An Interview With Director of Photography Ryan K. Johnson July 27, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day five of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director – Edward Martin II – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and Thursday’s interview with Sean […]
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    • Flesh of my Flesh – Zombies Need Love Too July 25, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day four of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director – Edward Martin III – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and yesterday’s interview […]
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    • Flesh of my Flesh – An Interview With Documentarian and Location Manager Sean Strauss July 24, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day three of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director of the film and yesterday’s article written by yours truly!  Today we will be talking with […]
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    • Flesh of my Flesh – Through The Eyes of the 2nd Assistant Director – Madness, Mayhem, and Love July 23, 2015
      Hello Ghouls and Boils, Welcome to day two of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out yesterday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director of the film.  Today you get to hear me ramble on about my time on the set. […]
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The Not-So-Savvy Reader

Hello Ghouls and Boils,

As some of you may recall, this month I did a guest blog stint with Savvy Reader’s Blog. A blog for romance novels is certainly out of our element at She Never Slept… but to quote my friend Terry (then Editor of the blog) “a reader is a reader”. I thought it would be fun to introduce a new audience to our world. Sadly, the Owner of Savvy Readers website disagreed with some statements (made in jest) by one of the authors who I interviewed. She removed his interview and pulled the entire blog. I read these comments and completely disagree with her assessment. I find it reactionary and frankly a little appalling. To do such a thing – in my mind – is borderline censorship. So, in protest, I am removing all of my content from Savvy Reader’s.

People with blogs who do reviews and people with small review sites are journalists. We may be a bit “rogue”, but we do have a responsibility to those we review and interview. On that subject, I will be reposting all of the interviews and the article from my week of guest blogging here on She Never Slept. I appreciate the time given by each Author who contributed and I see no reason for their efforts to be in vain. I am backdating the entries so they have the original publish date. You will find all of the links collected below. If you haven’t read the interviews yet… please do, they really are quite interesting. Enjoy, my fiends!

I will leave you with this final thought: “Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.” — Allan Jenkins

Abstrusely,
Sarah L. Covert

Simon Strantzas Interview
Wilum H. Pugmire Interview
Joseph S. Pulver Interview
Robert M. Price Interview
Philip Jose Farmer and the Genesis of Wold Newton (Special Article)
Win Scott Eckert Interview

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There are 3 Comments to "The Not-So-Savvy Reader"

  • JoePulver Joe Pulver says:

    Sarah,

    Thanks for standing tall ! !! Any form of censorship in a literary forum is abhorrent, so it’s wonderful to see your support for the redheaded step-children of horror.

    Viva SNS & Sarah L. Covert!! !

    All my bEastly best! !!

    Joe

  • Bumbles says:

    Wow – what a crappy experience. I’m glad you were able to retain your work from them. And as long as their standards were made clear to you, you worked within them and they allowed the work to be posted, I can’t understand why they reacted as they did. Seems like the interviews will live in a better environment here now.

  • Terry Kate says:

    Hello all,

    I want to thank all the authors who came on the Savvy blog which is currently up and running. In the course of having you there it has rekindled my love of the short story and the idea to read horror. I kinda thought of it then as an extension of my love for Tales from the Crypt and a childhood fascination with Goosebumps.

    As with online talk there is often some mis- communication, of which I am guilty as well. The tab for the Blog was removed from the Main Site. I did not notice that the blog was still linked on the side bar. For a time I was also unable to access the blog due to a technical difficulty and I was thinking it had been removed hence my part in the crossed wires of communication.

    As with anything that we love and have worked hard on we get very attached. I may not own the Savvy blog but I do love it and enjoy working on it. I can not express how sorry I am about any upset feelings, misunderstandings, and confusion that has gone on. I am operating the blog and very excited to share thoughts and information there. I thought to return the content here to Sarah and have it republished on this website. I know how much love and care Sarah puts into her news and reviews site, as we all do. An authors time is a valuable thing and it is my hope that the posts get even more attention here, well deserved attention, for the time and consideration that went into making them.

    My sincere hope is that it inspired some of the readers of Savvy to look at horror and strange tales again. I hope the horror readers who visited took some time to look for other paranormal authors who have been guests on the site. Thank you for reawakening my interest in horror and I look forward to pursuing some new reading.

    Terry Kate

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