Category Archives: horror

The Questions with A. Carina Barry: writer


In the not-so-long ago, I met Carina via some other online writer friends, and she runs one of the online writers’ groups I belong to. For some reason (because I’m that cool, I guess), she asked me to edit a couple of her stories for her book The Under-Circus and Other Tales. The Under-Circus is a very intriguing and fun setting, and I hope she and her husband Robert re-visit it again for another book. Looking back, I have no idea how I managed to do the edits that I, erm, managed to do, because I was also teaching full time. I even asked her to answer The Questions well over a year ago, and I’m finally able to get to posting them. So, I’ll … Continue reading

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GNU Tanith Lee

Tanith Lee

It seems there has been an awful lot of deaths this year. I personally have sent out, oh, six or eight sympathy cards in the past few months, when last year, it was one. A dear friend’s sister was killed in a car accident. Another friend’s papa died. The aunt and uncle of another friend died, both within a few days of each other. Then we lost Terry Pratchett, one of my very favorite authors, in March. And then, as if that loss wasn’t enough, another wonderful voice has left us: Tanith Lee, a prolific British writer for over 40 years, who died this past Sunday at the young age of 67. She was only nine months older than Sir Terry, who by the way, … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for debut author Chad A. Clark!!!


I am beyond pleased to bring you a cover reveal this fine day middle of the night. Why, you may ask, is dSavannah so excited? And why has she begun speaking of herself in the third person? Well, I’ll tell ya. If you’ve read my blog over the past few months, you’ll know that one of my writer friends is Chad A. Clark. He was my partner in crime writing for April’s #AtoZChallenge. He answered The Questions on May 4. And today it is my honor, nay my privilege, nay my joy, nay my supreme raison d’être (I may be getting carried away here…) Anywho, I’m pleased as punch to be part in the cover reveal for his debut book, which will be released for Kindle … Continue reading

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The Questions with Chad Clark: writer and #AtoZchallenge2014 partner


Holy cannoli. My last entry for The Questions was July 2013. Ten months ago. Wow. I am feeling like a major slacker right about now. Or that I’ve been majorly busy. Actually, that’s it. Majorly busy. Life. Work. The pursuit of ways to support my eating habit. {In other news, I’m accepting applications for a patron… } As you are more than well aware, for the month of April, I participated in the #AtoZchallenge2014, writing 26 posts corresponding with the 26 letters of the alphabet. Per my usual, I basically just rambled with no rhyme or reason or plan or, in some cases, actually having a coherent thought. For this endeavor, I had a partner to cheer me on: Chad Clark. Unlike myself, Chad had … Continue reading

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So, I haven’t been blogging… again…


And you probably didn’t even miss my ramblings, because “you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” really only refers to chocolate and rain. Not to verbose writers who ramble only sporadically. I’ve wanted to blog, I truly have, but life has gotten in the way. As usual. I didn’t even manage to publish the “yay! Your book is here!” post for Troy Aaron Ratliff’s horror novel Do I Bother You At Night. And I promised him I would. (Forgive me, T-roy?) {<—- if’n you wanna see this little pics a wee bit bigger, just click them; you can also go visit my #PhotoADay2013 album on Facebook to see a large version of each individual image} The chaos I’ve endured ~ and, you could … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for author Troy Aaron Ratliff!!! ~ #DIBYAN

Troy Aaron Ratliff

A few weeks ago, dSavannah Rambles was part of the cover reveal for my author friend, Troy Aaron Ratliff. The book will be released on October 4, 2013, and is a blend of Horror and Science-Fiction with literary themes and in a literary style. And now, I’m excited to share the book trailer! This is totally creepy and awesome. As I type, my heart is pounding away in my chest. Scary! If you’re on Goodreads, be sure to add it to your want-to-read shelf! I have! In the meantime, sit back, but do NOT relax! Find Troy: His Website Twitter Facebook Google+ Goodreads Find his stories on Amazon, Smashwords, and Buy his art on Zazzle

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Cover Reveal for author Troy Aaron Ratliff!!!

Troy Aaron Ratliff

I am pleased and honored to be able to help reveal the cover for author Troy Aaron Ratliff‘s first novel, Do I Bother You at Night?, which will be released on October 4, 2013. The book is a blend of Horror and Science-Fiction with literary themes and in a literary style. Here’s the blurb: They say nothing ever happens in Kansas.  Sylvester Petersen used to think so too.  That is, until a mysterious new neighbor moves in next door, seemingly out of nowhere.  His handful of friends – people who tried to help him cope with the sudden death of his wife – think that it might be an opportunity for him to get reacquainted with the world outside his farmhouse and to build a new … Continue reading

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