Quick Six Interview with Savannah Reardon
1. Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?
SR: I write erotica in all shades and varieties from normal, vanilla romance to hot and heavy BDSM to furry, alien lion-men.
2. What are you reading right now?
SR: Endangered Species by Nevada Barr
3. I hear music in the background…what's playing?
SR: Real Good Man by Tim McGraw (Yahoo Launchcast)
4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?
SR: I don't really think I have a favorite. I like most all of them. ;)
5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?
SR: cunt... Though I am trying to reclaim that word and have used it in some of my works.
6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?
Promo time! Flog your wares. Any exciting new releases? How can readers find out more about you and your work?
SR: At the moment, I have Graceful Love, published by eXcessica. It's a romance filled with some angst brought about by a mother with psychological issues. It's also available on Fictionwise and ARe. Also available on eXcessica is the free read, Unplugged, a hot little story about a woman's experience with a butt plug and anal sex. I'm working on editing a novel length manuscript that I plan to submit to eXcessica in the near future, and I also have another story ready to submit to a different publisher (Dragons anyone?). Readers can get the latest news by going to http://savannahreardon.tripod.com, http://sreardon.blogspot.com, or www.myspace.com/savannahreardon.
I used to feel that way about "cunt"--that it was a bad, bad word--but the more I used it the more empowering a term it became for me, in my work and in my life. You're absolutely right about reclaiming it. "Cunt" is a lot like "Queer." Thirty years ago, "Queer" was a horrible word, but the community did an incredible job of converting it into a title of empowerment. Though, I do know a few older individuals who still shake their heads and ask, "How can you call yourself queer? That's a derogatory term!" But I could go on and on about etymological progression...instead, I'll just say thanks so much to Savanna Reardon for today's Quick Six interview!