Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Author Feature: Day in the Life of author Herika R. Raymer

So today we have another great author feature, author Herika R. Raymer is here to share what her day is like.  Thanks so much Herika for sharing your day with us today!

Day In The Life Post

My days usually start around 5:45am, and not because of an alarm but usually because my little girl wants to crawl in bed beside me that early. It is her ritual to wake me up before my alarm for work. I cherish it, because I know that she and her brother will soon be too old to want Mommy around. Too soon, my alarm goes off and she and I have breakfast together before I leave for my day-job.

While at work, my mind is constantly moving. Between details of the job and listening to the world around me, I never know when an idea will light up. It could be a conversation I overhear, or a broadcast entertaining me on the way home, or even a program my children are watching which will spark a question or a remark that plants the seed to a story. 

Believe it or not, every day is a tale. Unfortunately not all of them get written down. I just do not have time to write it all down, though I do hope to capture most of it eventually. My particular delight is at the end of the day, at bedtime, when I read stories or make-up stories for my children before they sleep.

After they are down, and my husband and I are settled in to decompress after a long day, I sit at the computer and either type or take a notebook and begin taking notes. Eventually, a story forms and if I am fortunate there is a home for it. That is pretty much a day in the life of Herika R. Raymer.

Herika R. Raymer grew up consuming books - first by eating them, later by reading them. Her mother taught her the value of focus and hard work while her father encouraged her love literature and art; so she has been writing and doodling off and on for over 30 years. After much encouragement, Mrs. Raymer finally published a few short stories and has developed a taste for it. She continues to send submissions, sometimes with success, and currently has a collection of stories in the works. She is the Lead Editor for two horror anthologies available from Sam's Dot Publishing / White Cat Publishing, LLC - Cover of Darkness and Denizens of Darkness - and a free online geekzine called Imagyro.  A participant of the voluntary writer/artist/musician cooperative known as Imagicopter, Herika R. Raymer also edited its promotional steampunk anthology Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells available from Kerlak Publishing / Dark Oak Media. She is married with two children and a dog in West Tennessee, USA.

Her website is at: herikarraymer.webs.com

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Thanks again for sharing what your day is like as an author.  I love getting to see the real life of authors and this is a great example.  I hope you all have a great day and as always: 
Happy Reading!!!

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