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August Act 2022

Posted by Herika R Raymer on August 14, 2022 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (87)

So got brave enough to 'put a finger in a pie'.

Remember those SPS seminars I talked about in July? Well, I have assembled a Book Launch team for a potential release. Problem is, right now the stories are on another venue. I have submitted a request to revert them back to me so I may publish them in a single work, and am waiting to hear back. Was hoping to have it out before the end of the year, but it depends on when they become available. In the meantime, my Book Launch team is reading the material and getting reviews ready to submit.

I plan to use Smashwords to publish in print, epub, and audio (hopefully). Though I will probably have to use Amazon because of its reach as a secondary publisher, I want to use Smashwords as a main one to give the competition some traction. I don't like companies that have too much of a hold on the market and like using the competition.

In addition, I'm reading articles on possible free, or budget-friendly, venues for promotions. BookBub Partners, Pinterest, Medium, and Wattpad to name a few. I have already updated most of my sites (that I recall) and have submitted requests to these areas for use. I want to be sure to use them correctly, especially Pinterest, because I'd hate to be kicked off for being improper. At least, while I'm waiting for my stories to be available, I can get some other media stuff up and going.

July Fire... works

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (2)

((Finally caught up - hehehe))

So I finished the Full-Time Author Challenge with Chandler Bolt and it was very edifying. Not sure what all I will be able to apply, but have a plan at least. Gotta get finished with a project first, but if I'm not done by August 1 2022, I plan to put out a call for volunteers.

I wonder who all will answer?

In the meantime, I have applied the suggestions put forth in Danny Chamber's BUILDING AN AUTHOR BIO to improve my Amazon Author Bio Page as well as some features here. Trying to make my information less 'meh' and more 'really?'. Hope it works!

One thing's for sure - the bunny motiff stays!

June training

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

((Yes, I'm catching up posts. Been a rough year.))

It's summer, but I still have training to do.

Gotta do some personal mental training for the new academic year (I'm an elementary teacher).
Signed up for some publishing training. Need to get serious about pushing these stories beyond this page. (smile)

I MAY have short stories out!

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

((Yes, I'm catching up posts. It's been a rough year.))

I neglected to tell y'all! My short "Apex" was published in the" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">March edition of paraBnormal Magazine in February.
This month I have 2, yes 2, shorts out.
"Living Hope" in the" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">June edition of paraBnormal Magazine in May.
"Olgoi Khorkhoi" in" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Matagordia's Mythical Menagerie from Pro Se Productions in May.

Look for them!


Wishing y'all a Happy Easter 2022

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

((Yes, I'm catching up. It's been a rough year))

Hoping y'all are having a great Easter!

Missing MidSouthCon 38

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In March, MidSouthCon opened again in Memphis TN. They returned to the hotel off Democrat Road. I initially planned to go, excited to see familiar faces. However, due to hotel policy conflicting with Con reassurances, I elected not to go. I hope next year things MIGHT change. As you can see, MidSouthCon 38 was ON HOLD for 2 years due to Lockdown.

Birthday at Confinement in Lebanon, TN

Posted by Herika R Raymer on July 21, 2022 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Birthday to me! It's my first Convention since the Lockdown and I was so excited. We had a lovely drive, a good room, delicious food, and met great people at this small con. My heart goes out to fellow author Stephanie Osborn as she hosted a memorial for her recenly departed husband, Daryl. We miss you man!

Happy New Year - Year of the Tiger 2022!

Posted by Herika R Raymer on January 1, 2022 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Blessings to you with the New Year!

May you have the strength and courage to overcome! May you have the endurance to persevere! May you have comfort!

Know you are LOVED!

Need a Science Fiction Fix?

Posted by Herika R Raymer on January 1, 2022 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Read Science Fiction from a NASA Scientist! And yes, she has a sense of humor.

Want some great science fiction? How about mystery? Or maybe a thriller? Check out Stephanie Osborn! If you are looking for a mad dash-and-grab for alien artifacts crashed around the world, check out her 'The Cresperian Saga' stories. A fan of Sherlock Holmes? Try her 'DIsplaced Detective' series. Need something for a young mind, she has Young Adult books too! Check it out!

October Kinder Vella

Posted by Herika R Raymer on October 11, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My first Kindle Vella episodes are LIVE! Go read them - the first 3 are free!