AUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Herika R. Raymer
STORY: Piasa Remains
Charon Coin Press: What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Herika R. Raymer: I think it is a marvelous idea! I adore audio books, especially during travel.
CCP: What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
HRR: There must be a nostalgic component to it, making one feel oddly comfortable. Think about when most of us are children, our parents read to us. During this there was a connection with family, a feeling of safety, and of a shared treasure. Perhaps, in some subconscious way, a listener revisits this sensation when listening to an audio book.
CCP: What books have most influenced your life?
HRR: Traveler In Black by John Brunner, Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffery, and Callahan’s Bar by Spider Robinson to name a few.
CCP: Do you have a favorite monster/horror character?
HRR: My favorite horror character is the one that thinks and plans. The mindless ones are frightening, true – but are often predictable. Once you learn the pattern, you can defeat it. However, with a devious one the protagonist usually has to be clever. Not all of us can pull that off.
CCP: What do you see as the perfect setting for listening to State of Horror: Illinois?
HRR: Depending on the reader’s level of tolerance, either travelling where they are less likely to be disturbed or at home where they feel safe.
Do you want to hear more? Pick up your copy of State of Horror: Illinois today on audio book at Audibles, Amazon, and iTunes. Our thanks go out to today’s feature author, Herika R. Raymer taking some time to discuss the stories with us. Join us tomorrow as we get a behind the scenes view from another State of Horror: Illinois author.