By day Rebekah Raymond is simply Becca--Medical Claims Adjudicator, Academic Strategist, wife and mother of two. By night, she is Rebekah Raymond, Calgary writer of thriller/horror, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Rebekah is the author of the thriller Life’s Series:
Life's Defeat (Oct 2015)
Life’s Hope (May 2016)
Life's Inception (April 2018).
Raymond attributes her wildly disconnected plots and vivid characters to automatic writing. She is a member of NaNoWriMo and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.
From the author:
In my writing I often resort to automatic writing. By definition that is where the author merely writes whatever flows from them, no editing or thinking on plot or characters at that time. I find the process allows for a more instantaneous portrayal of the scenes, an in-the-moment approach to getting down the actions and immediate feelings of the characters. Later, in the editing, is where those emotions can get refined, the chapters arranged or re-written to fit a better flow.
I wrote as a young child, keeping diaries obsessively, encouraged to write more creative projects. Poetry was a constant in my life, as was music and art, and I always felt a draw toward these disciplines. Giving in to my creative half, I participated in art as well as a number of choral and instrumental groups in school, writing several short stories and novellas in my early teens. I continued on by attending and graduating from Alberta College of Art + Design with a B.FA and received my Academic Strategist certificate from the U of C.
A Trekkie and sci-fi buff, I practice my writing through email based role playing games along many other talented on-the-spot writers.
Raymond lives in Calgary, AB Canada. She is wife to her once High School sweetheart and mother of a young daughter and son. She is a strong advocate of literacy and literature exposed to all from very young ages.