K. M. Herkes writes and publishes stories that dance in the open spaces between genres. Damaged souls, triumphs of the spirit, and dialogue loaded with sarcasm are the house specialties. Professional development has included classroom teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, retail operations, and customer service. Personal development is ongoing. Cats are involved. She lives in the Midwest and works in a library, and when the weather is warm and fine she will be found in her garden instead of the office. At least once a year she disappears into the woods for a week to disconnect from the modern world. Bookmark her website, dawnrigger.com, to keep up with the latest news on upcoming stories, check out extras like story-inspired art, and pick up exclusive free reading material. You will also find her social media links there, along with blog rants on life, the universe and writing.