Welcome to the official website for author Raven Oak. “Novelist and occasional short story-ist. In other words—a slightly crazy night owl who frequents coffee shops!

Hopefully you’ve found this site because your interested in finding something new to read. Check out a blast from my past with a recent Flashback Friday post on the blog where I’ll review great and not-so-great science fiction and fantasy I read back in my younger years. Feel free to check out my novels, including two slated for publication in 2015, under Raven’s Work under the menu bar.


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Separating Authors from His/Her Works

Separating Authors from His/Her Works

July 28th, 2014

Separating authors from their works is difficult for me, because as a writer, I understand that we put a bit of ourselves into every book we write. Every character carries a piece of us, is influenced by a part of our selves. This is going to get a little long as I recently discovered something about Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon, and I felt the need to discuss it here. When Orson ScottRead More...

Flashback Friday: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Flashback Friday: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

July 25th, 2014

Long before the world of Wicked, I fell in love with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz---first the movie and then later, the book. I loved the world of Oz, but for the most part, I found Dorothy annoying. She was a wimp. A coward. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is considered the first American faerie tale, which shows in some of the Americana influences to the setting, characters, etc., so in a way, it makes senseRead More...

DiNozzo says,

DiNozzo says, "No!"

July 21st, 2014

The last four days I spent at the PNWA Writers' Conference, where my friend and critique group member, Gayle Clemans, had 6 different agents ask for her manuscript (which in the publishing world, is awesome). Between the 'too busy to eat' bit, crappy con food when I did eat, 18 hour days, and not enough sleep, I got home in great need of: real food, isolation, fun, and sleep. So of course, we went to Card KingdomRead More...