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.

Recent Posts:

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...

Flashback Friday: The Lorax

Flashback Friday: The Lorax

July 18th, 2014

While you read this, I'm currently at the PNWA Conference, which I hope is a good one! So while I'm working, enjoy today's Flashback Friday with a twist. ;) A writing friend of mine asked on Facebook the other day, "What was the first book that made a deep, emotional impact on you?" At first, I threw out books like: To Kill a Mockingbird and Charlotte's Web. The majority of my ideas weren't science fiction or fantasyRead More...

Styrofoam Cats

Styrofoam Cats

July 14th, 2014

At this point in the summer, I think most people have seen what is being dubbed as the "poor man's A/C" or even the "redneck A/C" depending on where you live. As someone who grew up in the south, I wish I'd known about this as a kid. Endless days of 108 degrees = miserable. When we moved to Seattle, one of the draws was the temperate climate. Mild winters. Mild summers. While Seattle does have, onRead More...