Raven Oak

Seattle, WA

Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood (2016 Ozma Fantasy Award winner, EPIC Fantasy Award Finalist), Amaskan’s War (2018 UK Wishing Shelf Award YA Finalist), Class-M Exile, and numerous stories in anthologies. She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet. When she's not writing, she's getting her game on, enjoying cartography and art, or staring at the ocean. She lives in the Seattle, WA area with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.

Most commented posts

  1. Amaskan’s Blood Contest — 15 comments
  2. L is for Love — 12 comments
  3. Flashback Friday…Dragonflight — 10 comments
  4. Scrivener Saturday: Reading Out Loud — 9 comments
  5. Gender’s Role in Literature — 8 comments

Author's posts

Renton City Comic Con!

Renton City Comic Con

I’ll be vending at the 5th annual Renton City Comic Con at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA this weekend with Books & Chains! Come on out and see the new books and new artwork by me, plus all of Elise’s awesome chainmaille jewelry! Details can be found at: https://rentoncitycomiccon.com

Another Award

Award Medal

Amaskan’s Blood‘s won another award, the Readers’ Favorites Award for YA Epic Fantasy. I’m happy that the first in the series is still getting so much love. <3 The title was also reviewed and said, “This is a novel for readers who enjoy plots filled with twists and intrigue and characters that are emotionally on …

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PAX Schedule

Raven Oak

If you’re heading to PAX West in Seattle this upcoming Labor Day weekend, I’m going to be a special guest / panelist there! You can see my schedule below: SATURDAY–AUG 31 @ 4:30 PM: WRITE-LIFE BALANCE Mixing a passion for games with a passion for creativity is no new concept, but it is still a …

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Locus Awards

Connie Willis

Just a reminder that if you’re attending the Locus Awards tomorrow, I’ll be signing at 12:30 PM, along with other awesome SF/F authors like: Greg Bear, TJ Berry, Curtis C. Chen, Tina Connolly, Elton Elliott, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, Jason Heller, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert McCammon, Mary Anne Mohanraj, C.L. Polk, Adam Rakunas, …

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Summer Con at the Fairgrounds!

Summer Con

I’ll be with Books & Chains this weekend at the Washington State Summer Con in Puyallup, WA at the Fairgrounds, June 15-16! We’ll be at Booth #284 in the Showplex, so come say hello!

Last Cities of Earth

Last Cities of Earth

If you remember, last year I was part of a potential anthology entitled The Last Cities of Earth. While an amazing project based on the art and concepts by Jeff Sturgeon, its Kickstarter didn’t make last year. This year, the project is back and reorganized and best of all–the Kickstarter has funded! In the first …

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Chenata Update


If you saw my post several weeks back about my new dragon, Chenata, you saw him in his unfinished state. This past Sunday, I went into Two Birds Tattoo for round two and had him finished up. You all–Suzy is amazing. The level of detail work on Chenata is amazing, so I had to share. …

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“Eat a Salad”

Me, age 9

Eat a Salad, aka Dear Non-Fat People of the World, CW: eating disorders, discrimination, fat-phobia If you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame, you’ll get the above reference (“eat a salad”) and by the end of this post, you’ll hopefully get why it bothered so many people. But that isn’t what this post is about–not really. While I’m going …

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May the 4th Be with You!

May the 4th

If you’re looking for something geeky to do this weekend, otherwise known as Star Wars Weekend (May the 4th, Revenge of the 5th, etc.), then drive down to Puyallup for the Geek Craft Market! I’ll be there with Books & Chains on the first floor with all the new books as well as Elise’s awesome …

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The Writer with the Dragon Tattoo

Everyone discovers the realms of science fiction and fantasy through different means. Some of us by way of a blockbuster film or bestselling novel, and others by way of a friend or a teacher. For me, it was a mix of all of the above, though I didn’t really fall head-over-heals in love with the …

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