Raven Oak

Bestselling science fiction & fantasy author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood, Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays. 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, or staring at the ocean. She lives in Seattle, WA 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

This is not your typical Thanksgiving post!

Riley wants turkey

This is not your typical Thanksgiving post! Nope, it’s not. Why? Because everybody I know with a website or a blog does one, and honestly, there are only so many folks you can read going on about what they’re thankful for or lying about what they wish they had before you’re ready to blow up …

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GeekGirlCon Wrap-Up!

Adventure Time

This past weekend was GeekGirlCon, one of my favorite conventions in the area. Besides supporting diversity and equality, it’s a great convention with attendees from all walks of life–all ages, all genders, all ethnicities, all sexualities. I began this year’s con with a serious ankle sprain, so my left foot was in a huge boot. …

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Steamposium 2018!

To Make a Dragon

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Steamposium has been cancelled. 🙁 Therefore my art piece will not be in the art show. But you can still come see it and purchase it or prints at GeekGirlCon this weekend! For those of you heading to Steamposium 2018 this weekend in Seattle, I won’t be there (I’ll be at GeekGirlCon a few miles …

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To Make a Dragon

This weekend is GeekGirlCon in Seattle! I’ve got two panels, and I’m vending at Booth 703 with Books & Chains! SATURDAY SCHEDULE (10/27): 10 AM – 2:30 PM — Booth 703 w/ Books & Chains 2:30-3:30 PM — FROM BUFFY TO OKOYE: How to Write a Heroine with a Heart Who Stands on Her Own …

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The Beginning of the End?

Weeping Angel

It looks like GeekGirlCon will be my last event this year after an announcement this morning cancelling Anglicon 2018. I don’t know if this is the beginning of the end for the con, but the announcement gave me a serious case of the blues as Anglicon was the first convention I served as a panelist and vendor …

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Puyallup Festival of Books!

Puyallup Festival of Books

If you’re in the area this weekend, the Puyallup Public Library is having their 5th Annual Festival of Books, which includes the Local Author Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 1-4 PM. I’ll be there at a table with my newest releases and will be giving a brief talk at 2:20 PM in the library. You …

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Book Release Party Wrap-Up

Raven reading

This is your Book Release Party Wrap-Up! On a weekend with Renton City Comicon and countless other events, it was awesome to see so many turn out for the double release party last weekend. I started my Saturday with a splitting migraine that carried over from the day before. Despite my aching head, the show …

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Release Party Reminder!

Book Release Party Details

Release Party Reminder! If you’re local to the Seattle area, come join me at the double book release party  THIS WEEKEND for Amaskan’s War and From the Worlds of Raven Oak Coloring Book! I truly hope you’ll be able to join me as we color pages, I read a few bits, and we have some of the geekiest …

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When I was very young, I fell into fantastical worlds the way a young girl yearns for a pony (which I also loved!). I devoured films like Legend, Willow, Red Sonja, and Labyrinth. It wasn’t until I was twelve that I discovered the classics of science fiction & fantasy books, such as those by Ursula K. Le …

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Ursula Memorial

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Brief Tribute

For Worldcon 76: San Jose 2018, I was asked to write a short essay in memory of Ursula K. Le Guin. My brief essay, along with that of Kate Maruyama, Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton (HWA President), Brandon Sanderson, Patton Oswalt, Jo Walton, and George R. R. Martin, was published in “Ursula K. Le Guin: A …

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