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

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

Chenata

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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Norwescon!

Norwescon

While you’re reading this, I’m away at Norwescon, one of my favorite SF/F conventions! I’ll be back next week! Otherwise, I hope to see you there. 🙂

Dear Former Homeowner,

This post is a part of a new series on my site entitled “Dear ______,” where I plan to write letters to sometimes specific and other times general people. If you want to read more of these, you can see the ones I’ve written thus far here. Buying a house is definitely one of the …

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Dear Home Restoration Co.

Gutting the Bathroom

This post is a part of a new series on my site entitled “Dear ______,” where I plan to write letters to sometimes specific and other times general people. If you want to read more of these, you can see the ones I’ve written thus far here. Where to begin. As an author, I’m supposed …

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Award Season Reminder

Locus Awards

This is just a reminder about award nomination/voting times and eligibility… Consider it your Award Season Reminder! Last year in 2018, I released two books: Amaskan’s War (Book II of the Boahim Trilogy), which is fantasy From the Worlds of Raven Oak: A Coloring Book, which counts as an art book So what can you …

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