Raven Oak


Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood (2016 Ozma Fantasy Award winnter), 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 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.

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Author's posts

Writer Imperfect

Hey folks, I’ll be on Twitch TV tomorrow (2/20/19) on a show called Writer Imperfect, alongside JD Jordan, Christopher Lee, John Ryers, and Josh Robertson. We’ll be talking about writing (of course!) and probably gaming and other geeky things as they pop up. 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST at https://www.twitch.tv/robertsonwrites Come check it out …

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Awards’ Eligibility

Locus Awards

Every author has to make the post about Awards’ Eligibility so here goes: 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 as a reader vote …

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Feline Fireteam

Feline Fireteam? What in the hell am I talking about? Only one of the best presents ever! For my birthday this past December, my husband commissioned some custom art from a game concept artist named Jake Myler, who planned to use the proceeds to help the animals rescued in the California wildfires. (Way too many animals …

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Dear Newbie Writers

Dear Newbie Writers,
Oh, the things I could write about here, but today I’m going to focus on something I wish I’d known when I first began my career–contracts.

SFWA Fantasy Story Bundle!

SFWA Fantasy Bundle

A bundle so packed full of fantasy, we needed the elves to assemble it. Pay what you want to snag up to 19 fantasy books by 12 SFWA authors!

Dear Folks Decluttering Their Home

Decluttering responsibly is more than asking if an object “sparks joy,” then thanking it and tossing it into a trash bag.

2018 in Review

Riley making a bed out of the laundry

This is my 2018 in Review. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for me to look back at what I’ve accomplished this year. It’s not as much as I’d planned, but all things considered, it’ll do. Words Written:  276,340. Almost half of this was a complete rewrite of a novel. Books Published: 2—Amaskan’s War …

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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays! Today in many areas of the world, it’s Christmas, which is one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, Christmas was complicated in much the same way that Thanksgiving was. We were poor and for a good chunk of my childhood, Christmas presents were sparse. Our fake-plastic tree was gaudy, but ours. In many ways, …

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It’s My Birthday!

Raven Oak, age 9

Happy Solstice! Happy Shortest Day of the Year! And yes, it’s my birthday! Growing up in poverty, I can count on one hand the number of actual birthday parties I had, some of which were shared with other December babies to cut down on the cost. As a child, it bothered me as I didn’t …

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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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