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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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. ūüôā

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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Award-winning series

finalist medal

Amaskan’s¬†Blood¬†won the 2017 Ozma Fantasy Award and was an EPIC Awards’ Finalist, so imagine my surprise to learn that Amaskan’s¬†War,¬†Book¬†II in¬†the¬†Boahim¬†Trilogy, is¬†a¬†finalist¬†in¬†the¬†UK’s¬†Wishing¬†Shelf¬†YA Book¬†Award!¬†I guess that means I have an award-winning series on my hands. It was read and nominated by tons of YA readers over in the UK and sometime in April, I’ll find out …

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ECCC Schedule

ECCC logo

I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this Thursday, March 14th – Sunday, March 17th. I’m injured, so I’ll be rolling around to my panels and autographing on a scooter, but feel free to say hello if you see me. THURSDAY Indie SFF Success Stories Panel – 5:15 PM-6:15 PM TCC L3-R3 with Elliot …

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Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels

Self rescuing damsels

I’m really excited to finally announce the inclusion of my short story “Alive” in the awesome Swords,¬†Sorcery,¬†&¬†Self-Rescuing¬†Damsels anthology from Clockwork Dragon. This anthology, available for Pre-Order NOW, has stories from Jody Lynn Nye, Robyn Bennis, Dawn Vogel, and quite a few others. My short story in it features Ida from the Boahim¬†Trilogy and takes place …

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Into the Rainforest

Lake Quinault

I’m currently packing up and preparing for a drive tomorrow (2/27) where I’ll be heading into the rainforest of Washington State as part of a writers retreat. No Internet, wifi, or cell for five days. Just me, my computer, and a lot of words! (And¬†a¬†lot¬†of¬†other¬†writers¬†doing¬†the¬†same¬†thing!) Expect a lack of “me” on the website and social …

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Miss Writer Imperfect?

Writer Imperfect

The other day I was one of several guests on a Twitch TV show called Writer Imperfect. We talked about writing, world building, language building, ghostwriting, and copyright infringement, along with other geeky things as they came up. If you missed the live stream, you can watch it now on YouTube:

Writer Imperfect

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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