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Foolscap!

Foolscap!

February 2nd, 2017

Hey folks! Been a crazy busy January (now February). Planning to get back to normal weekly updates on the site as I move forward with 2017 projects. I'll be at FOOLSCAP this weekend (Feb. 3-5) with Books & Chains! Maybe I'll even jump in on a panel or three. Come stop by and say hello! Buy some books and chainmaille jewelry! Elise is going to have some new pretties, and author Jesikah Sundin will be joining us asRead More...

2016 In Review

2016 In Review

December 31st, 2016

In terms of life and writing, 2016 had a lot of ups and downs for me. It's hard to remember some of those ups when the downs are swinging at you, but they're there and worth remembering. So here goes my 2016 In Review. THINGS THAT WENT WRITE RIGHT IN 2016 I had two short stories published in anthologies ("Q-Be" in Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology and "Mirror Me" in Magic Unveiled) I got to autographRead More...

Upcoming Reading!

Upcoming Reading!

December 30th, 2016

Hey folks! I've got an upcoming reading! I'll be reading at the Inkwell Seattle: Women in Speculative Fiction coming up! Details below: WHO: Nisi Shawl, Raven Oak, G. G. Silverman, and Janine A. Southard WHAT: Reading amazing spec-fic works! WHEN: January 10, 2017 from 7-10 PM WHERE: Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar - 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122 Further Details: As a tumultuous year comes to a close, it's time to look towards the possibilities of the future. A future thatRead More...

Directly Proportional to Cats

Directly Proportional to Cats

December 30th, 2016

Productivity, or writing productivity in my case, is these days directly proportional to my cats. I swear, it is! Writing and Cats--the struggle is real. I have a plan. I have a schedule. I even have a time sheet. Time management software, software to better organize my writing/research/revisions, and even software to turn off the Internet–all of it is installed on my mac, my phone, my PC, and yet…all it takes is one cute kitty toRead More...

The Book Mobile

The Book Mobile

December 22nd, 2016

When I was three, my "Gramma" filled my world with books. Books on the human body and animal anatomy, books on hibernation and space. Some of the books were beyond me vocabulary wise but they were books none-the-less, and I absorbed them quite sponge-like. My husband and I have been unpacking and in doing so, I discovered boxes and boxes of these books from my "Gramma Lanoe"--books I'd used in my classroom as nonfiction resources andRead More...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

December 21st, 2016

Besides being Yule for many, today happens to be my birthday as well! Over on Facebook, a bunch of friends who know me all too well have flooded my feed with geeky things such as these:             I turn 39 today, which feels a whole lot like 38 and 37, which also feel a whole lot like 34 and even 30. Not so much like 20 as I'm older, wiser, and more published, but still not allRead More...

Daughters of Destiny Box Set

Daughters of Destiny Box Set

December 14th, 2016

I'm excited to announce that Amaskan's Blood will be available for a limited time in 2017 as part of the Daughters of Destiny box set! More on this fabulous box set: Ten full-length novels, ten heroines at the right hand of destiny… Whether you're slaying vampires or holding your own alongside superheroes, one of the best things about heroines is that they show us how strong, cunning, and magical they can be. This box set contains TEN complete novels,Read More...

Hungry

Hungry

December 11th, 2016

If you want a quick, fun read and love cats, you can snag my short story "Hungry" for free right now. In fact, it's #30 in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Top 100 Free bestsellers list over on Amazon (woot! woot!) You can snag it on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2gBnGKN But it's also on iTunes, Kobo, B&N, etc. Go snag a copy now, while it's still free. 🙂Read More...

On Sale!

On Sale!

November 24th, 2016

Today (11/25) through 11/29, the eBook of Amaskan's Blood is ON SALE on Amazon for 99 cents! If you've put off ordering a copy, now is the time! Get it now and get a sneak peek of Book II, Amaskan's War. About Amaskan's Blood-- Her name was Adelei. She was a master in her field, one of the feared Order of Amaska. Those who were a danger to the Little Dozen Kingdoms wound up dead by herRead More...

Daughters of Destiny Interview!

Daughters of Destiny Interview!

November 22nd, 2016

Amaskan's Blood will be part of the Daughters of Destiny box set in 2017, which features 10 full-length SF/F novels featuring strong heroines. As such, there's an interview with me about the writing of Amaskan's Blood as well as other topics over on the Daughters of Destiny blog. Check it out at the link below: https://destinynovels.blogspot.com/2016/11/author-interview-raven-oak.html?m=1 Feel free to share!Read More...

Amaskan's War Cover Reveal

Amaskan's War Cover Reveal

November 16th, 2016

A little holiday gift for you just a smidge early! Here it is--the cover for the upcoming Amaskan's War, Book II of the Boahim Trilogy. The amazing Jamie Noble did the cover of Book II and the 2nd edition of Amaskan's Blood (which you can see HERE if you missed it). So without further ado, here it is: Click HERE to see it in higher resolution. Also, while you prep for book 2, book 1 is ON SALERead More...

Jet City Wrap-Up

Jet City Wrap-Up

November 8th, 2016

This past weekend was Jet City Comic Show, my first one in fact! I wasn't originally going to attend but once the We Are All SF convention exploded in a shower of sparks, I was invited to attend. My chainmailling friend, Elise, and I had a booth in the dealer's room as Books & Chains. Beside us was Jeffrey Cook & Lee French of the always awesome Clockwork Dragon and across from us was Greg Smith,Read More...

Jet City Comic Show!

Jet City Comic Show!

November 4th, 2016

Hey folks! If you're heading out to Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma this weekend, I'll be there as 1/2 of Books & Chains at BOOTH AA-16 in the Dealer's Room. Besides having the 2nd printing of Amaskan's Blood on me, with the amazing new cover by Jamie Noble (which will also have a sneak peek of Amaskan's War in it!), but I'll have my other books including the two new anthologies, Untethered: A Magic iPhone AnthologyRead More...

Untethered Authors Speculate on the Next Big Thing In Portable Tech

Untethered Authors Speculate on the Next Big Thing In Portable Tech

October 13th, 2016

Greetings! This is the first stop in the Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology Blog Tour! What might be the future of portable technology? In honor of the book release for Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology, six authors speculate. Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology is a fictional collection of twenty stories about the intersection of magic and tech, so these six authors have given the matter some thought. Have they given it enough? You decide. Jonathon Burgess: Endless low-yieldRead More...

GeekGirlCon Wrap-Up

GeekGirlCon Wrap-Up

October 12th, 2016

This past weekend was GeekGirlCon 2016, which was my 4th GGC and probably the best so far. Over 11,500 attendees came out this year, which is really awesome. I love seeing what began as a small convention grow to a decent size! We arrived early Saturday morning since parking is always an issue downtown, picked up our badges, and chilled while we dug through our swag bags. I always love the scurry of activity just before theRead More...