Writer. Anthropologist. Mother. All else is flesh and folly.
Raven J. Demers lives in a forest outside Seattle with her family. She is author of The Grasp of Time, Perdition, and Cress and the Medicine Show. She earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington, and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
Raven started writing stories at the age of five while bored in an airport terminal. Ever since, she has worked at wordsmithing in one form or another. Voices of characters urge her to write their stories, often keeping her up at night. In the fifth grade, she published her first poem; at twenty-two, she published her first book of poetry. Her non-fiction work includes an advice column for ThinkKink, content for Demand Studios, and a blog for SageWoman.
Her stories range from the humblest lullaby for a toddling babe to the boundless exploration of the Cimmerian soul of humanity. Whether science-fiction, fantasy, or fable, she takes cues from myth, magic, and the mundane, and blends well until a potion is cured. Raven’s current projects include the continuation of her vampire series, Daisy After Life, and a collaborative epic, the Amakai series, with Robin Wood.
Raven’s bedroom is primarily decorated by Children’s IKEA, which she swears is a testament to her maturity. She enjoys performing, cooks a mean burger, and is obsessed with farming, but has yet to adopt a goat.
Raven remains open to discussing potential and future collaborative projects, publishing contracts, and op-ed opportunities.