Interview with Raven Ember

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to become an indie author to test the waters, to see if people enjoy my original material as much as they've enjoyed my fanfiction.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm still relatively new to Smashwords. I haven't utilized it as well as I should.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The creation process and hearing back from readers when I've evoked some kind of an emotional reaction out of them.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I love it when people enjoy my work.
What are you working on next?
The second in the Arc of Fantasy series, The Sons of Thor, and the first in another series yet to be titled. The first story is called Snow in Olympus and is inspired by the "missing scenes" in The King and Queen of Wands.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Tad Williams, David Farland
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I'm alive and currently living in an emergency shelter.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Job hunting.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I've not purchased or read any ebooks. I prefer paperbacks and hard covers. But if I were to purchase ebooks, it would be the same way I discover all novels - browsing authors, their titles and the summaries.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was in the third grade, and it was a story about a young girl finding an injured bald eagle she names Jessica (after one of my best friends) . She help the bird heal and learns how to fly.
What is your writing process?
I'm a free writer,a pantser, and part-time outliner. I use whatever I have at my disposal - pen and paper, computer, cell phone . . . pretty much anything and everything.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read - it was probably some easy kiddie reader like The Cat and the Hat - but the story that had the biggest, inspirational impact on me was The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Even at age 14, I loved the epic-ness of the story, how it wasn't an easy journey, and how it just took me from my mundane and turbulent existence. To this day, I love that story and call it my turning point.
Published 2015-03-24.
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Books by This Author

Sigyn's Flowers
Price: Free! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Odin falls in battle as predicted, but it isn't the end.
The Sons of Thor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,670. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
They were supposed to be having the time of their lives on the biggest gaming adventure ever. After all, nineteen-year-olds Daniel and Wolfgang have just received the best news imaginable. They've been chosen to be among the only five players to participate in Portal to Gaming's Arc of Fantasy pre-game launch, something they've wanted since the epic gaming adventure was announced. Only something'
Portal to Gaming
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 43,120. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fen Willows has suffered a heartbreak and takes to the gaming simulators of Portal to Gaming to forget his troubles. Little does he know, his real troubles are about to start.
The King and Queen of Wands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Greek and Norse worlds collide when Loki, God of Chaos and Mischief, abandons his fate for Ragnarok.