Interview with L. M. Raven

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the discovery of it. I never know where the story is going until I find the end and even then I'm still shocked. I've had moments where I was writing and found myself crying because of what was happening in the story.
What do your fans mean to you?
I only have a few but I love them dearly.
What are you working on next?
I have so many in the works. Just wish I had more time to work on them. I'm sure I'll get them all out at some point.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Stephen King. Linda Robertson. I would love to read more, but I just don't want to muddy up my stories with what their genius has come up with.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find them on Smashword or ITunes.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was, is still unfinished but it was about a young woman who was getting revenge on a man who broke her heart. Maybe I'll dig it out and finish it.
What is your writing process?
I write in bits and pieces. At work, or out or anywhere an idea will hit me and I'll write it down. I put them all together and then once I've written a few pages I go back and edit it all. It sounds like a lot of work (and probably is) but I get familiar with my characters and know them better than just having them as just a blip on a page.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I started reading as a young child. I was too young to play with the cousins so I was stuck in a room with a stack of comic books. It all started there.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have an idea as I'm working on editing. Right now I have a great artist. He listens to my rants and makes what I want.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an Ipod for now.
Describe your desk
It was a complete disaster. I've gotten it down to a mess.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the middle of nowhere and not really having anyone to play with as a child, I used my imagination a lot.
When did you first start writing?
I started young. I wish that I still had all that I wrote but it was all destroyed.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Relative Murder, I started with just a woman finding out that her husband was cheating on her (AGAIN!!) and it went from there.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Five favorite? Wow. Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon is my all time fave by him but I've read so many of his older works that there are too many to chose from, Anne Rice, I've read almost everything so pick one, The Hunger games books, Linda Robertson's The Persephone Alcmedi series, and the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost. I'm sure that there are more that I love but they just are not coming to mind right now.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my free time with family and friends. Even then I find myself jotting down an idea here and there. Thank goodness they all understand.
Published 2016-05-04.
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Books by This Author

What She Wants.
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
When a woman wants something, she goes after it. She may not really care how the outcome will be.
Demonic Obsession
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,520. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Brooke’s family history sounded more like a Grimm fairytale. She had read the hand written books but just figured her great grandmother wrote these stories to scare the future generations. Logan felt he was finally getting his life back to somewhat normal until the blizzard hit. Brooke woke in the hospital wondering what happened. Neither of them knew the hell they were about to go through.
Relative Murder
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Officer Geoff Williams knew his wife was cheating on him. He wondered why he stayed with Annie. Lisa Clark hated that her husband flaunted his affairs but she had promised to stay with Ryan for their kids. Geoff was given Lisa's number to help him find comfort. A moment of hurting made him send her a text. A lifetime of pain grew someone close into a killer.