With over 10 years’ experience in the independent publishing field, artist, writer, editor and book designer Sabrina RG Raven has learned to mix her passion for art, design and the written word not only to create her own works of fiction but to help publish other authors.
Her art and writing styles vary from fantasy and sci-fi to portraiture and book covers. Her first two novels co-written with Mitchell Tierney make up two thirds of the Everdark Realms series. Her first solo novel, Blank, is now available, as is her first illustrated work, The Monsters in My Head, an adult picture book about mental illness. She is currently working on book three of Everdark Realms and the follow-up to Blank.
Favourite book/s: (This is barely skimming the top of the list) All of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, anything by Stephen King, Seven Ancient Wonders series by Matthew Riley, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling, (this is like telling me to pick a favourite child) The Voynich Manuscript, most of Shakespeare… That’s a good start (honestly, I own over 3000 books).
Favourite film/s: The Crow, Alita Battle Angel, Dumbo, Jurassic Park, anything Ghibli, Lord of the Rings trilogy… nope this is too hard too. I inhale media.
Favourite television series: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Brooklyn 99, Castle Rock, Stranger Things, Lost, Masterchef… again too many to choose from.
Favourite colour: Red, Black, Purple and clear.
Favourite Sesame Street character: Miss Piggy and Snuffy.
Favourite subject in school: English.
Favourite special place: Tokyo.
Ideal holiday destination: Japan.
The best birthday party would be: potluck with my nearest and dearest, although my book launch/birthday last year was pretty epic.
Food you can’t stand: artichoke, pawpaw and brussels sprouts.
Something you’d never be caught dead wearing: a bikini.
Fears: Losing the people I love.
Least favourite sport: Most of them, and any I am made to participate in.
A really annoying mantra, saying or piece of advice: Chin up.
An age you are not: 21.
Least favourite Disney princess: Jasmine (not sure why, she just irks me).
Third favourite fictional character: Oy.
A Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavour named after you would be a combination of: Chocolate fudge, peppermint, macadamia nuts and black sesame ice cream (it would probably be gross).
A job you definitely wouldn’t have been suited for: athlete.
A random hobby you had for like five minutes once: bought a ukulele.
The most attractive punctuation mark is: interobang.
Best Skittle/jellybean flavour: skittles are gross. Buttered popcorn jellybelly.
What inspired you to write your current work: Blank was actually a writing prompt so the sequel follows on from that.
What genres do you read and write: Read: sci-fi, fantasy, horror mainly although I’ll attempt most books. Write: sci-fi and fantasy.
When did you start publishing with Ouroborus: I formed Ouroborus back in 2007.
What do you hope people associate you with: my compassion.
Current work-in-progress: Marked, Everdark 3, about 10 paintings and a crochet project.
What can readers expect from you in future: I want to delve more into sci-fi.
Which of your own characters do you relate to most, and which is your favourite to write: Almara from Blank. It’s hard being different and she embodies the strength I hope to have to get through.
Hardcover, eBook or paperback? paperback.
Chocolate or chips? chocolate.
DC or Marvel? Marvel.
Blue ink or black? black.
Indoors or outdoors? indoors.
Spotless work space or is there a desk under all that? Either although the latter is most likely.
Coffee or tea? Either or.