Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Now An Audiobook

by on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

The Envoy’s Interlude is now available as an audiobook with most retailers; Amazon Audible, Nook Audiobooks, Apple, Google, and more!

October Giveaway

by on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

NaNoWriMo is coming!


With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, I thought it’d be interesting to hold a mini giveaway to help us prepare. While there are those that look forward to the write-a-thon that is November, I’ve cringed and shied away from it. I could never do it. No matter how many times I tried in the past, I always came up short. Sure, I’d keep strong for the first week, but then after that it all goes down hill. My ego is easily bruised when it comes to getting the words on paper, adding NaNoWriMo into the mix was just adding more water to my already sinking ship.

So, I tip my hat to those that dash into that mighty fray. In the spirit of all things “writerly” I’m giving away a few things: a Rory’s Story Cubes set, a 300 Writing Prompts book, and a vintage leather journal.

Just enter the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be announced November 1st, 2015!

This giveaway is in conjunction with my Branli Caidryn site.

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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18yrs or older to enter. Open to all residents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Void where prohibited. No substitutions. 

Getting Ready

by on Sunday, September 27th, 2015

It’s been a very busy past few months. Between work, work travel, and life in general, unfortunately my writing has fallen to the wayside.

As things have settled I’ve gone back to finishing the next short story in The Envoy series. I have five short stories planned so far. They’ll all be released individually as ebooks, though eventually I plan to have them in an anthology paperback edition.

Apart from the series, there’s also a novel I’ve been planning for release next year. Here’s to hoping I get it all done in time!

Oh, and one final thing. I’ve signed up for Authorgraph so I can digitally sign all my ebooks. Check it out!
Get your e-book signed by J.S. d'Raven

Wide Availability/Release

by on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Just a quick post announcing the wide availability and release (beyond Amazon) of The Envoy’s Interlude, my first short. It’s available in digital format at most online retailers.


Also, I’ve been working on something new–experimenting with something called Booktrack. I’m looking for feedback. Check it out.


Something New

by on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

For the past few months I’ve been working on a project–my first published work. When I set off to start this project, I knew from the very start that it would be something different. That is, different from the first/core pieces of work I intended to write. This debut piece is dark and perhaps not for every pallet. And yet, there’s something at the heart of these ‘darker stories’ that somehow feels more genuine–a more accurate representation of myself. A part of me fears what this says about me, but still, I can’t stop myself from writing these words and creating these worlds.

This piece is my tease. It’s meant to leave a few things open, it’s meant to make you think. I’m honestly not sure how this will be received but well, here’s to something new.