Having grown up in a creative and loving home between the city of Philadelphia and the rural beautiful New Jersey shoreline, Raven has written poetry since childhood. Her writing has taken her to many adventures – from a career at Atlantic Records in NYC as a songwriter, a greeting card verse writer, and a children’s poet.
Her children’s picture books include Dozy Poems, Cozy Days (available through Background Noise Books), Spinning Circles: Action Poems, Gibber/Animal Acrostics, Shimmer/Songs of Night (Spork), A Star Full of Sky (Daffydowndilly Press) and a 2018 rhyming picture book, My Community (MacLaren-Cochrane). Her book release with illustrator Carina Povarchik, Shimmer, held the honor of Amazon’s #1 Top Hottest Children’s Poetry Book releases.
She writes poetry for a variety of magazines such as Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Stinkwaves, Fun for Kidz, Cricket, Spider, Hello Highlights, High Five, Babybug and Bumples. Raven’s work is included in a variety of anthologies, and she has received awards for poetry from the SCBWI and Poetry Soup.
A member of SCBWI and ILA, she enjoys presenting children’s writing workshops, visiting schools and libraries. Raven lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, sweet terrier, Elsie, and their mischievous black cat, Lilac.