About the Author
More from Raven themselves:
I live with my partner, two children and two cats. I write by a window with a beautiful cherry blossom tree spread out before me, a steaming cup of coffee on the desk within easy reach, and the grating sound of cat claws on the furniture in the room behind. Frequently, one of the cats will sit on the desk or keyboard while I try to write.
Why the name Raven Raine? I like ravens and I don't mind the rain at all. We don't have any ravens in New Zealand, though (they went extinct in the sixteenth century). We don't have crows either, though we do have rooks. I suppose that's something.
You may know that a group of crows is called a murder. I always thought it should be a called a crowd, as that contains the word crow, which would kind of make sense. But no one likes crows much, and that's why they got dumped with a nasty collective noun. Ravens aren't popular either, but they fared better than crows with their collective noun. So what is it, you may be wondering? Something like an assault of ravens, or maybe a robbery of ravens? No, it's not even that bad. It's an unkindness of ravens.
Who makes up these things anyway?