Nancy Raven Smith grew up in Virginia where she ran horse sport events.
Later in California, she traded her event experience for film work as a production
coordinator and enrolled at UCLA to study screenwriting.
Her scripts have won numerous awards, but she decided to write one idea as a novel.
To her surprise, she discovered a passion for writing mysteries. She joined Sisters in Crime,
Romance Writers of America, & Mystery Writers of America.
There she experienced a deep camaraderie with the other authors who made her feel welcome.
Raven Smith realized that she found her true creative home in writing mysteries/romantic suspense.
Her debut novel, Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra, was chosen as an Amazon/Kindle
Scout Program Selection Winner.
Raven Smith is a member or supporter of the ASPCA, Operation Gratitude, The Union Mission-Los Angeles,
and Actors & Others for Animals, The Gentle Barn, and the Virginia Horse Show Association.