Froma Bird's Eye View

By Raven West

Choosing the right PEN makes all the difference!


If you watched the season finale of Once Upon a Time, the show is ALL ABOUT THE WRITER/AUTHOR… Yes, us struggling writers are FINALLY the “heroes”, only this guy is so NOT. (I’m sure the actual writers of the show LOVE this, and the fact that Isaac, the writer is Jewish,, as am I and also the writer of OUAT, is equally an inside joke)

Now, he’s how MY life imitates art… or there is a SPY in my house taking notes…

In the opening of the episode the writer is asked to choose from several pens to decide if he’s THE author…Here is a pix of one of the pens that was on the desk in the show AND the exact pewter pen that is on my desk that I used to sign my books with!

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the “magic” pen, so now I know why my books didn’t make the best seller list, I CHOSE THE WRONG DAMN PEN!!

I can’t write with quill and ink anyway!


First Class Review for First Class Male!

1stClassMaleweb I have to warn you about this book.  Once you pick it up a start reading it is almost impossible to put down and it will keep you up reading way past your bedtime.  I have to use the classic phrase: it is a page turner.  The plot and characters are very unique in many ways and very comfortable in others.  I won’t spoil it for you so I will not talk about the story which features two very unlikely romantic lead characters.  One is a retired lawyer from the NY City DA’s office want-to-be author and the other a rural postmaster living the life he totally loves.

Raven West has the amazing ability to create love stories that involve conflict, mystery and suspense.  She brings her characters to  life and they are very much alive.  The relationships are always very romantic but remain on the excellent side of good taste.  The geographic locations and scenes come to life as the action unfolds and provide a vivid stage for the story to unfold.  There is suspense and drama set in New York City and up-state New York small towns”. – CITIZENS JOURNAL – Reviewed by David Stewart


Interview on Good Morning Oxnard



I write a weekly column for an on-line ezine and was interviewed for our local TV show! Here’s the link…. Enjoy!

Wine Columnist Raven West interviewed on Good Morning Oxnard Show

Our “Heard it on the Grapevine” wine columnist Raven West was interviewed by host Peter Godinez on KADY TV’s the Good Morning Oxnard show on Wednesday, July 16, at Tomas Cafe on A Street.  She discussed her three books, including “Red Wine for Breakfast.” “First Class Male” and  ”Undercover Reunion.”

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