In life, there are no straight lines.

Raev Gray is a 25-year-old itinerant academic, currently living in the Midwestern United States. She started out her academic career resisting writing as a livelihood. In the meantime, she got exposure to  psychology, philosophy, physics, sociology, linguistics, art, anthropology, literature and folklore and wasn’t happy with any one of them. She finally came full-circle and realized that the only way to put all of these together was the thing she’d been avoiding all along.

A perpetual student, Raev received a Master’s degree in Creative Writing in May 2009 and expects to receive a Master’s in Composition and Rhetoric in May 2010. She makes a living teaching, tutoring and studying writing; in other words, being a complete academic masochist. Her teaching often spurs on her own writing, both academic and fictional. Raev has written urban fantasy, historical, m/m and contemporary fiction, sometimes combinations of several of the above.

She loves to explore the depths of the soul, with all of its paradoxes, its triumphs and failures, its beauty and ugliness. Her characters often struggle to find redemption and are always fighting against themselves as much as each other.

She is a chronic multitasker, and at any given time, she is usually working on five or six different things. Every once in a while, she finds time for knitting, photography, art and the Academic Infatuation of the Week. She does too much, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Her first publications, “Test of Faith” and "Spoils of War," both co-written with Aleksandr Voinov, will be published by eXcessia in 2010 and 2011, respectively.  In the meantime, see their pages on this site for "alternate viewing methods" for both of these stories.