About Me



After getting married at 17 to my high school boyfriend, we moved to Germany to live on a military base while my husband served four years in the Army.  This is when the bulk of this series was written and developed.  While it has undergone many rewrites, the story was composed and envisioned in a European setting.  I spent these years writing and travelling all over Europe, as well as to Japan.  Previously during my junior year in high school, I visited Shanghai and Beijing, China.  I loved that I had the opportunity to travel, and wanted to incorporate as much culture and diversity into my story as possible.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in English and History the same month we left Germany for North Carolina, December 2009.  We bought a house we hadn’t even seen because our first choice was held up in banking chaos and we did not have time to close before we had to leave base.  Luckily for us, the house was perfect and we had plenty of yard for our two German Shepherd babies we brought home with us from Bavaria.  Cadence and Carerra keep me plenty busy and have went on many treks through the woods.  It was on one of these treks that we discovered the lake in Germany where I first envisioned the scene of Blake and Anna in the forest.

Four years after our move to North Carolina, my husband is now officially an engineer and I am still happily working on my writing!

Full Name: Alayna Ravenwood
Birthday: July 20, 1988
Favorite Color: Teal or (Black and Pink)
Favorite Fandom: Naruto  (SasuSaku)
Favorite Character: Itachi Uchiha
Favorite Book: Harry Potter (all)
Favorite TV Show: Revenge, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Favorite Food: Japanese, Italian, American
Favorite Word: Pickle
Favorite Quote: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”  A Tale of Two Cities
Favorite Classic: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Favorite Historical Time Period: World War II, particularly Japanese Nationalism during the Pacific War and Hitler’s ideology of Lebensraum and its influence on the German people.

Eternal Night
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