Author Raven West

Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Why Les Miserables Won’t Win Best Picture, and Why It Doesn’t Matter

I am a Les Miserables fanatic. I’ve seen the play twelve times since 1985. My collection of Les Miserables souvenirs include several coffee mugs, two keychains, one the brass keychain of the theater ticket, two match boxes, t-shirt, sweatshirt, nightshirt, beach towel, pen, movie and play posters, the complete Broadway production on both cassette and …

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Writers Beware! Don’t sign away your soul just to be published!

The life of a writer takes many strange turns and on the way we meet many strange people. We love to hear that the time we spend typing our guts onto a computer screen is appreciated, and we are ecstatic beyond words when a publisher is enthusiastic enough about our work to offer us a …

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First Class Male gets a Face Lift!

The saying “A Picture is Worth 1,000 words”, (or in the case of “First Class Male” around 96,000) has probably never been better illustrated than when it comes to the cover of a book. As a writer, I consider myself to be an artist with the literary word. My creativity with graphic design however,  is pretty much limited to …

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It's Who You Know! The Podcast

Bridging the gap between Jewish leaders and those who follow them.