Smith's early technical career with the U.S. Navy and the Department of Commerce
in Washington, D.C. focused on manufacturing technology and computer-aided design.
The resulting technologies developed by Smith are now widely used in the aircraft,
automotive, and heavy equipment industries worldwide. He helped write numerous
industry and government publications, and has presented speeches all over the world.
Lynn Raven was born and raised in the horse country of northern
Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. For nearly twenty years, Raven was an entertainment
publicist for such companies as Sony Pictures Television, National Geographic Television,
Sesame Street Workshop, and others. She also worked on numerous network, syndicated, and
cable television projects including National Geographic Specials and Dawsons Creek.
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, Women in Film, & 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.
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