Film and Audio
Liane Moonraven started writing stories just about the time she was able to hold a pencil. Growing up pre-Internet, Liane acquired "pen pals" from around the world that, for a time, sated her love for writing. She wrote a LOT but it wasn't until she attended college and enrolled in a Creative Writing course, that she began to take her writing seriously. She was strongly encouraged by her professor to hone her talent because Liane had "a natural gift for story-telling".
Moonraven published her first award-winning novel in 2012 and followed up by publishing other shorter stories and novellas. She also joined a few writers' groups and that's when her writing really took off. As a role play writer, writing with some the best writers on the Internet, Liane learned the sacred art of character development and weaving intricate plots and story lines. She practiced precision writing by participating in (and winning) drabble contests, often landing on exactly one hundred words in the first shot. After becoming a finalist in a NYC Midnight writing contests, Liane continued to work at honing and polishing her gift.
Moonraven is Writer/Director and Executive Producer of The Carmen Online Theater Group, an audio horror theater network she created in 2015. With her experience as an FM radio personality and a seasoned podcast host, Liane combined her love for writing, acting and voice work into one project for the first time.
In 2015, Moonraven began writing the first few episodes of her audio theater horror program, titled, The Burbs, an all original series that is based on actual true events that she experienced while living in a certain suburb just outside the D.C. Metro area, for ten years. She insists there is more fact than fiction in the audio horror series which airs live, once per week. The first episode of The Burbs aired on October 1, 2015.
Also in 2015, Liane wrote her first feature film script, Achilles, and followed up with feature film Paper Angels and short film, Darkness Awakens. Moonraven continued writing and produced five short films between February and November of 2018: SAT NAV, Darkness Awakens, Assassins, Diamond is Forever and Accessories. Liane claims Accessories, her submission to the Back In programme, as her directorial debut.
Liane is hugely influenced and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Hitchcock, Brahm Stoker and Stephen King and believes she has found a way to weave each one of those great author's writing style into her own.
Liane Moonraven is originally from Washington, D.C. in the U.S.