Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield is a writer based in Virginia.

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”

-Audre Lorde


Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield is an author, scholar and artist based in Virginia. 

Ravynn’s debut young adult novel, LOVE REQUIRES CHOCOLATE, is forthcoming from JoyRevolution on August 20, 2024. Her second young adult novel, LOVE IN 280 CHARACTERS OR LESS, from Feiwel & Friends, will release on April 15, 2025. Her book length fiction is represented by Leah Pierre of Ladderbird Agency. For more about Ravynn’s books, click here.

Her writing practice also includes blogging, crafting essays and short stories. Her freelance writing has appeared in ZORA, Shondaland, Greatist and Catapult. Most recently, she is a columnist at Catapult, writing the column “Superhero Girlfriends Anonymous, and has penned a column for University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Radio-Television-Film’s FLOW Journal  from 2021-2022. Ravynn’s short fiction has appeared in midnight & indigo‘s speculative fiction special issue and she was awarded second place in the Voyage YA Journal First Chapters Contest, judged by NYT Bestselling Author, Dhonielle Clayton.  She wrote the weekly blog, Black Girl Does Grad School, from 2016-2022, and now blogs at Reign of Ravynn on Substack.

Ravynn is also an amateur artist and enjoys making illustrations of Black girls being happy and their magical selves. If you are interested in following her art practice, you can visit her art instagram page

When she’s not writing or making art, she can be found posted up in local coffeeshops, tending her sunflowers or telling her dog, Genghis, all about her Lois Lane obsession.

“I was never meant to fly…”

-Eve L. Ewing, Riri Williams: Ironheart #1