Deborah Blake, Author

is creating novels, nonfiction, and the occasional short story.
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About Deborah Blake, Author

I’m Deborah Blake, and I’m the author of eleven books on modern Witchcraft from Llewellyn Worldwide (plus my own tarot deck, which is like, the coolest thing ever), and three series of paranormal romance/urban fantasy from Berkley Publishing, including the Baba Yaga series, the Broken Rider series, and the Veiled Magic series. Plus a few odds and ends of things I’ve put out on my own. So basically, I’m a writer. A writer of stuff.

I also make gemstone jewelry, do tarot readings, am a Wiccan high priestess, and run a not-for-profit artist’s cooperative shop part time. Mostly, though, I am owned by cats. You know that’s the really important bit, right? If you don’t believe me, just ask them.

I’ve been doing this writing gig for over twelve years and I really love it, but lately, things have been a little tough. I lost four cats in the last three years (two in January of last year, my beloved Magic the Cat and her brother Mystic), and the vet bills were epic. And of course, I replaced them with three new kitties, who expect to be fed...go figure. Plus I lost my contract with Berkley, and while I am hopeful of getting a new contract with another publisher, in the meanwhile, I have to survive while I am writing that next book to send out.

There have been other issues as well, and the upshot is that the financial stresses are starting to take a toll on my ability to be creative. And if I’m not creative, I don’t make money to pay the bills or the vet. Not good. So this is one of the reasons I finally decided to start a Patreon of my own, after supporting authors I admire for a number of years.

The other reason is that I love the way it allows me to give back to my patrons—readers, supporters, fans—in ways that I can’t necessarily do for everyone out there. People often ask me for specific things, like witchcraft classes or tarot readings or specialty spell kits or feedback on their writing, that I simply don’t have the time or energy to do for the general population. But I’ll be making some of those special goodies available for the folks who have the money and inclination to support me at the higher levels. And if you can only afford a dollar or five or ten a month, don’t worry, there is something for you too.

And everyone who supports me here gets one more thing: my undying gratitude. Writing is a very solitary career, and most authors spend the majority of their time sitting alone (or with cats), madly typing away. Having people value my work enough to support it personally—that’s just huge, and makes me feel as though I have a small, faithful army of friends at my back.

Thank you for having my back.
Deborah

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