Deborah Blake, Author

is creating novels, nonfiction, and the occasional short story.

62

patrons

$506

per month
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
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You'll receive my e-newsletter, along with access to patron-only posts here. And my eternal gratitude! 
Purrtron
$3 or more per month
You'll receive my e-newsletter, access to patron-only posts, and exclusive pictures and updates on the magical cats in the household! 


Plus all previous rewards!

Come In And Sit A Spell
$5 or more per month
You'll receive one spell per month, plus slice-of-life posts, and snippets of my work-in-progress. 


Plus all previous rewards!

Won't You Be My Reader
$10 or more per month
Exclusive access to writing not generally available. Sometimes this will be a serialized novel, occasionally a short story. 


Plus all previous rewards!

Every Witch Way
$25 or more per month only 44 left
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of witchcraft or writing and dive into it! We may also have the occasional live ritual as well! 


Note: Limited to only 50 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards! (Except Signed, Sealed, and Delivered.)

High Priestess
$30 or more per month only 1 left
At this level, you will have your choice of: 


- a 30 minute tarot reading via phone or videochat 

- a 30 minute one-on-one phone or video chat about witchcraft and your personal practice


Note: Limited to only 4 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards! 

Mentor Magic
$40 or more per month only 5 left
At this level, you will have your choice of: 


- editorial feedback on 20 pages of your manuscript OR a short story up to 7500 words (must meet submission guidelines for formatting) 


- a 45 minute mentoring chat per month to help you with your project. 


Note: Limited to only 5 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards EXCEPT the High Priestess rewards.

Super Supporters
$50 or more per month only 3 left
I can't give you a cape, but if you're supporting me at this level, I definitely consider you to be a superhero! You get a signed copy of each new book (fiction and nonfiction) as soon as it comes out--or earlier, if I have advance copies--plus an assorted bunch of random goodies. Plus all the previous rewards.
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

Recent posts by Deborah Blake, Author

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You'll receive my e-newsletter, along with access to patron-only posts here. And my eternal gratitude! 
Purrtron
$3 or more per month
You'll receive my e-newsletter, access to patron-only posts, and exclusive pictures and updates on the magical cats in the household! 


Plus all previous rewards!

Come In And Sit A Spell
$5 or more per month
You'll receive one spell per month, plus slice-of-life posts, and snippets of my work-in-progress. 


Plus all previous rewards!

Won't You Be My Reader
$10 or more per month
Exclusive access to writing not generally available. Sometimes this will be a serialized novel, occasionally a short story. 


Plus all previous rewards!

Every Witch Way
$25 or more per month only 44 left
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of witchcraft or writing and dive into it! We may also have the occasional live ritual as well! 


Note: Limited to only 50 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards! (Except Signed, Sealed, and Delivered.)

High Priestess
$30 or more per month only 1 left
At this level, you will have your choice of: 


- a 30 minute tarot reading via phone or videochat 

- a 30 minute one-on-one phone or video chat about witchcraft and your personal practice


Note: Limited to only 4 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards! 

Mentor Magic
$40 or more per month only 5 left
At this level, you will have your choice of: 


- editorial feedback on 20 pages of your manuscript OR a short story up to 7500 words (must meet submission guidelines for formatting) 


- a 45 minute mentoring chat per month to help you with your project. 


Note: Limited to only 5 patrons.


Plus all previous rewards EXCEPT the High Priestess rewards.

Super Supporters
$50 or more per month only 3 left
I can't give you a cape, but if you're supporting me at this level, I definitely consider you to be a superhero! You get a signed copy of each new book (fiction and nonfiction) as soon as it comes out--or earlier, if I have advance copies--plus an assorted bunch of random goodies. Plus all the previous rewards.