Thursday, August 20, 2009
Dog Days of Summer: Author Deborah Blake Brings Magic(k) to Her Writing
This week we are joined by author Deborah Blake (currently working on her fifth book for Llewellyn). Having started in non-fiction, Deb's now setting her sights on crossing into the fiction side of writing. She's had plenty of good stuff said about her current line of books, including:
High praise and recommendations; this title (The Goddess is in the Details; Llewellyn) is for all public libraries with a dedicated pagan or Wiccan collection.—Janet Tapper
"Blake is an excellent writer, both of ritual poetry and of prose…it’s obvious she’s had plenty of experience with a group setting, and conveys what she’s learned quite well.” --Facing North
“Circle, Coven & Grove belongs on the shelf with such classics as Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn, 2002) and Power of the Witch (Delta, 1990).--New Age Retailer
And her fiction work has already begun winning awards like the coveted EMILY “Best of the Best” Award (2009) for her first novel, Witch Ever Way You Can. Her award-winning short story, “Dead and (Mostly) Gone” was included in the Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales (Llewellyn, 2008). She is currently working on her third novel and hopes to find both an agent and a publisher for her fiction soon.
Deb has been interviewed on television, radio and podcast, and can be found online at Facebook, Twitter and www.myspace.com/deborahblakehps
Deb will be running a workshop in October through RWA's Lowcountry Romance Writers Chapter, giving instruction on how to incorporate magick (note that terminal "k") into fiction (The Real Witch: Witchcraft Basics for the Paranormal Author).
Deb will also be co-hosting (with me--woo-hoo!) a workshop I suggested at the RT Booklover's Convention in Columbus, Ohio next April (Serendipity's No Secret).
So join us again tomorrow and feel free to ask Deb any questions about magick, writing and writing magickally. ;-)