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Saturday, July 9, 2011

The COVR Awards-- I won! I won!

Some of you might have seen me jumping up and down about this a couple of weeks ago on Facebook and Twitter when I first got the word that I had won a COVR Award for my book, Witchcraft on a Shoestring (out last year from Llewellyn). I've been waiting for it to be OFFICIAL before posting the news here. I'm thinking what came in the mail today qualifies:-)

The COVR "Visionary" Award is the biggest award I know of in the Pagan and New Age book world, and this was the first time I was even nominated, so I am truly thrilled to have won. The book won the "Best Wicca/Paganism Book" category. (Kudos to my pal Raven Digitalis, who finaled in a different category with his lovely book.)

Oddly enough, the award statuette actually goes to Llewellyn (pout), but I get to hang this shiny sign on my wall, and from now on, I can call myself an "Award-winning author."

Now that's cool.

So how should I celebrate? Obviously, by giving away a copy of Witchcraft on a Shoestring to some lucky blog reader! Any suggestions on a contest or way to pick someone to win the book?


  1. Congratulations, Deborah! So excited for you!

  2. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. You have worked hard and written so much. It is wonderful that you have been acknowledged for the terrific writer that you are! You need to celebrate, girl!

  3. Awesome, Deborah! Congratulations.

  4. Congratulations, Deb! I'm so excited for you!!!

  5. That's fantastic! Congratulations!


  6. Wow!!!!

    That is so awesome congratulations! It does suck that you don't get to keep the statue...but it'll be there to remind llewelyn how spectacularly talented you are every day.

  7. This is soooo awesome. :-) Next year at PantheaCon. . . ."Do you dream of publishing your story, whatever that story may be? Award winning author, Deborah Blake, shares personal insight on writing about the practical and magikal aspects of Wicca."

    I promise I'll attend!

  8. Excellent news! I'm SO excited to hear this, Deborah. Many congratulations!!!

  9. You definitely deserve this award. I just read your book and loved it. It's so refreshing and filled with great ideas. Congrats!

  10. Thanks all! So glad you're enjoying the book.

    Don't forget to check out the new contest and enter!

  11. Congratulations! I can tell lots of thought and heart are in this book.