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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Three Months Until The Little Book of Cat Magic is Out

OMG! The Little Book of Cat Magic is coming out from Llewellyn three months from today! That might seem like a long time to you, but considering that the book has been in the works for about two years, it suddenly seems darned close to me!

It was about this time two years ago that my editor Elysia Gallo from Llewellyn sent me a late birthday gift. She had already warned me that it was something I would either love or hate... And when I opened the package, I was completely baffled.

Why, I asked myself, would Elysia send me a book of Dog Magic? She knows I'm a cat person. Then I read the card and burst into laughter in the middle of my driveway. Basically, she said, "How would you like to write the Book of Cat Magic? You know you want to. Right?" And of course, she was right. As my agent said, when I ran the idea past her, "It's the Book of Cat Magic! Who else should write it?"

So that's how I came to write what turned out to be The Little Book of Cat Magic. I'm actually pretty proud of this book. It wasn't as simple or easy to write as it seems. But I think people are going to like it. For me, it is special for two reasons. One, it is my first HARDCOVER. (Seriously, how cool is that?) And second, and a bit sadder, is that this is Magic the Cat's last book with me. I just worked on the final proof edits, which require rereading the entire manuscript, and there is lots of advice from her, and mentions of both her and her brother Mystic. I won't kid you--it was tough.

But as my lovely readers reminded me on Facebook when I posted about it, that just makes it Magic's legacy, and her last gift to the world. And to me. That's pretty cool too, when you think about it.

So I'm going to be celebrating for the next three months, as we approach the release date of October 8th, starting with today, at the 3 months and counting down mark. I have found lots of fun cat-centric swag to give away, starting with this bunch of goodies. Harry Dresden "helped" me with the photo shoot. I can see this is going to be a problem...

That stuffed black kitty seems to be moving!

And now he has fallen over.

Quick! Take the picture!

Oh, great. Now Koshka is helping too.
In case you can't quite tell because of the helpful cats, this is a black cat themed goodie bag, with a stuffed black cat, a black cat bookmark, a fun pen, and a black and white duck-cat for the bath or shower. I'm giving away three of these, although accent colors might vary. Mostly just because they are so cute, I can't help myself.

Obviously, I'd love it if you preordered the book (publishers love that too). Here are a few "Buy Links" if you're in the mood.

Buy Links

Barnes & Noble |Amazon |iBooks |Llewellyn  

But even if you don't feel like preordering the book, feel free to enter the contest by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. As always, no purchase is necessary. I'll love you anyway, I promise.

If you can't wait three months to get a look at the book, I will be putting up sneak peeks and snippets on my PATREON for those who follow me at the $5/month level and above.

So tell me, are you looking forward to this book as much as I am?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Best release date ever! All the best things -- books, people, etc, come into the world on October 8 ;)

    Also, this is a super cute prize package. Magic and Mystic can be proud of their legacy with this book.

    1. Also, I'm not sure if my cat is magical, but he does seem to be extremely empathetic at times. That's a kind of magic, right?

  2. I'm so excited for this book! All my cats through the years have been magical, but my cat now, Leeloo, is definitely my familiar! We have a special bond and I love her immensely! She will enjoy reading this book with me.

  3. I cannot wait for this. It's a very special book!

  4. My spouse very much wants us to get dogs after we buy a house, but I think I'd like to get a cat too.

  5. I am eagerly looking forward to this book! Cats are magic unto themselves and owning them brings their magic into our lives.


  6. Crow always helps with tarot readings and meditations. All three of my black cats will pass thru during ritual. I take alot of supervision

  7. All cats are magical, especially black cats...like my own tuxedo cat, Charlee!

  8. Cat Magic looks like a lot of fun. I don’t currently have a cat, but I grew up with them and they do have a magical way about them,

  9. This book looks gorgeous. My family are all cat lovers. I'm the only one who does magic at the moment, but I'm not convinced any of my cats are familiars. I'll see.

  10. So excited for you Deborah. What a cute book and connection to your fur babbies. We just got a black cat on Sat. We ended up deciding on a 4 year old instead of kittens. Our new Kitana is so sweet and loving.

  11. Excitement! So happy for you 😊

  12. I have 3 black cats - one is 18 years old! She thinks she is magical - if she sits on the black chair we can't see her. She is always disappointed when we see her.

  13. HOW EXCITING! And yes, a great legacy for Magic and Mystic. <3 <3 <3


  14. So looking forward to this Cat Magick book! Love all your kitties and pix. October is a wonderful time for a release date.

  15. Today is Midnight Austin K13's 8 month birthday. He's the 13th kitten in a batch and he went to a woman born on Friday 13. He's also black.

  16. This is so up my alley! Cats AND magic! Your speaking meow language nyao!

  17. This looks like the perfect book for you, I'm so glad she asked you to write it!

  18. I am looking forward to this book. I will try to preorder on our next payday. I love seeing pictures of your cats.

  19. One of my cats likes to dream walk. It's a bit unnerving, but I can tell when she's really there vs me just dreaming about her. Looking forward to getting this book in October!

  20. What a cute kitty giveaway! So excited about your upcoming book! "Cat Magic" sounds mysteriously insightful!