Katharine Kerr

is creating Fantasy and science fiction novels and stories

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For starters, you'll get news about my Deverry series and other books, occasional cat pictures, and various odd snippets of information from the research I do on occultism and weird corners of history. 
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Everything from the previous tier, plus chunks of unpublished Deverry fiction,  and now and then snippets of fiction from other worlds, too.  Some of these may not be polished prose, depending on how my husband is doing that month.
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Everything from the previous tiers, plus chapters from the new Deverry novel.  Half of it is up for you to enjoy.  I  will answer any questions from the original series, so please ask them if you have them.  You will get at least once a year an exclusive story that only Patreon contributors will see.
I also need to finish the Nola O'Grady series. Since no traditional publisher seems to want it, I'll be doing it myself.   Once I start the new Nola (after finishing this new Deverry) you'll get chapters as I write them.

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Update in January, 2020: Howard died early in the second week of the New Year.  He had been declining for some time, and when it came, his death was a blessed release. Even so I have been overwhelmed by grief.  We had been married almost 47 years. Life without him is a strange and bleak new country. Still, I have my wonderful friends and my work.  Eventually I'll be okay.  
Update in April, 2019: Howard is now in hospice.  They tell me he might die in a month or linger for as much as a year, though the latter is unlikely.  Either way, the end of our long painful journey is in sight.  For him, reaching that end is going to be a blessed release.  For me, it will be difficult to travel on without him.  (I'm trying not to be maudlin here.)  Hospice in our part of the world isn't a separate place.  Howard is still at home, and they come to us.  I am extremely grateful for this and all of their support.  (end update)

Yes, my author photo there looks a little grim. Here's why. In 2009, my much-loved husband developed early-onset Alzheimer's dementia.  Over the years, he's grown more and more ill, until now he cannot even remember who I am -- and we've been married for 46 years.  As you can probably guess, this turned our lives upside-down.  My writing career first faltered, then ground to a halt while I desperately tried to take care of him myself.  Didn't work -- we now have a full-time live-in caregiver while I try to get my writing back on track.  Our primary caregiver, VJ, is wonderful but he isn't cheap, just worth every penny.

Thanks to the high cost of medical care in the USA, I have spent all of our savings over the past 3 years. (We own a house, just enough property to fail to qualify for any kind of government assistance.) I have the all usual bills plus a big lawyer's bill from filing for the conservatorship over our finances that allows me to pay them.  We live in a shabby area of the San Francisco Bay Area, where costs are high.  I now have three people and two cats to feed.  I need help doing it, plain and simple.  As much as it gripes me to admit it, I cannot take care of everyone as well as myself on my own.

Thanks to your help I am getting my writing career back on track.  A new Deverry book will come out in February of 2020.  I have a contract for two more set in the Deverry universe.  I also want to write more short fiction. In the meantime, however, those bills make it hard to concentrate.  I spend about $400 a week on food, basics, and utilities, plus even more on medical expenses. My current income falls short.  Any help I can get is very very welcome. And thank you all very much.

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At root all I want is to keep writing, though I want to finish the new Deverry novel first and foremost.  Knowing I can feed my family and keep them warm in winter will really help free the Muse.  Our medical bills keep rising as well.
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