Lady Ellen – Real name: Deborah Baker
It says on the back of the first book of The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles: “About Lady Ellen – Weaving and scribing of the eight remaining tomes continues in Lady Ellen’s remote witch’s hut…on her tiny piece of Ontario’s Cambrian Shield” …and indeed that’s where the series began and is still written.
After 4 decades as an alternative health care practitioner, (and I use my background in science, particularly quantum physics, for the choice of healing herbs, homeopathy and explanation of Magic in the books), I finally managed to start devoting some serious time to my secret love–fantasy fiction and art about ten years ago. And that brings up one of the most common questions I get– “Why the pen name?”
It’s a fairly simple explanation. As a health care practitioner (chiropractor, homeopath, nutritionist – My Health Site Is Here ), I felt I needed to separate health from fantasy. As a matter of fact, I had a number of patients who considered witches, wizards, etc. evil even in the vein of fun and fantasy, so I began living in two different worlds. As this point in time (2018), I’m mostly retired from health care and live 90% in Persephane’s world of Bellarya. What fun!
I’ve always loved fantasy, magic and mythical kingdoms. We home-schooled our kids and lived on a 100 acre farm..which had about twenty-five acres in forest.
We’d make up stories and adventures..lots of fairies, witches, wizards, etc.
Now, all these years later, I’ve started on my nine-book, three trilogy magical series…The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles and have released Books 1, 2 and 3… The Cimaruta, The Cauldron of Ceridwen and Lapis Draconis, and I’m currently busy on Book 4 – The Fallen Star.
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