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Eli Rainwater, Urban Fantasy Author

I am an urban fantasy writer who moved from Atlanta to Durham where I live with my cats and my invaluable housemate, who mostly keeps me functioning like an adult. I help manage a pub, drink way too much coffee and tea, and love to garden.

About My Urban Fantasy Books

I have four series in the works. Each focuses on the supernatural, like my Jessie’s Bar series about witches who team up with cryptids, humans, and the fae to save the world. I try to build relatable characters and relationships that include POC and both queer and straight representation.

How to Find My Books

You can find my books through major retailers as well as on this site. Bookstores can order them from Ingram (all in favor of supporting local bookstores!), and public libraries can order my books through OverDrive. Think you might be interested but just not 100% sure? Download a sample here.

Durham Businesses That Keep Me Going

Joe Van Gogh and Cocoa Cinnamon keep me caffeinated

Bull McCabes gives me WiFi and sports when I need to get out of the house, and the staff and regulars have done more to promote my work than all of the social media efforts in the world

Arcana Durham is, hands down, the best place to get cozy with a good book and a good drink

SpeeDeeQue has the best price and turnaround for marketing materials and printing

Not Just Paper because I like making hand-delivered books look extra nice

Letters Bookshop is a fantastic place for used books and book clubs, and their staff picks are always spot on

Golden Fig Books has an amazing selection, and they give back to the community

The Regulator Bookshop is another wonderfully stocked bookstore that’s been around since 1976, and it was one of the first places I visited when I moved to Durham

Durham County Public Library because libraries will never stop being important and vital to the community

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