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About Fiona

The Depression Muse

This is where I’m supposed to tell you a bit about myself, Fiona, the Depression Muse.

Okay, I’ll try not to bore you too much.

I’m Fiona Tate, the Depression Muse. At the time of writing, I’m married, 53 years old and childless by circumstance, not by choice.

I live in a housebus on the South Island of New Zealand with my hubby (AKA The Count) and our furbabies, Angus of the clan McTate and Felin the Fierce.


Don’t be fooled!

They may look sweet and innocent but trust me, they’re both the devil incarnate.


What else..?

I have a BA in Psychology, a National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work, over 25 years work experience with people experiencing mental health issues and alcohol and other drug issues.

I love to write and to read. I love to listen to music: Elvis, Meat Loaf, Peter Steele, Amy Winehouse, Kris Kristofferson. Yes, the psychologist in me is well aware that four out of those five are dead just now. Let’s just leave it at that for the time being.



Also Known As:
Countess Drusilla Steele

I love vampires, tarot, crystals, essential oils, magick, and all things dark.


Here’s the interesting stuff

I’ve had Depression since I was around 9 year’s old. I wasn’t diagnosed until my early twenties: back then it had never occurred to anyone that children could be depressed.

I’ve lived with the Demon for most of my life and I know it’s not going to leave me now. Sure, I’ve learned enough over the years that I can hold it at bay, but at this point, I think of my Depression as an old frenemy.

Image of a hand in front of a woman's face to emphasise the importance of holding back Depression.

Here’s what I want for you:

To not go through all that I did.

To live a happy, fulfilled, magickal, life .

To take back control of your life in a way that makes sense to you.​

To be the person you were meant to be before the demon took hold.

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