March 7, 2023. Devon hits 100,000 words on the fast draft of The Edge. It kinda looks like it’s 2/3rds-3/4ths done. That means it’s going to take longer than we thought based on industry standards. Benevolent was 121,442 words and the rough draft of The Journey of Clement Fancywater (in edits) is 109,700. I write big books and I cannot lie…
February 1-March 10. Devon is fast-drafting The Edge, which is the first book in The Edge YA trilogy.
February 2023. Devon is featured in Voyage Raleigh Magazine. Apparently, she’s a hidden gem of creatives.
January 8-15, 2023. Devon is in residence (for the fourth time) at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities on a week when her friend-writer, Anita Collins, and Anita’s husband-singer/songwriter, Wes Collins, are there.
November 31, 2022, midnight. Devon wins Nanowrimo 2022 with minutes to spare. She is cheered over the line by the local Nano peeps and given virtual fireworks. Now she gets a tee shirt.
November 1, 2022. Nanowrimo kicks off for the year and Devon is in it to win it! She is starting a brand new novel this year, a YA fantasy novel that looks to be the first of a trilogy.
October 2022. Devon attends a couple workshops offered by the local library system in partnership with Nanowrimo and led by Phillip M. Locey. For that matter, she also heads to a couple other Nano gatherings and does other prepping for November 1.
September 25-October 2, 2022. Devon heads to Arkansas for a week in residence with The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow.
August 2022. Devon takes off the home school hat permanently and picks back up the full-time writer’s hat.
December 16, 2021. Devon’s flash fiction story, “Pinned Up,” is published in Every Day Fiction, an online, Canadian, literary magazine.
November 2021. Devon participates in Nanowrimo 2021 to tie the ends on several projects. Who knows? Maybe there will be half another novel when we’re done.
October 2021. Devon heads off to Southern Pines once more for a one-week residency at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities.
June 2021. Devon attends the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing conference on a Parent-Writer fellowship. Since the conference is virtual this year, she stays at a condo (donated to her by generous, arts-loving relatives) in Delray Beach, Florida.
April 2021. Devon attends a (really good) publishing seminar put on by Quail Ridge Books, featuring Scott Reintgen.
April 2020. Devon participates in Covid-19 Camp Nanowrimo to work on bits and pieces: some shorts, some essays, and some of the next novel. The real goal during the stay-at-home order, though, is to edit and submit.
March 2020. Devon visited a book club in Holly Springs NC, to discuss Benevolent and what it’s like to be a writer. The club reads eleven books a year, and Benevolent was February’s book! (Not all members pictured)
October 2019. Devon will be a writer in residence at the Weymouth Center, for a week. Her projects are finishing The Family Elephant’s Jewels and the second half of The Journey of Clement Fancywater.
August, 2019. Devon is still home-schooling full time, so does not attend too many events. Look for increased event news in 2022.
June 2018. Devon will be a writer in residence at the Weymouth Center, for a week. Her project is the second half of The Family Elephant’s Jewels.
April 2018. Feel free to join Devon at Camp Nanowrimo (virtual) and local Camp Nano events. She’s shooting for 20,000 words this month on The Journey of Clement Fancywater.
February, 2017. Devon is still home-schooling full time, so does not attend too many events at this time. Stay posted for later events and book releases.