5 Minutes with Devorah Fox

Devorah Fox

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Devorah Fox, whose most recent novel, The King’s Redress, debuted on June 11, 2014

Website: http://devorahfox.com

Twitter:@devorah_fox

Facebook: https://facebook.com/DevorahFoxAuthor

About the Author

I started writing . . .
I don’t remember ever NOT writing. I kept as diary as a very little girl (as if I led such an exciting life that it demanded documenting). Writing was such a natural part of being that I never thought of it as a skill or talent. I assumed everyone could do it.

What I love most about writing . . .
… is when a story starts writing itself. Sometimes an idea clicks and it’s all I can do to keep up with the flood of images, dialog and action.

The toughest thing about writing . . .
… is when the story doesn’t write itself as is usually the case at the beginning of a project. It seems to require a lot of fumbling around as I write my way into the story. I keep cranking the engine and just when I’m about to despair it kicks into gear.

My lifelong hero . . .
… is my late husband. They don’t make men like him anymore.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be . . .
… in big trouble. I can’t do anything else.

When I am writing, I listen to .
… a Pandora station that is all jazz fusion instrumentals: Pat Metheny, Jean Luc Ponty, Keiko Matsui, Sunlounger, Bernie Williams, Blank & Jones, Chris Botti, Craig Chauico and my latest favorite, Billy McLaughlin.

Favorite Movies:
I never tire of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.” I also like the third movie in that series, “The Last Crusade.” I learn something new about storytelling every time I watch.

Favorite Actors/Actresses:
Tommy Lee Jones.

Favorite Foods:
The ones not on my diet.

Modern convenience I can’t live without:
My computer and the Internet. I think if you delve into my personal background you will discover that I didn’t exist prior to 1987.

Nobody knows that I . . .
… am an introvert. Oh shoot, now everyone will know.

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In The King’s Redress, Book Three of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam, royalty once ruined has been redeemed. Now, to right the wrongs King Bewilliam wrestles mythic monsters and modern-day challenges—parenting, the nature of leadership, the morality of war—in a vivid detailed medieval setting charged with drama and suspense.

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Cover Reveal for The Caelimane Operation

Cover Reveal for The Caelimane Operation
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The Caelimane Operation

When the Temples to the Goddess north of Southwatch are burned and followers of Dione are murdered, Hierocrat Catherine, a bard of the Caelimane Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed, but will she succeed when she finds herself pitted against members of her own Temple, rogue members of the Seelie Court, and a seemingly unstoppable army of undead?

The Darkside Codex

About the Darkside Codex

The Caelimane Operation is part of Musa Publishing’s Darkside Codex, a shared world series with a steampunk setting. Although steampunk forms the basis, the novels in the series explore science fiction, high fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, paranormal, romance, mystery, and noir themes. At the center of each story is the city of Southwatch and the dark cloud (a toxic stew of chemicals and pollution) that bisects not only the city, but the people who live in it. Segregation is quite literally built into the structure of the city with the rich and the powerful citizens living “sunside” while the poor and downtrodden live beneath the dark cloud.

The higher up you are in the city, the wealthier and more powerful you are.

The Caelimane Operation is scheduled for release on January 16, 2015 by Musa Publishing.
You can learn more about this at http://www.chrispavesic.com

Leading up to the publication date there will be special posts, pictures, and contests. Please check often to make sure you do not miss anything!

About the Author
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Chris Pavesic lives in the Midwestern United States and loves Kona coffee, steampunk, and all types of speculative fiction. Between writing projects, Chris can most often be found reading, gaming, gardening, working on an endless list of DIY household projects, or hanging out with friends.

Email: chrispavesic@outlook.com
Blog: http://www.chrispavesic.com
Twitter: @chrispavesic
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IvVb7W

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Don’t Be Late

Statue of Alice In Wonderland, NY

In just a few hours the cover reveal for my first novel, The Caelimane Operation, goes live. Please be sure to check back here. Don’t be late like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland and miss the exciting details!

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?’
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

Quotation from https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/alice-I.html

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Guest Post by Devorah Fox

Hello Everyone,

The following is a guest post by the absolutely wonderful author, Devorah Fox. You can catch up with her at http://devorahfox.com/

Enjoy!

Chris

The Lost King by Devorah Fox


Happy birthday, King Bewilliam, officially “born” on Dec. 14, 2011 with the publication of the high fantasy The Lost King.

The story was inspired by a friend’s real life crisis, a complete personal and professional derailment. I wanted to see if I couldn’t craft a happy ending.

That turned out to be harder than I thought. Even the strongest among us doesn’t bounce right back from such stunning losses. While he scored some successes, King Bewilliam continued to struggle to reclaim his life which led to The King’s Ransom and The King’s Redress.

King Bewilliam may regain his throne but his life will never be what it once was. His only choice? To redefine himself, find new motivations, new passions, new validations. He continues to rediscover himself. Last month I began The Redoubt, Book Four, in which he dares to contemplate happiness he thought was lost to him.

The King's Redress by Devorah FoxTo celebrate and give you a chance to enjoy the series at a bargain price, the Kindle edition of Book Three, The King’s Redress, is available for at a bargain price from Dec. 14 to Dec. 17 on Kindle US and Kindle UK.

The king’s subjects will be making merry all week throughout the kingdom so check back to see what else we have in store to commemorate this anniversary.

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The Caelimane Operation Update

The Darkside Codex

The artwork for the cover of my upcoming novel, The Caelimane Operation,is completed and I am scheduling a cover reveal for next week. Kelly Shorten, who has designed all of the artwork for The Darkside Codex series, did a wonderful job and I cannot wait for everyone to see it!

Chris

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Glass Harp Performance

This performance is just too cool not to share.

I hope that you all enjoy!

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Heart & Mind

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My short story, “Heart & Mind,” is now available on Kindle Unlimited.

Story Synopsis: A princess with hair as golden as a sunflower and eyes as green as apples was blessed from birth to have beauty and power and to marry a prince on her eighteenth birthday. Unfortunately for all concerned, there is only one eligible prince in all of the kingdoms, and before he agrees to marry the princess, he wants a magical guarantee that she will look a certain way, talk a certain way, and even think only what he wants. What is a fairy godmother to do?

Sometimes a fairy godmother needs more than magic.

I hope that you all enjoy it!

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