The World of Devera: A New Adventure

Explore a land of intrigue and loyalty, conflict and commitment, faith and unbelief, passion and apathy. Journey into a realm unlike any you've experienced before, and fall in love with characters who will inspire, delight and challenge you.

Devera is a place of courage, where hard questions have no easy answers. It's a land of many cultures who create innovative solutions to their problems. Devera brims with love and beauty, with deep and enduring comfort. Open your mind to the World of Devera, and you will never be the same.

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Lord Lynden and Lady Alexina: Parents with Purpose
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Bronwyn Traugott — Sweetheart of the Temple Elsbireth
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Kira and Algernon: Twins of Trouble
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Love Your Audience
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Kira’s Nightmare
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Garrick Ravenwood — Warrior’s Soul
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Brenna Velez: Heroine Extradordinare
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Crisis: 10th Anniversary Edition
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Cover Revisions
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Elevator Overviews

Lord Lynden and Lady Alexina: Parents with Purpose

Introduction While they are secondary characters in the Deveran Conflict Series, the roles that Lord Lynden and Lady Alexina play are essential in grounding the story’s background, and providing a context into the way that Brenna – in particular – and, to a lesser degree, the Ravenwood siblings view functional family relationships. Their story as a couple begins long before the series starts, as Alexina is 70 in The Long Journey and Lynden is 68. Since longevity is characteristic of…

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Bronwyn Traugott — Sweetheart of the Temple Elsbireth

Early History As the only daughter of her parents, Bronwyn enjoyed a privileged position as a child. The wealth of her family wrought a degree of comfort that not many Tamarians enjoyed, enabling her to experience a carefree childhood. Since her three brothers were all much older, she spent most of her time as a young girl in adult company. Bronwyn developed neighborhood friends to replace sibling relationships, often choosing those who felt isolated and left out as companions. She…

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Kira and Algernon: Twins of Trouble

Kira and Algernon are exceptionally close, even for siblings. Overview Kira has a foul mouth and Algernon angers easily. Like her mother, Kira has a well-earned reputation for promiscuity that complicates her adult life. Like his father, Algernon is prone to violence. Their character flaws not only define them, but also render them with humility well-suited for spiritual service. At the time that Sylvia Ravenwood became pregnant with the twins, her relationship with Cyrus had soured. She blamed her husband…

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Love Your Audience

I’ve been performing for as long as I can remember.  Standing in front of large crowds and being in the spotlight doesn’t intimidate me.   I can recall singing onstage during a performance of Der Rosencavalier at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, seeing all the faces of a packed house and thinking, “Wow!  All these people are listening to me!  Is this cool, or what?” Before you dismiss this as swagger, understand I was ten at the time…

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Garrick Ravenwood — Warrior’s Soul

Overview Being a first-born male carries a burden that younger siblings seldom appreciate. At the core of his personality, Garrick is responsible. He understands what needs to be done in order to sustain the ones he loves, and he devotes himself to making sure their needs are met. Garrick will deprive himself to make sure that his younger siblings, Kira and Algernon, have resources to thrive. Their confidence in him is rooted in many years of his consistently looking after…

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Brenna Velez: Heroine Extradordinare

Overview Some characters are easier to write than others. Brenna presents a challenge for me because she’s a woman, she comes from a culture that honors individualism to a far higher degree than is the case with my own, and her femininity has to shine through in spite of her fighting skill. While women can certainly be tough, depicting her as a man in a woman’s body detracts from the interest of accurately reflecting womanhood in a heroine. Therefore, a…

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Crisis: 10th Anniversary Edition

After a complete re-edit and re-format, the 10th anniversary edition of Crisis, the third novel in the Deveran Conflict Series, is now available in paperback and multiple e-book formats. Get your copy by following the links, below: E book versions: Crisis, on Smashwords These include: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, and html On sale at Smashwords for only $2.49 Kindle version: Crisis for Kindle On sale at Amazon for only $2.35 Paperback: Crisis in paperback.The 600 page paperback…

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Cover Revisions

I have been busy updating covers for my first three novels. After looking at what other sci-fi / fantasy cover artists have done, I thought, “I can do that, too!” It’s a lot of work to change covers, but have a look, and tell me what you think.

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Elevator Overviews

What’s in the Deveran Conflict Series for you as a reader?  If you like interpersonal, introspective and international conflict, this is the series for you. If you like science fiction and fantasy that makes sense, you’ll easily immerse yourself in the Deveran milieu. If you enjoy compelling characters sustained by courage and raw talent these books will introduce you to people who will occupy your dreams. I’ve outlined the main themes for each novel below. You can read them thematically,…

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