Michael Devaney


Michael Devaney was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1967. Educated at Mercer University, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Later studies at Kennesaw State University garnered him a Creative Writing certificate. An outdoor sports enthusiast, his articles have been published in North American Whitetail magazine and Great Deer Tales. Michael also enjoys reading, movies and leisure travel with his family. He and wife, Beverly, have two children; son, Owen, here on earth and daughter, Emaleigh, up in heaven.
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Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a story written for a school english project. We not only had to write a story, we also had to bind and cover the pages to create a book. Although I don't remember the title, my story was about a treasure hunt in, and around, the pyramids of Egypt. I remember recieving an A++ on the assignment for creating unexpected twists and hardships for the characters.
What is your writing process?
I seldom edit while I'm writing, I save that for later. I think it's important, and it works best for me, to continue the flow of writing while the story is "hot" and presenting itself. The real magic, and fun, happens during the re-writing process, but an uninterrupted initial draft gives a solid foundation for the editing process.
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Where to find Michael Devaney online


Tragedy's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This short piece is a true, inspirational story about an eight-year-old girl's hat party, arranged shortly after receiving a cancer diagnosis requiring surgery and chemotherapy. As is often the case with many such tragic times in this life, this story highlights the importance of hope and the cornerstone virtues of love and charity, while reaffirming the unconquerable strength of the human spirit.
The Inheritance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Could history’s greatest works of art be the product of a dark secret? Follow treasure hunter, Andrew Game, on a clandestine assignment to uncover the ancient truth. But not before a young writer named, Cutty Abbott, unwittingly discovers the cleverly devised secret: a chain letter written by H.P. Lovecraft, and unknowingly sets the chain into motion causing Lovecraft’s ghost to come calling.

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