A M Devenish


Anaïs Devenish lives in Perth, Western Australia. When younger, she was an avid backpacker and spent time working overseas. Anaïs completed a Bachelor of Arts, French major and Writing minor. She is a single parent with two children, who are adults leading their own lives. When Anaïs is not writing, drawing or working she enjoys travelling, art, swimming, sewing and craft. There are not enough hours in the day for her because she also loves dance, music, piano, poodles, netball, horses and the Romantic languages. Interview at https://www.smashwords.com/interview/AMDeveni

Publishing History and other Honours:
Bachelor of Arts, French | Writing , Edith Cowan University, February 2014 to December 2017
Author of The Hartman Chronicles: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/38477
Film review published in Edith Cowan University's Dirksey Magazine, 2018.
Self published on Smashwords.com, 2017 & 2019: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/757215 ; https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/891651 & https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/929853
Fantasy short story will be released 30 September 2019: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/935838

Anaïs’ objectives and aspirations are to work in the interpreter/translator, writing and illustration industries . She is professional and approachable with organisational skills and thinks ahead. Through her enthusiasm and passion for others, she encourages imminent and aspiring students, and professionals, to achieve and communicate. Anaïs has excellent human relation skills as a team member within state, national and international industries. Annually, she raises funds for Cancer’s Biggest Morning Tea; is an Alliance Francaise member; an RSL social member and did ECU Peer Mentoring. Having these transferable skills, Anaïs uses them with her talents of ingenuity and initiative to make an impact in the industry. If you would like to know more about Anaïs Devenish or if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anaïs-devenish-33a3ba80/ (cut and past if required).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Perth, WA. How did this influence my writing? I think it has given my writing a laid back, easy flowing feel.
When did you first start writing?
At primary school we were encouraged to write poems and stories. It is not always easy, but I enjoyed it then and still do now.
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Where to find A M Devenish online


The Hartman Chronicles
“The Hartman Chronicles are intriguing short stories that draw on a variety of sources. These are all tied together to keep you hooked on reading to find out what happens next.” K. D. Henry. Hartman is a detective living in Perth, Western Australia, during the early twentieth century. His adventures lead him into situations where he is left with more than he bargained for, murder mysteries sprinkled with a little romance. They are different, exciting and ground-breaking because they are uniquely Australian stories set in Perth and the metropolitan suburbs of Western Australia, at the height change. This series fits into the genres of crime, mystery, romance and the paranormal … This series shows that the relationships between immigrants and locals were not always bad during our early history. In life there is not always an explanation for everything, some things are just the way they are. So, here they are! Short stories ready for you to access on your digital reader for your lazy, relaxing, reading days by the pool this summer or snuggled up in winter. Similar books are the Canadian series of the Murdoch Mysteries.


The Power of Magic
Pre-release—available December 15, 2019. Price: $10.00 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A children's book that has short stories and poems. A book full of fantasy, sadness, happiness and the quirky.
The Hartman Chronicles: Bear Witness
Series: The Hartman Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Welcome to The Hartman Chronicles: Bear Witness, the long awaited book two in the series. Hartman is a young, detective living in Perth, Western Australia, during the early 1900s. A picnic at Perth Zoo with friends, soon leads to a grizzly end to their day. Another murder mystery sprinkled with a little romance. A Hartman romance. Similar books are the Canadian series of the Murdoch Mysteries.
Fifty Ways to Stay Slim & Healthy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
Yes, 50 ways to stay slim! People do not want the scientific and medical expertise of losing weight they just want to lose weight. They just want a very quick guide to get on with it and do it. Therefore, here it is!
The Hartman Chronicles: Mystery on the S. S. Zephyr
Series: The Hartman Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Hartman is a young, single man living in Perth, Western Australia, during the early 1900s. A decision to take a relaxing cruise on the Swan River to do some bird watching leads him into a situation where he is left with more than he bargained for, a murder mystery sprinkled with a little romance. A romance of his own. Similar books are the Canadian series of the Murdoch Mysteries.

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Smashwords book reviews by A M Devenish

  • The Fires of Hera on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Bonnie, I have seen TV documentaries on people who cannot feel pain because their brain does not receive the nerve relay signals. An intriguing storyline and plot, it had me hooked from the beginning.
  • Aswang on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Luningning, I am glad I was not reading this on a stormy, cold, dark night! Spooky and creepy, everything a mythical, horror story should be.
  • Pig Spit on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Xavier, That certainly is one very dysfunctional family. I did not expect that ending.
  • The Day of Reckoning on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Kiera, Sci-fi is one of my favourite genres. Gripping from the beginning to the end. Well written and great reading with a strong message.
  • Blood on their Hands on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Margaret, I can relate to this story, having been through similar circumstances. This is a heart wrenching story.
  • Tom's Season Trifecta on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Cat, I love the poetry intermingled with your story. The timing of the release is in line with Remembrance Day (11-11-2017, Poppy day).
  • Fables of Monsters and Men on Nov. 08, 2017

    Hi Christine, This is from an alternative point of view with unexpected twists and turns. What do spiders really think? I have not thought about that until now, but this story gives you much more to think about. Read carefully.