A M Devenish


Anais Devenish lives in Perth, Western Australia and is one of five girls. When younger, she was an avid backpacker and has spent time working overseas. Anais will complete a Bachelor of Arts in 2018, majoring in French with two minors: Creative writing and Children’s literature. She is a single parent with two children, who are now adults leading their own lives. When Anais is not writing 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, the Romantic languages and a good wine.

She has worked for WAHealth, St John Ambulance WA and other companys overseas. Currently, Anaïs tutors individual students for A1 Learning Academy, and teaches swimming for the Education Department. Through her enthusiasm and passion for others she encourages imminent and aspiring students, and professionals, to achieve and communicate in the industry of their choice. She has a background in dance, music, netball and piano. In conclusion, Anaïs has many transferable skills she can use with her talents of ingenuity, initiative, planning and organisation to have an impact in the creative writing 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 or by email.

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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Mystery on the S. S. Zephyr
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. 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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  • An Awkward Critique on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Nicole, Entertaining read. It helps me feel much better about my own writing. There are always changes that can be made, but whether we should make those changes is another question. Then, on the other hand, there are the changes that are really necessary and must be done!
  • Australia on Nov. 05, 2017

    Hi Cassandra, Beautiful metaphors and well written. I could imagine being part of the drought and the flood as I read.
  • 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.