L Lee Devocelle


I believe in the common man and woman and look to them for our common future. I am a philosopher and an author. I am also a mother and grandmother. I spent twenty years in the fields of print and electronic media. That being said, my story is far from simple. I have held at least 15 different jobs and lived in too many places to count. In the mid 80s I traveled to Hamburg and Geneva to collect video footage in pursuit of the now defunct Super Conducting Super Collider. In 2002 I was off to Okinawa, Japan, in pursuit of radon gas on military bases. I have worked in both the public and private sectors and have come to respect all who labor to make our world work.

I was born in the Illinois heartland when its wheels were oiled by factories, farmers and coal miners. In my middle years I moved to Colorado--a long-cherished dream from my childhood. I now live in Indiana near my family, children and grandchildren. I began writing seriously in 1988 and have never stopped. I have completed several novels, short stories and poems. Recently, at a colleagues suggestion, I set my mind to ebook publishing through Smashwords distributors. I look forward to the next chapter of my life's journey!

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The startling concept that "every author deserves to be published." In all my years of seeking traditional publishing, nowhere was this simple statement writ large. It changed my way of looking at the creative process and made me wonder how many books have gone unnoticed and unread as a result? Thank you Mark Coker and Smashwords!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows me to "think out loud." My mind is a perpetual motion machine. I often go from one thought to another in a fraction of a second. It's not unusual for me to make notes on napkins and sheets of scrap paper at work. I am what the world calls a "thinker." I love to learn. My writing is an outgrowth of reading, observing and pondering.
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Where to find L Lee Devocelle online


Future World Books
The reservoir of inspiration in our world is deep. I dare say, bottomless. Future World Books urge you to reach beyond the outlines of history to design a truly equitable planet. Our greatest adversary is inaction. May these books energize the creative human spirit—guided always by the maxim: Do no harm. Do not judge. L Lee Devocelle 2018
Moon Shine
Price: Free!
The Salt People
Price: $3.99 USD.
Finding Stars
Price: $4.99 USD.


One Hundred Pieces of Money
Series: Future World Books. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Sixty years before our story begins poverty, war and divisiveness threatened the future of the entire planet. In the midst of it all, the world economy fell to pieces. While economists and historians were scratching their heads, the President reached for a children's book propped-up next to the ominous Red Phone...the book that would save the world!
Finding Stars
Series: Future World Books. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,770. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
“There was once a place where God did not exist. Neither the thought of nor the desire for.” Our storyteller, a man of faith, came upon it by accident, little knowing that it would permanently alter the course of his life and shake the foundations of his deepest beliefs.
The Salt People
Series: Future World Books. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
"The Salt People" is the story of two seemingly opposite communities caught up in an event over which neither has control. To survive the crisis they have two choices: the first leads to destruction; the other to cooperation and the outwitting of a common enemy.
The King Who Had No War and Posh Kutar
Series: Future World Books. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,220. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This simple tale tells of a great warrior King who was forced to find his place and purpose in a kingdom of peace. Then he met a woman of subtle mystery and aged wisdom who posed the impossible. Her name was Posh Kutar.
Moon Shine
Series: Future World Books. Price: Free! Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
Moon Shine is about Great Grandpa Obie and his grandson, who is also his best buddy. A man of fiercely independent spirit, Grandpa Obie takes his grandson on the journey of a lifetime, intermixed with war and peace, at home and abroad. It shares the bonds that neither age nor death can break, and the power of love, no matter its color or its cause.