"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Author of best-selling The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary fantasy series including The Lost King, awarded the All Authors Certificate of Excellence 2016 and The Redoubt, voted #35 of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, she also wrote the mystery minis, Murder by the Book and One Bad Apple, and the Fantasy/Sci Fi Mini, Lady Blackwing. She co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks with Jed Donellie and contributed to Masters of Time and Magic Unveiled, SciFi/Fantasy anthologies. Her novel, Detour, finished in the Top Ten Thrillers in the 2017 Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll and The Zen Detective, a mystery, was named a finalist for the Golden Book Award Contest 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://www.devorahfox.com.
When did you first start writing?
I have memories of having written a novel in the third grade. As I recall it was about a Korean immigrant orphan. Not that at age 8 I knew anything about Korean immigrant orphans but back then no one told me to "write what you know." I illustrated it too and couldn’t decide which I liked better, writing or illustrating.
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I wrote "The Lost King," I didn't have a series in mind. My original intent was to write a happy ending for a friend who was stalled as the result of a life-altering crisis. However, as is often the case, the characters had different ideas. As I approached the conclusion, I realized there was no way this particular tale could end happily ever after. Fans of "The Lost King" kept asking me "what happens next?" and "when is the next book coming out?" King Bewilliam had learned a lot but still had a lot to learn which led to "The King's Ransom." Now I've got a entire saga on my hands with other characters from the series clamoring to have their stories told.
Mercedes is just trying to make her way through life: taking classes, working her shift as a barista, and, when she can squeeze it in, writing short stories. Inoculated with a pencil favored by her literary heroes, she finds herself imbued with startling abilities. She can write the imagined future into existence and rewrite the past. But the consequences are unpredictable and often disastrous.
A dragon to battle? No problem for this renowned slayer. Dominions to rule? No problem for this respected king of the Chalklands and the Palisades. But life? Now there’s a never-ending challenge. Award-winning, "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" stories are engaging, involving. Written by a writer who is mastering this form of meaningful fantasy, they tell fantastic, mystical tales with a modern slant.
After a minor accident, Mercedes finds herself imbued with startling powers. She projects future events and rewrites the past, with disastrous consequences. Stunned by awesome abilities that she can’t seem to control, Mercedes wonders if she’s been cursed. Can she be cured? And if she can’t, what then?
What could go wrong during the preparations for the birth of Marvin and Miriam Stenowitz’s first grandson? Well, nearly everything. Crooks, two U.S. Presidents, a Jewish circumcision ceremony, Valentine’s Day, and a snow storm complicate hero-trucker Archie Harlanson attempts to show Debbie Stenowitz’s family that he’s the right guy for their daughter
When a virus strikes the Department of Defense’s computers, wrongfully-accused hacker Marshall “The Worm” Fenwick is certain he’ll be blamed. Marshall knows he didn’t do it. It had to be someone else at ApplCart, the virus protection company he works for. Can Marshall find—and find it in time—the One Bad Apple among the company's employees?
Voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016. When a crippling famine threatens the Chalklands’ very survival, King Bewiliam's vassals propose a risky plan to seek aid from a distant ruler. The king strikes off on a perilous journey with loyal knights and nobles who are unaware that the plan will reunite the king with a spurned lover.
Royalty once ruined has been redeemed. Now, to right the wrongs King Bewilliam wrestles both mythic monsters and modern-day challenges—parenting, the nature of leadership, the morality of war—in a vivid detailed medieval setting charged with drama and suspense.
One of IndieAuthorland's top Self-Published Thrillers Worth Reading (2013/14). Murder and mayhem in the Texas Coastal Bend by Jed Donellie and Devorah Fox. Holly Rivera Berry returns to her Texas Coastal Bend hometown of Bonafides to settle her recently deceased father’s estate. She comes to doubt that her father died of natural causes. The more she investigates, the more things don’t add up.
One of IndieAuthorland's top Self-Published Fantasy Books Worth Reading (2013/14). Book Two of "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" finds Robin, the hero of The Lost King, at sea both literally and figuratively. At first directionless and purposeless, he fights his way back to reunite with his sons and restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king.
When all you have owned, everyone you have loved, and everything you have done are gone, who are you? Mysteriously thrust from riches to rags, King Bewilliam battles dragons and personal demons to regain his kingdom. This Kindle Top 100 Fantasy tells a modern tale in a medieval setting.
The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #1)
on May 16, 2013
Like most young women her age, Isabella would be happy to spend her time having fun with friends, reading brides’ magazines and planning a future with the man she loves. But the world is at war and the good guys need her for her unique and particular talents. She is an alchemist and can bend natural forces to her will. This makes her an ideal adversary to go up against Nazis who count wizards, vampires and terrifying Black Wolves among their numbers. Vowing to retire, the brave young woman takes on one last mission: to stop the Nazis from deploying a monstrously deadly bio-weapon. I cheered Isabella for her persistence and her commitment to the cause, and liked the way the details of the secret service she works for and biowarfare were inspired by actual WWII events. It made the story that much more believable.
Circadian Circle (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #3)
on Dec. 30, 2013
I've enjoyed keeping up with the heroine Isabella and watching her grow throughout this trilogy. In Book Three she really gets her arms around her powers and her unique potential without losing her humanity. But to truly realize her destiny she has to make a deal with the Devil and make some heart-wrenching sacrifices. I especially liked the ending which hints at a whole new chapter in Isabella's life.
Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy)
on Feb. 09, 2014
Stories about paranormals are not my usual read but I was intrigued by the title. Indeed I found the concept of a "hybrid" original. I enjoyed the different take on how the people in the story became vampires and what abilities that gave them. The suggestion that they might contribute to an evolution of a different species was thought provoking. I am curious to see where the author takes the notion of a human/vampire "hybrid."