Devorah Fox, Storyteller
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The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series
The Lost King. Winner of the 2016 All Authors Certificate of Excellence, Book 1 launches King Bewillam’s riches to rag saga. When all you have owned, everyone you have loved, and everything you have done are gone, who are you? King Bewilliam awakens one morning not in his castle but in a cow pasture, inexplicably transformed from a beloved and respected ruler, husband, father, and dragon slayer of renown to a homeless vagabond. What mysterious spell so cruelly reversed his fortune? Who cast it and why? In his quest to uncover and break the curse that plagues him and regain his kingdom he journeys to strange lands where he finds adventure, danger, romance … and himself. This Kindle Top 100 tells a modern tale in a medieval setting.
- From the first page to the last I was totally engaged… —- John Howell
- In this most entertaining book, the writer has incorporated, from a medieval setting – fantasy, intrigue, survival, self-discovery, romance and the spirit of investigation and invention that motivates the human race to yearn for the stars. This is a book for everyone of all ages. — Kenneth R. Scott
- …travel, greed, happiness, trust, distrust, lust, and love. What makes it interesting is the medieval setting. This could have been Lucas Davenport hundreds of years ago. — Alan White
- I didn’t want to put it down. — Phyllis Sayre
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/lTuy4EliFvY
The King’s Ransom. When those you have loved and lived for betray you, how do you go on? Finalist, 50 Self-Published 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 determines to reunite with his sons and with them restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king. Driven far from his home in the Chalklands, Robin pits his will against a dragon, a fortress’s duplicitous and deadly guards, high winds on the open water, and a horrifying sea monster only to meet his most formidable opponent.
- The King’s Ransom is the hoped for sequel to her first novel, The Lost King. In it Devorah Fox continues the lost king’s quest to restore his kingdom. We see and feel the fantasy medieval world he inhabits and share his thoughts. All of his senses are so richly articulated that his perils become the readers, his revelations – ours as well. Look at the world through the eyes of a king – a lost king. The King’s Ransom will not disappoint fans of her first novel – indeed this one is even better! — Mike Green
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/B231VObYjuI
The King’s Redress: Finalist, Finalist, 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading, 2014-15. When everyone you trust turns against you, what do you do? Dragon slayer of renown, Robin, King Bewilliam, has bested both man and beast to battle his way back to the Chalklands and reunite with his sons, but discord threatens the kingdom’s hard-won peace and prosperity. War breaks out and Robin finds that there is no one he can trust, not even his closest knights. Fighting for his throne pits him against a shocking, unsuspected rival. With his own life and lives of all his imperiled subjects at stake, Robin faces off against his fiercest enemy in mortal combat.
- Just like an arrow when it is drawn backward can’t know the target when it is launched, it still flies true. In the third book of the series, Devorah Fox hit a bull’s-eye. From his initial setback, our good king has flown true as well. Although not the same king who found himself in a cow pasture a while back, his epic fantasy comes to an exciting climax drawing on all that came before … and lies ahead. — Mike Green
- A father’s job is never done, nor is a king’s. And though King Bewilliam has fought to reclaim his throne, his struggles are just beginning. With no suitable heir, all his efforts and achievements are threatened in this fabulous high fantasy read. — Samantha LaFantasie, author of the Nepherium series
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/H5IW8oVJCnQ
The Redoubt: Having bested beast, man, and even his own failings, King Bewilliam has regained his throne, reunited with his sons, and restored his embattled kingdom, yet something is lacking. When a crippling famine threatens the Chalklands’ very survival, his vassals propose a risky plan to seek aid from a distant ruler. King Bewilliam strikes off on a perilous journey to the island empire of Sea Gate accompanied by a cadre of loyal knights and nobles who are unaware that the plan will reunite the king with a spurned lover.
- This is why we read fiction. In the King Bewilliam series, Devorah Fox has created a world of adventure, intrigue, fancy—and dragons. The reader is drawn in as King Bewilliam tests his heart, mind, and ability for invention to reclaim himself and his place in that world. These stories are wonderful and imaginative—and fun.—Michael Stephen Daigle, author of the Frank Nagler mystery series.
- Your book kept me quiet company during a harrowing time at Hospital with congestive heart failure. I hope that next book can be read in less stressful moments. Thank You! Thank you for a “quiet story” which I could read and enjoy with serenity.—David Abbe
Naked Came the Sharks with Jed Donellie. Finalist, 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading, 2013-14. Chasing her dream of becoming an investigative reporter in San Francisco, Holly Rivera Berry has to return to her hometown of Bonafides on the Texas Coastal Bend to settle her recently deceased father’s estate. She discovers that just before he died her father researched the possibility that via an old Mexican land grant the Rivera family owns The Gap, a natural channel to the Gulf of Mexico. Land speculators plan to erect luxury homes, resorts, hotels, and a casino along The Gap and Holly comes to doubt that her father died of natural causes. The more she investigates, the more things don’t add up. One by one her allies fall victim to fatal accidents and it looks like Holly might be next.
- … an authentic page-turner. Filled with clever humor, suspense, spice, conflict, a variety of well-drawn characters, including a parrot, and always bright, pertinent dialogue, it deals with real social and environmental issues in a region described in perfect detail.—Alice Marks
- As a long time resident of Padre Island and a Beachwalk II property owner, I took great pleasure in trying to figure out who and what were based on real characters and places along the coast. I must say, you have a real talent for creating names that could never be mistaken for those of the locals! I loved the idea that you revived the story the four of you started. Thanks for the best local story since Texas Donut.—Linda Sharlow
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/rx_72WbdIDQ
Minis and Short Stories
“Turning the Tide” in Masters of Time, A Science Fiction/Time Travel Anthology. A time travel romance that would defy death; an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey; a clone who usurps his own destiny–and with it, the power of Time. Imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of this time travel short story collection presented by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie, Amazon bestselling authors Alesha Escobar and Devorah Fox, Hugo Award nominee Timothy C. Ward, B.R.A.G Medallion honoree H.M. Jones, and author Alice Marks.
Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. An ordinary work day at the western Massachusetts Sugarloaf Inn turns more chilling than the winter weather when staff member Candy Wadsen makes a gruesome discovery. Her day goes from bad to worse when Candy realizes that Detective Sergeant Dan Petrowski suspects her of committing the crime.
“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Lost King, The King’s Ransom, The King’s Redress and The Redoubt in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series she also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several short stories to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace in Port Aransas on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
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- The Redoubt is the latest in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. What’s background to that series?
It began as my National Novel Writing Month project in 2010. That was the first time that I entered the writing marathon NaNoWriMo challenges writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I was successful and found it a great way to get a novel started. The other books in the King Bewilliam story have all started as NaNoWriMo projects. The Redoubt was my fourth NaNoWriMo marathon in 2014 and I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo 2015.
- You’ve worked on other projects besides the King Bewilliam series.
I have. I am thrilled to have my short story, “Turning the Tide,” in the company of work by talented, bestselling authors Samantha LaFantasie, Alesha Escobar, Timothy C. Ward, H.M. Jones, and Alice Marks. We all contributed to Master of Time, A Science Fiction/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology. I was delighted to discover that I can write short fiction. When I first set out to write fiction I wrote novels, largely because I was trying to write the book that I most wanted to read. Later as I joined writers groups I became in awe of authors who wrote short stories and managed to achieve so much with so few words. It’s a very different craft from novel writing. I was thrilled to find that I could say what I wanted to say in less 2,000 words.
- How do you balance your schedule between writing/editing/marketing?
I wish that I could say that I have achieved balance. I spend entirely too much time on marketing and not nearly enough on writing and editing. It’s a truism that if we spend all our time on marketing and none on writing we’ll have nothing to market, but it’s hard to decline the opportunities that come my way.
- What’s your favorite social media network and why?
I would have to say Facebook. I find it’s a good way to stay in touch with friends whom I don’t see in person because of time or distance. OK, let’s be honest: it’s because it’s chockablock with cute cat photos and videos.
- Of the marketing techniques you’ve tried, which have been most successful?
If sales are the measure, the most successful marketing I’ve done has been book launch signing events at the Port Aransas Art Center. I very much appreciate the support of the Art Center and the Texas Coastal Bend community.
- Where would you like to see your writing career in 5 years?
I have so many works in progress. In five years I would hope to have finished Books Five in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series and A Whale of a Tale, a spin-off from my contemporary Coastal Texas thriller “Naked Came the Sharks” that I’m co-authoring as well as a sequel or two to that book. I’ve revived a novel that I started in 1993 and I’d like to finish that. I have several detective-series drawer-stuffers that I’d like to dust off and get between covers. I’m a huge “Warehouse 13″ fan and I have three pages of ideas that would make great short stories in the steampunk genre. And, Sir Maxwell, a character from the King Bewilliam series, wants his own book. I think it would make a great Young Adult story.
- If this was your last interview ever, what would you really want to say?
Thank you, everyone who has read my work and asked for more. It’s your encouragement that tells me that writing is what I ought to be doing, as opposed to brain surgery or mixed martial arts.
What Makes it a Fantasy?: http://www.masqueradecrew.com/2013/11/what-makes-it-fantasy-syndicated-from.html
The Sophomore Curse: http://www.indiepubchat.com/sophomore-curse/