Author, photographer, actor, and singer/songwriter, Lorraine Devon Wilke, brings the sum total of her creative experience to her compelling contemporary fiction. Pulling from every chapter of her eclectic background, she creates characters and plots that are both unique and recognizable, with dialogue that jumps off the page. A longtime contributor to The Huffington Post, Devon Wilke’s trademark “sass and sensibility” infuses her work with candor, provocative themes, and, whenever possible, lots of laughter. But whether exploring issues of family, faith, love, or tragedy, her stories always embrace an elemental mix of heart and soul. www.lorrainedevonwilke.com.
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Lorraine Devon Wilke is a storyteller in many avenues of the arts: photography, music, theater, and, of course, her writing. Whether her blog, The Huffington Post, her photography or her original music, her mission is always to find the most compelling narrative. Her debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, and short story, “She Tumbled Down,” were 2014 successes, while 2015 brought the launch of her second novel, Hysterical Love. Her third, a “sociopolitical love story” titled, A Nice White Girl, is positioned for a 2017 release. Her books are available at Amazon (in print & ebook) and Barnes & Noble (print). Her print books can also be found at various bookstores, and can be ordered for bookstores, libraries, and retail outlets via ipage.ingramcontent.
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Lorraine Devon Wilke – writer, photographer, actor, singer/songwriter – started early as a creative hyphenate. First, there was music and theater, next came rock & roll, then a leap into film when a feature she co-wrote (To Cross the Rubicon) was produced by a Seattle film company, opening doors in a variety of creative directions.
In the years following, she wrote for and performed on theater stages, developed her photography skills, and accrued a library of well-received feature screenplays. She kept her hand in music throughout—songwriting, recording, performing—leading to the fruition of her longtime goal of recording an original album (Somewhere On the Way), which garnered stellar reviews and can be found at CDBaby and iTunes. She continues with music whenever she can (which, she maintains, is never, ever, enough!); a collection of her recorded material is available at SoundCloud.
Devon Wilke’s current life is spent in Playa del Rey, California, and is shared with her husband, Pete Wilke, an entertainment and securities attorney, and son, engineer and web designer Dillon Wilke. She curates and manages both her fine art photography site and personal blog (Rock+Paper+Music), and is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post. She invites you to access an archive of her essays and journalistic pieces @ Contently.
Her debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, and her short story, “She Tumbled Down,” were 2014 publishing successes, with 2015 seeing the launch of her new novel, Hysterical Love. She’s completed her third novel, A Nice White Girl, which is positioned for a 2017 launch. Beyond her commentary and cultural perspective, you can follow her “adventures in publishing” at Rock+Paper+Music.
And to add to the “Renaissance” nature of her on-going career, Devon Wilke is currently “back to the boards” as a singer/actress in a new musical, The Geeze & Me, set for its world premier in San Diego, CA, in March 2017.
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