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“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series including “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and ”The Lost King,” awarded the All Authors Certificate of Excellence. She also wrote “Detour,” ranked in the Top Ten Thrillers in Preditor/Editors Readers’ Choice Poll and “The Zen Detective,” a finalist in the Golden Books Award Contest. She co-authored the contemporary thriller, “Naked Came the Sharks,” with Jed Donellie, contributed to “Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology,” and “Magic Unveiled: An Anthology,” and has several Mystery Mini Short Reads to her name. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky.

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On the road to Zen enlightenment, homicide detective Will Mansion takes a seductive detour down the path to perdition. When a bust goes terribly wrong, Paradise City detective Will Mansion nearly dies while saving his partner. On leave, Will seeks relief from post-traumatic stress disorder through Zen meditation and abstinence. He responds to the plea of the cryptic Sister Clyde to find a man missing from her soup kitchen, a man who may provide a lead to the vicious drug dealer who nearly killed Will. The search seduces Will away from the healing he seeks and he finds himself on the smarmy Miracle Mile. Alcohol, sex, and the potent drug “Nearvana” numb Will’s pain better than his infant Zen practice. He slips further and further into an underworld of the lost and hopeless only to find himself facing death—again.

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It’s MLK Day! – 2016

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It’s not so much the man I admire as it is what he stood for. History has proven, time and again that heroes and the ones placed high on pedestals are often the ones to fall hard from their elevated status, in one way or another. I’m sometimes saddened by how people’s opinions and, even, their actions are so wrapped around the perceived character of a public figure. I, however, choose to follow ideals and principles that matter to me and don’t put all my hopes in the character of another.

Veering away from that tangent, I’d like to praise MLK for the symbol of peace and equality he is. Though we have come a long way, we still have so much further to go. Thanks to people like MLK we now live in a world where people have to think twice about how they treat others different from themselves. My hope is that one day no one will have to think about their actions because everyone will finally embrace the ideals of equality at their very core- perhaps people will be born colorblind and have an appreciation for humanity never before experienced in history.

Like MLK before me, I have a dream and hope that one day, World Harmony, will become a reality.

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Merry Christmas 2015

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I know not everyone celebrates Christmas. I also know that many who do celebrate it aren’t Christians.

I am a Christian and I celebrate Christmas.

Whether you are or aren’t, whether you do or don’t…

 I wish everyone good health, peace of mind, and joy on this day, and all days, throughout the year.

Happy #Thanksgiving U.S.A! 2015

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I sincerely hope all nations have a celebration that’s comparable to our Thanksgiving Day celebration. If we get too caught up in the day-to-day struggle to keep moving forward, it’s nice to know that we can at least set aside one day to just be thankful for whatever little bit it is we have. Sure there’s historical, political, and for those who choose, even religious ties to this holiday, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. There’s always something to be thankful for.

Today I’m thankful for:

…My health, that isn’t always the best, but at least I’m here and not currently suffering any pain.

…My family and friends. I’m not always the best at keeping in touch or being aware of what’s happening with others, but I do care and know that I couldn’t make it day-to-day without the ones who love me standing by my side: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

…My country, with all its faults, it’s still the place that allows me to live and pursue happiness in spite of my race, gender, and religious preference.

…Jesus Christ.

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