A couple of months ago, after having read so many reader and reviewer comments about the “vividness” of my stories, I was struck with the idea of incorporating illustrations into my work. After finding an artist who I believed shared my vision, I began my experiment with the first book in my “Devilish Vignettes,” a proposed quartet of 10-20K word stories that I am using to build the foundation for my future DeVere books.
Devil in the Making is a prequel to my award winning Devil DeVere Series that serves to provide added backstory on DeVere and to introduce brand new characters who will be appearing in future books. This book is a riotous romp with gorgeous digitially rendered depictions of key scenes in every chapter.
In addition to this first illustration experiment, I have created a dedicated Devil DeVere Fan site where I am posting extended excerpts and sneak peeks as well as showcasing the fabulous illustrations of my digital artist extraordinarire, Polina Ipatova. Here are some samples purely for your visual pleasure.
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From Devil in the Making