BORN IN CHICAGO, raised in the rolling farmland of northern Illinois, surrounded always by the music, art, books, and theater her parents insisted be brought to the table, Devon Wilke learned early the pull of her creative Muses. Never willing to pigeonhole her artistic pursuits, she’s designed a career that has swung from theater and rock & roll, to photography and design, to screenwriting, journalism, and long-form fiction, bringing the sum total of her creative experience to each medium in which she’s engaged.
A longtime contributor to HuffPost and other news and media sites, her trademark “sass and sensibility” infuses her op-eds, essays, and social commentary with wit, candor, and occasional provocation. Her novels, short stories, and screenplays are rich in vivid characters, plot lines both unique and recognizable, with always an elemental mix of heart and soul. Several of her book covers were designed with her photography, and her debut novel, AFTER THE SUCKER PUNCH, includes a downloadable version of the book’s theme song.
Along with AFTER THE SUCKER PUNCH, her dramatic short story, “She Tumbled Down,” and second novel, HYSTERICAL LOVE, are available online and in select bookstores. Her screenplay, A Minor Rebellion, was an “official screenplay selection” at the 2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival, and her third novel, a contemporary drama titled, THE ALCHEMY OF NOISE, is set for April 2019 publication with She Writes Press.
She continues singing, songwriting, and theatrical performances concurrent with her writing projects and whenever possible (which, she’ll tell anyone, is never enough!). You can follow updates at the Latest News page, and via her blog at www.RockPaperMusic.com.
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