AN ACCOMPLISHED WRITER IN SEVERAL GENRES OF THE MEDIUM, Lorraine Devon Wilke has built a library of expertly crafted work with a signature style that exudes both intelligence and humor. Whether screenplay or stage play, novel or short story; article or editorial, her work captures the edge and emotion of real life, incorporating clever plot twists, jump-off-the-page dialogue, and thought-provoking analysis whenever possible.
In 2010 she launched her enduring blog, Rock+Paper+Music, and from 2011 to 2018 was a popular contributor at HuffPost (where her work is still regularly featured and posted). Her articles and essays focus on political and current events, cultural news, opinion and commentary; art and human interest… all imbued with her particular brand of “sass and sensibility.” Several have been reprinted and excerpted in academic tomes and non-fiction books, and one of her most endearing essays, The Mother of My Reinvention, was awarded by The Maine Review. A wide-ranging archive can be found on her page at Contently.
Both her novels, After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love, are available in print and e-book, with booksellers and libraries able to access both @ Ingram. Her short story, “Penelope For His Thoughts,” was awarded in Tulip Tree Publishing’s anthology, “Stories That Need To Be Told,” included in the print publication of all award winners, and can be found HERE. Her highly acclaimed and award-winning third novel, The Alchemy of Noise, was published in April 2019 by indie publisher, She Writes Press.
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Devon Wilke also has several feature screenplays in her library; most notably early in her career, To Cross the Rubicon (co-written with filmmaker Patricia Royce) was produced by Seattle film group, The Lensman Company. In the years following, her screenplay, The Theory of Almost Everything was awarded as a Top Finalist in the 2012 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest; Gina Dreams, a bittersweet love story about a woman whose dream about a child changes her worldview won an “Honorable Mention” that same year (later earning distinction as her “most optioned but never made” film project!), and A Minor Rebellion, a rock & roll dramedy, was a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Big Break Contest. An updated version of that project was honored more recently as an “official screenplay selection” in the 2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival, was a Semifinalist in the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, and is being adapted as her fifth novel, CHICK SINGER. Currently she’s querying her fourth novel, which, in a departure from the humanistic dramas of her earlier books, is taut domestic suspense titled, KINDRED 21.
[*Interesting note: the screenplay, The Theory of Almost Everything, was later adapted as Devon Wilke’s second novel, Hysterical Love.]
Devon Wilke additionally works as a script consultant and story analyst, book cover designer, developmental and copy editor, and has collaborated with both producers and writers in rewrites of a wide variety of creative projects.
To access her articles at Contently click HERE.
To visit her blog @ Rock+Paper+Music click HERE.
To follow her column at Medium click HERE.
To read her HuffPost archive click HERE.
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