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I am a Trustee of the New Hampshire Writers' Project

We are a not-for-profit arts organization supporting our region's writers and literary heritage.

We provide services and events for NH writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers. You can find out more about us at www.nhwritersproject.org

I teach online courses for Stanford University

I will be teaching a class called The Roman Republic in Feb/March of 2020. It is a repirse of a popular class I taught on campus a few years ago.

When registration opens, I'll post the link here.

Gaming Vidoes

Over on YouTube, I am making videos about my favorite games.

I'm currently doing a weekly, multi-episode narrative play-through of Fallout 4 called Carousing through the Commonwealth. By ignoring the main quest and exploring the game's open world on my own terms, I'm using the game to tell a brand new story. You can watch an introduction to the series, and the backstory for my character, on the trailer to the right.

A playlist of the entire series can be found at this link.


Story in the Timberline Review

I have a new short story in the premiere edition of the Timberline Review, a new literary journal out of Oregon.

Titled Thebes vs. Athens (457 BCE) it tells the story of two ancient Greek soldiers on opposite sides in a war who encounter each other in the forest, alone and cut off from their respective units. One is a member of the famous "Theban Band."

There is a lot of great fiction and poetry in this issue, and if you would like your own copy, find it very reasonably priced at the Timberline Review's website.

Torture and the Ancient Romans

An article of mine about torture and its (changing) depiction in films about the ancient Romans has been published on The Awl: Now We Are Rome: Ancient Roman torture on film, and modern American torture in the news.

I look specifically at The Sign of the Cross (1932), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) and HBO's Rome (2005 & 2007). I also discuss the history of torture both in Rome and the US, and specifically about our troubling representation of torture in movies.

Pantheon named "Book of the Week"

My novel Pantheon has been named "Book of the Week" by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library.

I'm very honored!

I am also on a new list of NH authors who have volunteered, through the NH Writers' Project to speak to local book groups in 2015.

Playing as a Roman in Skyrim

I've "played as a Roman in Skyrim" and other games.

Are there any other Roman or ancient world themed games I should be playing?

Pantheon Video Excerpts Finished

I have produced six mini "webisodes" of excerpts from Pantheon. Each is done in a different visual style and give an idea of the many flavors, and genres, of the stories of the gods in the novel.

Thanks to generous Kickstarter donors, I was able to hire professional voice actors to read the excerpts. You can think of the videos as visual audiobooks.

To watch the "webisodes", you can click the thumbnail images to the left to open a separate streaming page. You can also view this YouTube playlist which contains them all.

Please like, comment on, and share the videos!


Pantheon Trailer Released

The trailer for my novel Pantheon has been released. The fantastic voice actress is Debbie Irwin.

Please feel free to share the link!

Pantheon Kickstarter Successful!

Thank you to the donors! We were funded at 151% in the end, so we have the funds now to create a trailer for Pantheon and six 5-minute "webisodes" with a professional voice actor reading excerpts from the novel. They will be like mini audiobook recordings. When posted to YouTube etc., they will give potential readers an idea of what the book is like.

Look for them to appear soon here and on YouTube, Vimeo, Amazon and other places.

Thank you!

40% Off the Cover Price of Pantheon

The print version of Pantheon is currently available with a direct deposit discount from the publisher. You can get all 738 pages for less than $20.

You will need to create a free account with the publisher's marketplace to order.

Here is the direct link to the store.


This is the website of archaeologist and author Gary Devore.

He is a specialist in the ancient Roman world. He is not the Hollywood screenwriter who died in 1997.


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Copyright © 2011 Gary Devore except for the following images:
Pantheon Ad Statue- www.flickr.com/photos/33725200@N00/ (Creative Commons); The Course of Empire: Consummation by Thomas Cole (Public Domain); detail from The School of Athens by Raphael (Public Domain); Pantheon- www.flickr.com/photos/ kentmercurio (Creative Commons); Apollo- www.flickr.com/photos/archer10 (Creative Commons); Hermes- www.flickr.com/photos/maveric2003 (Creative Commons); detail from The Youth of Bacchus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Public Domain); detail from The Course of Empire: Destruction by Thomas Cole (Public Domain); detail from The Course of Empire: Desolation by Thomas Cole (Public Domain); Diadumenos- www.flickr.com/photos/telemax (Creative Commons)
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