About Devon O’Brien

  Devon O'Brien

Devon O'Brien

With a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University, I graduated with honors in 2006 from the Masters in Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, where I won awards for fiction, screenwriting and playwriting. My plays have been produced in Los Angeles and London; and my columns and articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times and Variety, among other publications.

Three of my essays have appeared in the top spot of creative non-fiction: the Up Front and Nostalgia columns in Vogue Magazine. One of these was selected to be in Nostalgia in Voguean anthology published this year by Rizzoli Press. Here I am in fine company: Margaret Atwood, Joan Didion, Patti Smith and other literary luminaries also have essays in the book.

In addition, I recently completed a novella, Of Lice and Men, which was published serially in 32 installments at The Huffington Post. I also just finished an original screenplay for an independent producer and am currently at work on a memoir.

A few years ago The Larchmont Buzz profiled me here.

“O’Brien helps writers find the structure they need—whether it’s a deadline-friendly set of writings they must submit to O’Brien, working tools to get word to paper, or just asking the questions that allow one to start exploring their material with more depth.”

Last but not least, I am the proud mother of two wonderful writers:

  • Nicholas Quentin Moore graduated from Bard College in 2012 with a B.A. in Creative Writing. He begins the Hunter College MFA in Creative Writing program this fall.
  • Thomas Sargent Moore graduated from the Individualized Honors Program (IHP) at Walter Reed Middle School and will be a senior at The Episcopal School–LA this fall.  This summer he will attend the Iowa Writers Conference for Teens.
  Dante and his friend, Ruffles

Dante and his friend, Ruffles