Dershie McDevitt lives outside of Asheville, North Carolina, with two Wheaten Terriers and her first and second husbands. This works well because she’s had the good fortune (he says) to marry the same man twice.
Her whimsical house, located in a mountain valley teeming with wild creatures, is a perfect habitat for a girl raised in northern Wyoming. The McDevitts’ vacation home on Dewees Island, off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, is another wild and natural place. Their home on stilts overlooks a swamp pond with a fourteen-foot alligator and a myriad of flying, roosting, nesting, fishing, squawking birds (well over 200 species now). Dershie’s first novel, “Just Holler Bloody Murder,” draws on her love of nature and adventure. In a setting very much like her Dewees Island retreat, the author creates a world where murder and mystery mix together with romance to create a wonderful and slightly quirky read.