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Devin Poore thinks it sounds odd to write about himself in the third person, so he won’t be doing that in his bio.

I was born and raised in rural Indiana, where the world was evidently black and white. My family was very supportive of my odd habits of model building and reading everything I could get my hands on. My devotion to those activities are why I didn’t have much of a social life in high school. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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After high school I joined Uncle Sam’s Yacht Club, where I served six years as a missile systems technician and operator. During that time I visited many exotic and filthy ports o’ call and I read even more (you’d be surprised how much of that ACCELERATE YOUR LIFE! stuff in the Navy commercials entails sitting on your ass). During that time I began to write. It was cheaper than therapy. After the Navy, a few side routes and detours led me back to New York City, where I'd once been home ported. Since then I have worked several tolerable jobs, picked up model building again, and I continue to write.
 

I have finished a few novels and multiple short stories for which I am diligently seeking homes, and had several short pieces published in the New York Times "Disunion" feature. I also continue to attend meetings with the disgustingly talented members of my writing group Altered Fluid, build models for myself and customers who commission my work, and travel whenever I can. In 2016 I broke free of the IT/computer technology world of employment, and became a model builder for Gulliver's Gate in Manhattan.

I currently live amid the strollers and Hummers in Hoboken, NJ, with my beautiful, and just a little silly, wife Kristen Mangione.

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