London-born Devra is a prolific composer, songwriter and keyboardist, as well as an author of books for kids. Trained at the Trinity College of Music in England, she has worked with such legendary artists as John Lennon, Cher, Diana Ross, The Jackson Five, Leonard Cohen and George Harrison. She wrote 2 top-ten singles for her own band on Jupiter Records. She became well known as a virtuoso player in the London session scene in the eighties and joined Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame as a keyboard player for a tour of Britain. While on the road, her manager informed her that 2 of her songs had won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, out of over 3000 entries in the BBC Song Contest. Moving to America in the nineties, Devra teamed up with a lyricist to write and compose a musical, “Cole and Porter” which had a successful run in Los Angeles at the Hudson Theatre.
Devra lives in Sarasota Florida now and has authored a trilogy of illustrated dog stories for children aged 7-12; The Muffy Series: "Muffy and the Dog Catcher," "Muffy's Florida Adventure" and "Muffy and the Medicine Cat". Her books, for middle grade and young adult readers, "The Efficiency Claus; an Improbable Christmas Tale" and "The Dream Stealers," are available now.