Attorney and Author Shannon Humphrey writes science fiction featuring heroic women and minorities. In 2013, Shannon released her first young adult fiction novel Hope Defined. As a fiction author, she was a Hedgebrook resident in 2018. She is re-publishing the Hope series in 2019, her series Skin Trials, and the upcoming Blood Republic series.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, she was also a trial attorney, who fought for poor families across Los Angeles.
Author interview – Shannon Humphrey
When did you start writing, and why?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid. Maybe age 8 or 9, inside a bunch of colouring sheets I took from school, stapled together, and made my diary. My mom discovered it in my bed, told me to stop cursing in my journal, and she bought me a real one.
Writing was second nature. More natural than talking to people actually, and I love words—reading them, absorbing them, and processing their meaning and power. No one else can interfere with the bond between your mind and words. No other voices can interfere. No other opinions or objections can break in and force their will upon you. Reading is a very intimate process outsiders can’t disrupt, and so is writing. I’m very comfortable, in my element, when I’m doing it. If I’m writing a story I actually love.Read More →