About Summer

Summer Hanford grew up on a dairy farm in Upstate New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and went on to do graduate and doctoral work in behavioral neurology. Eventually turning away from long hours spent in research, Summer has returned to her childhood dream of writing fantasy novels, although she enjoys turning her pen to science fiction, Regency and adventure as well.

Summer Hanford writes Regency, fantasy and Pride and Prejudice variations. In May of 2017, her half-hour reads series, Ladies Always Shoot First, was released by Scarsdale Publishing. The first four books in her five book Thrice Born series are: Gift of the Aluien, Hawks of Sorga, Throne of Wheylia and Plains of Tybrunn. Book five, Shores of K’Orge, is forthcoming in 2017. Shorter works appear in various magazines and anthologies, including Aoife’s Kiss, Something Wicked Anthology Vol. II, Daughter of Icarus, The Ampersand Review and Nightmare Walkers and Dream Stalkers Vol. II.

Starting in 2014, Summer was offered the privilege of partnering with fan fiction author Renata McMann on her well-loved Pride and Prejudice variations. More information on these works is available at www.renatamcmann.com. Additionally, in 2016, Summer was lucky enough to be asked to join Austen Authors, a great place for fans to get more Jane Austen. To explore Austen Authors, visit www.austenauthors.net.

Summer is currently working with McMann, writing new works in both fantasy and Regency romance, providing content for, creating and managing websites, and a faculty member at AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop, LLC., an international creative writing studio. She lives in Michigan with her husband and compulsory, deliberately spoiled, cats.


Look for Summer Hanford signing books at the Arizona Renaissance Festival on March 11th, 2017. Also this spring, Summer will hold her annual book signing at the Sycamore Hill Gardens CNY Land Trust event on June 24th. On July 8th of 2017, Summer will host a Celebrity Saturday at AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop. In November of 2017, look for Summer at the 2017 World Fantasy Convention in San Antonia, Texas.

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Summer’s Work

Click HERE to go to Summer Hanford’s Amazon Page, for a complete list of her published novels and kindle available short stories.

For links to Summer’s shorter works, visit her Shorter Works page.

In 2013, Hanford was invited to speak at the Southeast Wisconsin Book Fest, where she did a reading from her first fantasy novel, Gift of the Aluien, followed by a question and answer session. In 2014, Hanford was a panel member at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention for the topic, Portraying War in Fantasy. At the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, Hanford participated on the panel, Epic Fantasy and the Uses of Weapons. In 2016, Hanford was part of World Fantasy Convention panel titled When to Stop.

If you enjoy the interviews below and would like to see more of Summer’s Interviews, click HERE.

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