Wondering if you heard the voice of Legendary News Anchor Bill Kurtis on Summer Hanford’s homepage? You did! Summer ‘won’ Bill Kurtis’s voice when she was a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.
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 being an author. Summer writes in three genres; fantasy novels, Regency romance and Jane Austen Fan Fiction.
Summer’s complete five novel YA fantasy series, Thrice Born, was published by Martin Sisters Publishing and is available wherever books are sold. 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. On top of her fantasy and fan fiction work, Summer also has Regency Romance titles published by Scarsdale Publishing, including several books in their ongoing Marriage Maker series. For more, visit www.scarsdalepublishing.com.
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 February 10th and 11th, 2018! Also in 2018, look for Summer in the Milwaukee area in May at the Your Path to Publication Event, at RATG in June and at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention. More details will follow as the year progresses.
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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.