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Brett Humphrey

Brett Humphrey
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Brett Humphrey is the author of the Dragonborn series, Tionchar Tales series and the Therian Shapeshifter Academy series, as well as various comedic sketches, plays and many other stories he hasn't written—yet.

He has worked with children and families for over thirty years and has taught in the United States and countries around the world. His passion for reading started when he was a young child and he is still an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. His greatest desire as an author is to create books parents will want to read to their children, hopefully using different voices for the characters.

Brett lives in Arizona with his patient and supportive wife, who encouraged him to finally sit down and write one of the stories that live in his head.

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Rebellion (Dragonborn Series Book 4)
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Rebellion (Dragonborn Series Book 4)by Brett HumphreyPublish: Sep 01, 2020Series: DragonbornAction & Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult
Fierce Protector
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Fierce Protectorby Brett HumphreyPublish: Jan 24, 2021Series: Therian Shapeshifter AcademyAction & Adventure Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Children's
Scales of Justice (Tionchar Tales Book 1)
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Scales of Justice (Tionchar Tales Book 1)by Brett HumphreyPublish: Jun 14, 2021Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Fantasy
Winter (Dragonborn)
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Winter (Dragonborn)by Brett HumphreyPublish: Apr 30, 2022Action & Adventure Fantasy Teen & Young Adult
Return: Dragonborn Series, Book Two
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Return: Dragonborn Series, Book Twoby Brett HumphreyPublish: Feb 16, 2020Series: DragonbornScience Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Children's
Reunite (Dragonborn Series Book 3)
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Reunite (Dragonborn Series Book 3)by Brett HumphreyPublish: Apr 25, 2020Series: DragonbornAction & Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Children's
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Awakening (Dragonborn Book 1)by Brett HumphreyPublish: Dec 06, 2019Series: DragonbornAction & Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Children's

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Brett Humphrey interview On 31, Mar 2021

"Brett Humphrey grew up in the city of Orange in Southern California, USA. He wrote a lot of stories when he was a child. He has worked as an educator as well as a children's pastor. He writes adventure/fantasy books for kids, middle school & YA. He is constantly trying to improve his own writing and with every published novel, he gains hundreds of forever fans."
Which city or town did you grow up in?

I grew up in the city of Orange in Southern California, USA.

How did you begin writing your first story? Did it ever get published?

I wrote a lot of stories when I was a child but never did anything with them other than sharing them with my parents. I decided to write a book to publish in early 2019 and I began writing Awakening which I published in December 2019.

How was your passion for reading started when you were a young child?

My parents used to read to me when I was a child and my dad would use different voices for the characters. That began a love for reading at an early age. I used to love ordering books in the classroom through the Scholastic Book Fair program and would devour books. When I was in fifth grade, our class held a competition to see who could read the most book pages during the year. While the majority of the students read hundreds of pages, another student and I read thousands of pages during the school year.

How has been your experience of working with children and families for thirty years?

I have worked as an educator as well as a children's pastor and I loved the opportunity to teach children at their level. When I was a classroom teacher, I would read to my students every day and use voices for each of the characters. This was a highlight for my students each day.

How did your wife encourage you to finally sit down and write one of the stories that lived in your head?

She gave me the time I needed to make it happen. Our children are adults so sitting down to write, after working all day at my full-time job, she gave me space and time to write each night. I would also take time each morning to sit for an hour at the local Starbucks to write before work. She is also one of my Beta Readers and gives me honest feedback on the stories I write.

Which book took the longest to write in the Dragonborn Series?

Awakening took me the longest to write because I hadn't written anything for a very long time.

Who inspired the character of Alister Drake in "Awakening"?

The first person who comes to mind is Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings. I wanted Alister to be someone who would stand up for those weaker than himself. I also wanted someone who could maintain his personality and humor even when faced with such radical changes.

What is one message that you try to impart through your books?

Everyone can do something to stand up for what and protect the weak.

How important do you think a book title is? What are your tips for penning a catchy and intriguing book title?

I am intrigued by a book when a title catches my eye, so I believe it is very important. I try to sum up the main message/theme in the book and use that in my title.

Is there anything from the past you wish you could do differently? What is it about?

I took a creative writing course in college because I was excited about reading, but at the end of the course, I decided I couldn't write books so I stopped trying. The professor wasn't encouraging as much as had his opinion on what types of stories should be written (Hemingway, Steinbeck, etc.). If I could, I would go back to my younger self and tell myself to write stories that I want to read because there are always other people who like those stories too.

Which is your favorite character from the book, Return: Dragonborn Series, Book Two? Why?

Mkali Kentauro. When I first wrote the character of Mkali, I thought she would show up for a paragraph or two and then fade into the background. Instead, I fell in love with her spirit and willingness to stand up for others. As I wrote more of her story, I was impressed with her as a person and how she faced racial discrimination while she lived on Earth but didn't let that stop her from standing up for others. Her name means "Fierce" in Swahili and she is a fierce character. I loved her so much she appears in books three and Four and I gave Mkali her own series. Book One is called Fierce Protector.

In what ways do you try to better understand the craft of writing?

I read, a lot. I average 1-2 books per week and I am constantly trying to improve my own writing.

Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?

I have started another new series with Cyndi the mermaid as the main character. The first book is called Scales of Justice and it takes place on Earth. It is still set in the Dragonborn Universe, just as Fierce Protector is, and you will see Alister, Aileene, Bernie and Shelley show up in these books as well. Cyndi lives in Newport Beach, California, and owns a party business specializing in mermaids for birthday parties, but she also works to take down evil people on Earth. She works for a secret organization of shifters on Earth and works directly for King Alister. It has action, adventure, magic, and mermaids.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?

I am currently working on Scales of Justice, after that, I will work on Winter, Dragonborn Book Five then Fierce Opposition, Therian Shapeshifter Academy Book Two.

How has AllAuthor helped you to promote your books? How has been your experience working with us?

All Author has helped by tweeting, writing reviews, giving me tools for book promotion, artwork and a network to draw from. I have had great experience working with All Author.

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      • Brett Humphrey Brett Humphrey 2 years ago
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      • That people are reading and enjoying my books. I've chosen to write books kids and YA audiences so I love it when my fans tell me they can't wait for the next book to be published. I also love it when parents tell me about their kids reading past their bedtime or begging their parents to read one more chapter. This is what success looks like to me.
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    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • Absolutely! Even though I write Fantasy/Sci-Fi, it's important to me to be honest with my readers. I can create fantasy worlds but as long as I am true to my creation, I feel I'm giving my readers the best I can. I need to add things from my life to help make this journey feel real. For example, when I was a teacher I would read The Chronicles of Narnia series to my students all year. I would read using voices and engage the students in the books. In my first book, Awakening, Gustav Schliebe (Chuck Schliebe was my 1st-grade teacher) does the same thing for his students. There are things like that throughout all my books. I just wish I could really turn into a dragon :-)
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      • I do read my reviews because I am looking for better ways to connect with the readers who like my books. I know not everyone is going to like what I write, and that's okay. If a bad review is helpful, I will incorporate helpful suggestions into my next book. I don't listen to haters though, or give them power over me.
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      • Don't wait so long to get started. I let a comment from a college professor derail my desire to write for over 30 years. I let that comment affect me for too long, I'm sure he forgot about it two seconds after he made it but I allowed it to shape my thoughts for many years. Write about what you like to read and you will find other people who like to read what you write as well. That's what I would tell my younger self.
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