W. J. Humphrey

Young Adult

Action-packed westerns for the young adult market, latest about a 13-year-old settling into life on his grandfather’s ranch and the challenges that follow.

W. J. HUMPHREY didn’t begin to write until after retirement. Before that, Humphrey worked over 20 years at a religious printing company and for 16 years at an office supplies wholesaler. He has lived his entire life in Nashville, Tennessee, and wouldn’t want it any other way.

His most recent novel, Trouble on All Sides, is an action-packed western. Benjamin Wright is a 13-year-old just settling into life on his grandfather’s ranch. He still has a lot of growing up to do, and that starts with controlling a temper that sometimes gets the best of him. Tasked with protecting his sister, grandfather and the ranch, Ben will have to overcome many obstacles. These include outlaws, a nefarious woman and a man who has vowed revenge.

Read BookTrib’s review of W. J. Humphrey’s book, Trouble on All Sides.


A New Land; A New Life (2017)

Trouble on All Sides (2018)

Biggest literary influencers:

Louis L’Amour and William W. Johnstone

Last book read: 

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

Your favorite literary character:

Smoke Jensen, the protagonist in a number of William W. Johnstone’s westerns. I really like the way Smoke changes as he grows older and works through his need for vengeance.

Currently working on:

The Chicago Kid, book three in the Wright Family Saga series.

Advice to new and aspiring authors:

Read every day, and not just books from your writing genre.