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N.E. Davenport

N.E. Davenport

Nia ""N.E."" Davenport is the Science Fiction/Fantasy author of the forthcoming The Praetorian Trials and its sequel (Harper Voyager). She attended the University of Southern California and studied Biological Sciences and Theatre. She has an M.A. in Secondary Education, and she teaches English and Biology. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys vacationing with her family, skiing, and being a huge foodie. She’s an advocate for diverse perspectives and protagonists in literature. You can find her online at www.nedavenport.com, on Twitter @nia_davenport, or on Instagram @nia.davenport, where she talks about binge-worthy TV and great books. She lives in Texas with her husband and kids.


My forthcoming debut novel is The Praetorian Trials (Harper Voyager, 2022). It is about a young Black woman who is an outsider in the country she calls home. She must survive deadly trials to become an elite warrior while solving her grandfather’s murder, fighting a racist and misogynistic society and keeping her magical blood gift a secret.

Bender Class



FMK: Fictional Character Edition

Marry: Carlos Rivera from L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress Legend
Kill: Virgil Doyle from Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic
Fuck: See my Marry answer because this master vampire is too sexy not to go in both categories.


Favorite Book Quote

“You scare the shit out of me at times, but I want to dance with you anyway.” – Elena Deveraux in Nalini Singh’s “Angel’s Blood.”