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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boyd Alumna Jessie Humphries '07 Featured in Las Vegas Weekly

Boyd alumna Jessie Humphries '07 on June 11 was featured in the Las Vegas Weekly article Weekly Q&A: YA Author Jessie Humphries Talks the Teen Mystique and Her Killer Characters.

The article reads, "On top of being an attorney, wife and mother, this local success is a rising star in the world of young-adult fiction."

Humphries' first book, Killing Ruby Rose, is on the top 10 list for Kindle. Her second book, Resisting Ruby Rose, is due out Oct. 28, 2014.

When asked by the Las Vegas Weekly, "Ruby Rose, the main character in your novel, is a 17-year-old vigilante; do you see parallels with other popular adult characters like serial killer Dexter?" Humphries responded, "I actually pitched this story to my agent as the young-adult version of Dexter. I find myself drawn to complicated characters who do bad things for the right reasons. While the 'hook' of my story is a '17-year-old girl vigilante turned serial killer,' I was always conscious of the fact that because I was writing a teen book, the idea of murder needed to be handled with care. So yeah, Ruby Rose walks a tightrope and poses some interesting questions... "