Anniken Davenport writes from Rupert, Vermont.IMG_1241 A freelance journalist specializing in legal topics, she has a knack for turning dense legal materials into readable prose. She holds a dual concentration fiction and nonfiction MA in writing from Johns Hopkins, a JD from Penn State and an undergraduate degree in Public Policy, also from Penn State.

IMG_3305_2She has written for numerous publishers and publications, producing weekly and monthly newsletters, manuals and books. She has taught business law online to undergraduates and is the author of a popular paralegal textbook on criminal law. Davenport also conducts frequent webinars on human resource topics.

For a short time, she occupied Flannery O’Connor’s Savannah basement. Born in Oslo post-war, she was raised on stories of the Nazi occupation and remains fascinated by Edvard Munch paintings.

Her short story, Bless the Sniperwas nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. It was written from the vantage point of Flannery O’Connor’s basement, looking out onto Lafayette Square.