Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson, is the award-winning and NY TImes best-selling author who won the 2018 National Book Club Conference Fiction Book of the Year Award for And Then There Was Me, will be featured at our 2023 weekend of Literary Bliss, July 27-30 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead.

Sadeqa’s brilliance has been magnified by her latest amazing work, The House of Eve, which became an instant New York Times Best Seller. This work was described by actress Reese Witherspoon (who selected it for her book club, by the way) as “Amazing…These two women’s lives intersect in the most wonderful and unlikely of ways. I was completely surprised by the ending of this beautifully told and written book.”

The success of this book follows another lauded novel by Sadeqa, Yellow Wife, which was named by Oprah Magazine as “27 of 2021 Most Anticipated Winter Historical Fiction books.” Yellow Wife was also a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for historical fiction, a 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy finalist, a BCALA Literary Honoree, the Library of Virginia’s Literary People’s Choice Award winner, and a Barnes & Noble book club pick in paperback.

Sadeqa’s novels have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal and have been featured in top reads lists by NBC, Good Housekeeping, Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, Off The Shelf, W Magazine, Country Living, Hollywood Life, Parade, She Reads, and many others. She is a passionate public speaker, writing coach and Kimbilo Fellow. She teaches for the MFA program at Drexel University and is a writing mentor for Story Summit.

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