Sadeqa Johnson: Award-winning author of YELLOW WIFE
I Know How This Book Ends
Sadeqa Johnson is a Tall Poppy Writer, an award-winning author of 4 novels, and her historical fiction debut, YELLOW WIFE, has been called one of the most anticipated historical novels of 2021 by none other than O Magazine.In our episode, Sadeqa reveals the uncanny, goosebump moments that led to this story finding HER in a very unique way. She also dishes about the ONE PERSON she is always most nervous to read her books. https://www.sadeqajohnson.net/
The Fab Five host award-winning author of four novels Sadeqa Johnson for a Women's Hostory Month Sunday Bonus Episode! A former book publicist, Sadeqa spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming a debut author in 2013 with Love in a Carry-on Bag. Her latest novel YELLOW WIFE is a work of historical fiction inspired by the real-life story of the slave trading post Lumpkin’s Jail, also known as “The Devil’s Half-Acre.” The book has met with rave reviews and is exquisitely researched and we loved the chance to talk to her about it. https://www.sadeqajohnson.net
Episode 58 - Outlining Your Novel Before You Write (with Sadeqa Johnson)
Write Your Best Book
Now, before you scroll past this episode because you’re a die-hard pantser, and just seeing the word “outline”makes you cringe, stop scrolling. Trust me. I’m not here to convert anyone in the plotter v pantsers debate one way or another. In...
Sadeqa Johnson joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss Yellow Wife, her first novel of historical fiction. Yellow Wife tells the story of Pheby Delores Brown, a mixed-race woman who grew up in Virginia. When the book opens, she is living on a plantation with her mother, who is a medicine woman. Pheby’s father is the Master of the plantation, which gives her some privileges not typically allow to slaves. She’s been promised her freedom at age 18. But before that freedom can be granted, circumstances change and Pheby is sent to an infamous jailhouse, where conditions are harsh. To stay alive as she works to build a life of her own, Pheby has to connect with her jailer and face sacrifice after sacrifice. In the midst of the conversation about the book, Sadeqa shares the inspiration that led her to write Yellow Wife. After discussing the events of the story and how Sadeqa tackled the serious topics in the novel, she talks about the relationship her children have with the book, the ways this historical fiction is a step away from anything she's done before, and what working with J.K. Rowling earlier in her career taught her about being an author. Books discussed in this episode: YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson Check out our other videos: Bookaccino Book Club with William Kent Krueger Bookaccino Book Club with Jeanine Cummins Best Books of 2020 Sign up for the weekly Bookreporter.com newsletter here FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookreporter Website: https://www.bookreporter.com
In conversation with Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of numerous books including In Her Shoes and most recently Big Summer Yellow Wife tells the harrowing story of an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Richmond, Virginia. Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, each exploring themes of marital fidelity, friendship, and the difficulties of connecting in modern life. Her accolades include being the recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction.'' (recorded 1/25/2021)
14hundred40 the podcast launches with a fireside chat featuring Sadeqa Johnson. Johnson, author of her fourth novel Yellow Wife, will sit down with me to discuss her entrepreneurial path from public relations to publishing, gives her tips on success and answers the signature question... What do you do with the 14hundred40 minutes you get everday? To learn more about Sadeqa and The Yellow Wife, visit www.SadeqaJohnson.net. Follow her on social media: IG and Twitter: @sadeqasays Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SadeqaJohnson Yellow Wife was named as 27 of 2021 Most Anticipated Historical fiction novels by O Oprah Magazine. "Johnson achieves a powerful, unflinching account of determination in the face of oppression."--Publishers Weekly
Sadeqa discusses her latest novel Yellow Wife, how the story spoke to her, switching from contemporary fiction to historical fiction for this book, tackling a tough and timely topic, how she loves to hike when she has free time, and much more. Yellow Wife can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sadeqa’s 2 recommended reads are: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Other books mentioned are Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke and The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Yellow Wife is one of my She Reads Winter's Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Books. If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Hazel Gaynor, Judithe Little, Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Kristin Harmel, and Marie Benedict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag is the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the 2012 USA Best Book award for African-American fiction. She is a motivation speaker, inspirational blogger, wife and mother of three incredible children.
Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag is the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the 2012 USA Best Book award for African-American fiction. She is a motivation speaker, inspirational blogger, wife and mother of three incredible children
Writers LIVE: Sadeqa Johnson, Second House from the Corner
Enoch Pratt Free Library Podcast
Second House from the Corner is the story of a woman who is torn apart by the secrets she struggles to keep. Felicia Lyons is a 36-year-old stay-at-home mom of three, drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training, when an unexpected phone call brings her hidden past into her tenuous present. Her deception forces her to return to the Philadelphia inner city of her childhood to wrestle with an ex-lover and family demons.Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager who worked with many well-known authors, is the author of Love in a Carry-on Bag.