SADEQA JOHNSON is a former public relations manager, who spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling and Amy Tan before becoming an author herself.  She is the award-winning author of four novels. Her accolades include the National Book Club Conference Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. Her latest novel is Yellow Wife. To learn more, visit