About Savannah

Author • Editor • Formatter • Consultant

The Crafter

Savannah J. Frierson realized writing was her calling her junior year of high school. She completed her first original work, Reconstructing Jada Channing, as her senior thesis at Harvard University, earning the 2005 Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for most outstanding thesis concerning African or African-American literature. In 2007, Savannah released her first novel, Being Plumville, which earned Savannah SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards in 2007 and an Emma Award nomination for Debut Author of the Year at the 2008 Romance Slam Jam Conference. She has also spoken at several book fairs, including the South Carolina Book Festival, Capital Bookfest in Charleston, South Carolina, book clubs, radio shows, and classes about her work.

Savannah is dedicated to social justice issues, especially those concerning Black womyn. She is dedicated to ensuring representations of Black womyn are as full of breadth, life, and vitality as they exist in the world.

When not writing, Savannah enjoys engaging in social media until she’s either laughing or cussing at her screen; reading until her eyes grow heavy; singing until she’s hoarse; and learning until there’s nothing left to learn. Luckily, such a thing is impossible.

Savannah is represented by the wonderful Saritza Hernandez at The Corvisiero Agency and is also a member of the Authors Guild and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Editing and Proofreading

A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Savannah has several years of experience content editing and proofreading, having worked for companies such as Pearson Education. Savannah has also worked with authors individually, including USA Today Bestselling Author Aliyah Burke and BJ Thornton. For more information, please send an e-mail.

Book Formatting

Savannah has formatted books for companies such as Beautiful Trouble Publishing and individual authors such as Cherrie Amour, Wendy Coakley-Thompson, and Phyllis Johnson. She is most comfortable with Kindle and paperback formatting. For more information, please send an e-mail.

Appearances

Savannah has spoken to diverse groups about her work, ranging from high school and college students, book clubs, and the general public. She is also available for remote appearances via Skype or phone. For more information, please send an e-mail.