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, Charleston’s Black Ink Literary Festival and Capital Bookfest, 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 PAN member of the Romance Writers of America.

Editing and Proofreading

Savannah has several years of experience editing and proofreading, having worked for companies such as Pearson Education. Savannah has also worked with authors individually, including USA Today best-selling authors Aliyah Burke and LaVerne Thompson. For more information, please visit SJF Edits or send an e-mail.

Book Formatting

Savannah has formatted books for publishers such as Beautiful Trouble Publishing and Duho Books, and individual authors such as Cherrie Amour, Wendy Coakley-Thompson, and Phyllis Johnson. For more information, please visit SJF Edits or send an e-mail.


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.