Annnnnd we’re back on schedule. Happy Monday, folks! Let’s do this!
I have a confession to make. I fangirl a lot over authors whose books I love, but Savannah brings out some serious fangirling. LOL, I’m amazed I kept my cool when I met her last year at RT. I’m not a big on rereads, but I love revisiting Benjamin and Coralee from Being Plumville when I need a pick me up. It’s the friends to lovers trope. TUGS AT MY HEARTSTRINGS EVERY SINGLE TIME! 💕💕💕
Get to know a little about the woman who penned one of my favorite slow burn romance novels! Take it away Savannah…
I always find author interviews kind of boring. We only get to see one side of an author, the polite side. If you had an evil doppelganger, what detail would they enjoy revealing about you to the public that people would find surprising and possibly questionable?
Right out the gate, huh? LOL, uh, this is probably tame for other people, but I have had a booty call! And that’s where I’m going to leave that.
Name one habit/behavior you’re trying to improve.
Hoarding my stories. I have a lot that haven’t seen the light of day. They’re collecting dust. I need to do better about sharing.
Finish this sentence: Success and happiness __________.
Are what I want but I’m so afraid to actually have.
What was your gateway romance novel?
I don’t remember the very first one, but the first one to leave an impact is Sandra Kitt’s The Color of Love. I still go back to that novel.
Say you’re selected to compete on Jeopardy. Who are your opponents?
Jon Snow because he knows nothing and Jeff Sessions because he recalls nothing.
This is a morbid question, but I think it gives a great deal of insight into someone’s personality. At your memorial service, what song do you want to be played?
“Psalm 23” as sung by the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College (if you squint on the right, you can see me singing).
What’s the last book you borrowed from the library?
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. Still going through it. Still in my feels.
What’s a current cultural phenomenon you want nothing to do with?
#MAGA. It’s not about progress; it’s about reverting the country back to the time where nobody but propertied white men had a say in how the government and the society are run.
What’s one piece of writing advice that has always stuck with you?
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison
Name three romance novels you think everyone should read right now.
Ever tried BDSM? If not, would you?
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.
For more information, please visit www.sjfbooks.com.