Happy July! It is the first day and the first Friday of the month, so it is time for another Black Author Spotlight! The goal of this segment is to highlight black authors who are often marginalized and ignored in the publishing industry. Black writers usually turn to self-publishing--an already densely populated industry--to have their stories seen, and it is said that we have to work twice as hard to get half of what our white counterparts have. Hopefully, shining a little light on these authors will help to signal boost the work they are putting out there.
Today, I am highlighting Samone "S.D." Johnson.
Samone is a self-published speculative fiction author, wife, and mother of three. She is also a mentor, beta reader, proofreader/editor, copywriter, and ghost writer, and she also helps promote other books! She actually has her own author spotlight as well! Samone's website is equally as active as she is. You can view her current read as well as books she's read previously, and watch her booktuber videos!
Her first series, The Fallen Scion Series, is currently available on Amazon, and if you visit her website, you might actually find a free sneak peek of Book 1: The Scion's Descent *wink*. Here are the awesome covers of all three books (peep the backgrounds!):
And here is the synopsis:
Sounds intriguing! I love a good complicated family narrative.
Once again, you can visit Samone's website at http://www.authorsdjohnson.com/.
Follow Samone on Twitter and Facebook at authorsdjohnson.
Follow her on Instagram.
If you are a Black author who would like to be in the spotlight, email me the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Social Media handles
Book (if any) and where to buy
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