Johnson, Sadeqa: - SADEQA JOHNSON is a former public relations manager who spent years working with well-known authors such as J.K. Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan, and Bishop T.D. Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag, was the recipient of the Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the USA Best Book award for African-American fiction. She is a Kimbilo 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.