By Kamau Austin with Margaret Johnson-HodgeSoutheast Queens raised Margaret Johnson-Hodge, is another example of the successful, creative, and talented persons from our area. In addition to having great social activists like Roy Wilkens, sports stars like Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis, jazz greats like Count Basie, Lena Horne, and John Coltrane, and many hip hop artists and business moguls like LL Cool J, Russel Simmons, and Daymond John, we can add a great highly regarded author like Margaret Johnson-Hodge to the list.
Margaret, is the author of eleven published novels, contributor to three anthologies, including the highly successful “Proverbs of the People,” and author of a chapbook. She also will be releasing two additional books “promised” (Young Adult) and “Penny Candy Dreams” (Contemporary Fiction) in 2017.
She has received national acclaim and garnered rave reviews from USA Today, The Dallas Morning Star, Midwest Book Review, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Library Journal, The Quarterly Black Review, Essence Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.
Her works were considered by Showtime and Hallmark for book-to-movie options. Her novels have been used as part of the English curriculum at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where she was guest author, and was invited by Harvard University to submit a short story for their literary magazine.
I had the honor of being granted an interview with the busy and multi-talented award winning author recently. Her life speaks volumes about her love of writing and aplomb for telling a great story. Checkout her interview below...
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Prolific Author Margaret Johnson-Hodge