Saraciea J. Fennell

Saraciea J. Fennell

Founder | The Bronx is Reading—Bronx Book Festival

Saraciea J. Fennell is the founder of The Bronx is Reading—Bronx Book Festival. She is also a book publicist who has worked with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors like Daniel José Older, Tui T. Sutherland, Peter Sís, Kass Morgan, Chris Colfer, Deborah Wiles, Javaka Steptoe, and many more. She is passionate about books and devours anything sci-fi/fantasy-related in books, TV, and movies. Fennell sits on the steering committee for Latinx in Publishing as well as People of Color in Publishing. You can find her somewhere in NYC, boxing or practicing yoga in the next up-and-coming studio. The Bronx Times has listed her as one of 25 Influential Women of 2018. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA at Lesley University and has studied under David Elliott, Jason Reynolds, A.J. Verdelle, and Tracey Baptiste. She splits her time between the Bronx and Brooklyn, but she will always rep the Bronx. Visit for more on Saraciea, or follow her online @sj_fennell and @thebxisreading.

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We live in a world where you can pitch a book to an agent on Twitter, tune in to a bookstore reading on Facebook Live, see a bestselling author’s wonderfully cluttered writing desk on Instagram, and so much more. You can use social media to your advantage at every stage in your career, but that […]