Sang Kromah is the Amazon bestselling and 2021 Global Book Award-winning author of young-adult urban fantasy novel, Djinn. She was featured in Publishers Weekly’s First Lines, PW’s monthly look at some of the best first lines. Kromah was born in Philadelphia and raised in Baltimore and Sykesville, MD to Liberian-American immigrants. She was a storyteller before she could write, transforming lore from her parents’ native country, Liberia, and transforming them into intricate modern tales. In her paternal tradition, Mandingo, she is called a griot, keeping traditions alive by sharing these stories with the world.
In the seventh day, her Language Arts teacher, Ms. Norville would give Kromah the last 10 minutes of class every Friday to read her stories to the class. This act was life-changing for a shy transfer student, giving the the encouragement to break out of her shell and the gift of knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up, a writer.
Since middle school, Kromah has made a conscious effort to immerse herself in Liberian culture in Liberia and the diaspora, moving to Monrovia after receiving her Masters degree in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). She has lent her talents to Seventeen Magazine, Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s “Half the Sky” documentary, UN campaigns for sexual and gender-based violence, and so much more.
Currently, she resides in Maryland and creates content for Montgomery County as she completes her follow-up to Djinn, an urban fantasy novel with her brother (Moh Kromah), and scripts for drama and children’s television.