From a young age, Akelah has always had a passion for reading. She loves the different characters and worlds that she could discover when she read and she knew she wanted to work with authors and writers to put their work out there. <!–more–> She graduated with a B.A. in English and she’s glad to help other people bring their work into the world while doing something she loves.

When she’s not working, she enjoys beating up video game villains, cooking flavorful meals, and playing fetch with her cat.

She enjoys fiction books of all genres, but she doesn’t shy away from non-fiction.

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • African-American culture and issues
  • Military experience, including relocating and living on base
  • Latinx culture and issues
  • Racism
  • Asexuality spectrum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatphobia
  • Death of a loved one
  • Family members getting cancer
  • The grieving process
  • Growing up in the U.S. South
  • City life
  • Going to school/university in a foreign country
  • Culture shock
  • Fostering and adopting
  • Comics, graphic novels, etc.
  • Video games

 Preferred Genres

Young adult fiction/fantasy  contemporary romance  middle grade  humor  fantasy  children’s books   

 Avoided Genres


What Clients Say


Akelah was wonderful. She answered the exact questions I asked, and gave some encouragement as well. I’ll be using Salt&Sage as my novel continues to develop.


I am so blown away by the courteous professionalism and dedication shown by the entire Salt & Sage team. Erin was phenomenal in working with my release schedule for my latest book and accommodating my needs for sensitivity readers within a given time frame. Everything ran so smoothly and efficiently, and Akelah delivered the exact caliber of feedback I was hoping for (all good things - YES!). I will absolutely be using Salt & Sage again for any future sensitivity reads and am so very, very grateful to have found them!

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