Our final GAW Sunday of the year features ‘Author of the Month’ Empi Baryeh:
Empi Baryeh, Author is a Ghanaian author of sweet and sensual African, multicultural and interracial romance and women’s fiction. She was born in Harper, Liberia, to Ghanaian parents and considers herself an honorary citizen of her country of birth. She spent the first thirteen years of her life living in various African countries, including: Liberia, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Her interest in writing started around the age of thirteen after she stumbled upon a YA story her sister had started and abandoned.
The story fascinated her so much that, when she discovered it was unfinished, she knew she had to complete it. Somehow the rest of the story began to take shape in her mind, and she’s been writing ever since. When she is not writing, she likes to read, listen to music and catch up on TV series. Her published novels include: Most Eligible Bachelor (2012), Chancing Faith (2012), Forest Girl (2018), His Inherited Princess (2018) and Expecting Ty’s Baby (2019).
Empi has won several awards for her novels, including Ufere Awards Book of the Year for Most Eligible Bachelor and Expecting Ty’s Baby, while Chancing Faith won the Ayi Kwei Armah Novel 3rd Prize in the 2018 Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards. She is a member ofthe Ghana Association of Writers, as well as Romance Writers of West Africa, an organisation that supports romance writers of West African origin and/or writers who write romantic fiction set in Africa.