Very few people who are acquainted with me, live and in person, know that I’m a romance author. There are a few good reasons for this. Of course I’m presenting it in list formation. Who doesn’t love a list?
1. The reputation of romance books is alive and kicking in Ghana. You know, that look down their nose at you and presume you’re some kind of a slut expression because you read that genre. If a person isn’t a romance enthusiast or doesn’t like reading in general, there’s no need for them to know what the job of my heart is.
2. My books are basically ordered through the internet, um, for money. When my fellow countrymen (and women) learn I’m an author they want a free book. And when I’m generous and send them one, they don’t read it. To be fair my friends Josephine (may she rest in peace), Matilda, Anthony, Empi, and my cousin Adjoa read them as if they’re going to be examined. And they loved them. Supportive peeps.
3. Well that’s it folks. I couldn’t very well leave you with only two things on the list. This is a dummy point to make the list look good.
What's it like being a romance writer in your country?