Frances Mensah Williams
Born in Ghana, Frances spent her early childhood between the USA, Austria, and Ghana before settling in the UK. After building her career in London working in Human Resources Management for international companies, she moved back to Ghana where she worked for several years before setting up Interims for Development, an award-winning London-based consultancy to manage talent and business development projects across Africa.
In 2015 Frances’s acclaimed first novel From Pasta to Pigfoot was published by Jacaranda Books and selected by WH Smith Travel as one of the top 25 of its 100 Summer reads. The sequel From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings continues Faye’s adventures of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
Frances was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to the African community in the UK and in Africa. In the same year, Frances publised her next book, Imperfect Arrangements, described by bestselling novelist Dorothy Koomson as ‘a brilliantly written novel’. Critically acclaimed and listed in The Top 20 African Books of 2020, Imperfect Arrangements is set in Ghana and explores the intertwined lives and loves of three best friends in search of their happy ever after. Frances has also authored a novella series (Marula Heights Romances) which includes Sweet Mercy and River Wild.
Frances’ latest contemporary romance novels, The Second Time We Met (2022) and Strictly Friends (2023), were published by Lake Union, Amazon.
Frances Mensah Williams is represented by Gyamfia Osei.