Emmanuella Akuyo Dekonor was born in Ghana and moved to the UK when she was six years old. She is a freelance government policy and PR consultant and has worked for a range of companies in the healthcare field. She holds a BA in Economics and French, an MBA with a specialism in international business and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University. She was a finalist in Myriad Editions First Draft Competition 2018 and is currently working on the completion of her novel Soul Boy. Emmanuella lives in north London.