Ann Bayah


Ann Bayah was born and reared on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her love of putting pen to paper started when she was a young girl. She never considered writing as a career option, but after completing her post graduate work, she toyed with the idea of writing prose and short stories as a hobby. She is still a Maryland resident.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads, magazine listings, or word of mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As I recall, my first writing effort for others to consume was not a book, but a play instead.
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Behind Crooked Smiles
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 51,470. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Follow the escapades of an unlikely heroine, Lindie Mitchell and her less than ideal family on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the mid 1960s. Behind Crooked Smiles picks up where Fractured ended.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,240. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Fractured weaves a tapestry of atypical events in the lives of a precocious African-American girl (Lindie) and her family in a fictional, rural town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during the 1960s. Lindie’s fervent wish is to escape from her family’s country lifestyle and the trappings associated with owning a beer tavern in a backwoods community. Oddly enough, Lindie’s confidant is her journal.

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