About

Last Updated 11/11/19

Black Historical Fiction | Inspirational Non Fiction | Poetry

 

My  name is Yecheilyah (ee-SEE-li-yah) but everyone calls me EC for short, and I am the author and founder of The PBS Blog. My name is Hebrew and means Yah Khai (Yah Lives). 

You can find me sitting quietly in the corner reading a book, listening to music, and observing the people and space around me. I enjoy laughing, movie nights, good conversation, coffee, and when I’m watching my shows on Netflix, I like to do so with a glass of wine. I seek to provoke thought among the limited ways we think and feel, and to inspire others the same as others have inspired me. My motto is to “Paint poetic justice against the backdrop of heavy keystrokes.” To paint poetic justice means to use my writing as an underground railroad to freedom. If people can’t be liberated in their own lives, I hope that my books can provide a road-map. This isn’t easy to do considering the heavy misinformation, deception, and religious ideologies that have enslaved us for so long. These are the heavy keystrokes.

Bio.

Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) was born Stacey Newson (maiden name Hereford) and grew up on the South Side of Chicago IL, where her favorite activity was reading books and writing poetry in her notebooks and journals. Yecheilyah loves to watch movies with her family, play cards, and have a good laugh. Yecheilyah is a 2019 Kindle Book Review Winner for Poetry, Author, Book Blogger, and Teacher. She is a member of A Writers Path Writer’s Club, Rave Reviews Book Club, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Yecheilyah writes Black Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Inspirational Non-Fiction. She is the founder of Literary Korner Publishing, Yecheilyah’s Annual Poetry Contests, Lit Mag Literary Magazine for Poets, and The PBS Blog, where she shares Book Reviews and Writing Tips for Independent (Indie) Authors and Publishers. Yecheilyah now lives in Georgia with her husband where she attends The University of West Alabama online, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family. Learn more at yecheilyahysrayl.com.


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49 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi – you have an unusual, unique name! Thanks for following my blog. I’ve just been exploring yours and I’m glad to find out you write poetry too. Congratulations on the publication of your book and good luck!

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  2. Hi!
    I read what you wrote. When you mentioned the black men accused of raping a hairstylist, it reminded me of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD which was based on a real bogus case.
    Anyway, I wanted to thank you for following my blog Reflections. Welcome!
    Nice meeting you,
    Janice

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    1. Nice to meet you Janice, thanks for stopping through! Interesting perspective on my book, you should so read it, you’ll enjoy it ; ). Thanks for the comment on the table.

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  3. I have just read this page of your blog and can’t wait to read more! Very interested in your books as well. Also, I think your name is beautiful and should not be shortened! No ever pronounces my name right, Elissa, just Melissa without the M. Or down south my family calls me Lissa Beth. Looking forward to reading more.

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  4. One of the many things I love about reading so many blogs is reading the About. It says a lot more about the author of the blog than one might imagine. For instance, I know several important things about you now. You are laid back. You don’t like to waste words saying nothing. I imagine you’re probably a good listener. I found that good listeners are a wealth of information. Ask them the right questions, and really show interest, and you may get some great information in return. You also like to read. You like to write, and you have a lovely name, which you’d prefer people pronounce correctly or call you by your “letters.” Happy to make you acquaintance!

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  5. It is a shame that Bart Simpson didn’t have a few words with The Donald’s wife before that speech. Okay, so we know she didn’t write it but she was the one reading it and of course taking credit…

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  6. I was really happy to discover your blog via the comment you left on Kristen Lamb’s blog. I especially like your comments regarding writing in a way that reveals deeper meaning than the words left on the page. I’m reading Ben Okri at the moment, who is an absolute MASTER at this, so I’m definitely excited to read your work.

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