Last Updated 5/13/2020
Black Historical Fiction | Inspirational Non Fiction | Poetry
Hi everyone! 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.
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Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) grew up on the South Side of Chicago, IL. She is an award-winning Author, Blogger, and Poet. Yecheilyah studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University, and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies at Argosy University, Atlanta. She is a member of Queens Circle of ATL Book Club and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
She writes Black Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Inspirational Non-Fiction. Ysrayl is the founder of Yecheilyah Books LLC, Yecheilyah’s Annual Poetry Contests, Lit Mag Literary Magazine for Poets, and The PBS Blog, where she publishes the work of other writers, Book Reviews, and Writing Tips for Independent (Indie) Authors and Publishers. Yecheilyah lives in Dallas, Georgia with her husband where attends the University of West Alabama online while writing and publishing full-time. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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