Last Updated 3/16/2021

| Black Historical Fiction | Poetry
Urban Fantasy | Inspirational Non Fiction |

When I was ten years old, I was hit by a car. They say my body flew into the air, landed on the windshield, and then slid down to the ground.

Too dark?

I am no good at talking about myself, but at least I got your attention!

(Tee hee)

For starters, this story is true, by the way, and it is why I currently live with a steel plate in my thigh and a thigh-long scar where the 24 staples had been. I do alright, though, and can do anything a person with two healthy legs can do. I even ran track for a short stint in high school. Not bad for a girl with one femur bone, huh?

Okay, I’ll stop stalling. I suppose I need to tell you about all the “important” stuff now. Ya know, for biography sake or whatever.

Short Bio.

Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is an Author, Blogger, and Poet from Chicago. She writes Black Historical Fiction, Soulful Poetry, Inspirational Non-Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and anything else her mind thinks up. Yecheilyah has been writing since she was twelve years old and publishing since 2010. She studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies from Argosy University, Atlanta. She now lives in Dallas, GA, with her husband, where she writes and publishes full-time while attending the University of West Alabama online. She is currently working on her first Urban Fantasy Novel, The Women with Blue Eyes, to be released in late 2021.

(Curious about my blog name? Click Here to dig deeper into what PBS means and why I chose to keep it.)

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51 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,


    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.


  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.


  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!


  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…


  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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