Last Updated 1/20/2023

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

Hi! Welcome to my blog! This page has been revised several times over the years, so some of the comments may refer to content no longer available. This is the most updated version to date. Please refer to the bio below from my website to learn more about me.


Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is a multi-award-winning author, book blogger, and poet who specializes in Black historical fiction and poetry. She is a native Chicagoan who grew up on the city’s south side. She has been writing since she was twelve years old and studied technical and professional writing at Chicago State University. She loves to travel, write poetry, and laugh until her stomach hurts. Yecheilyah lives in Atlanta with her husband and writes and publishes full-time, hoping that her work will contribute to the restoration of Black historical truth for the freedom of all people.

Yecheilyah can be found online at yecheilyahysrayl.com and @yecheilyah on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

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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!

    1. Yes ma’am, poetry’s my love, and thank you, my name is actually Hebrew for Yah Lives. Thanks for leaving a comment on the table & following my blog, explore on 🙂

  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.

  7. I really loved reading your blog. You are an inspiration and I hope to be like you one day.
    I love writing and I write from my soul as well. Hope to publish a book in near future. 🙂

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