Last Updated 1/30/19

Short Bio.

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 which means Yah Lives. Yah being the name for the most high.

I am a thinker sitting quietly in the corner reading a book, listening, or observing the people and space around me. I enjoy laughing, movie nights, good conversation and wine. In short, I seek to provoke thought among the limited ways we tend to think and feel, and to inspire others the same as others have inspired me.

Longer Bio.

Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) is an Author, Poet, and Book Blogger. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in Georgia and has been writing and publishing her own books for over ten years. She is a member of A Writers Path Writer’s Club, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and founder of Literary Korner Publishing and The PBS Blog. Sharing Book Reviews and writing tips for Independent Publishers, Yecheilyah’s blog has been named among Reedsy’s Best Book Review Blogs of 2017, 2018, and 2019. When she’s not writing, Yecheilyah is teaching, studying, and spending time with her lovely family. Learn more at yecheilyahysrayl.com.

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. Of course, 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.

– Yecheilyah


Why My Blog Name is “Weird”

PBS Blog is short for Pearls Before Swine and is a term that comes from Matthew 7:6 of the bible but that’s not why I chose this title for my blog. I chose this title because when I started this blog in 2014, I had just published a book by the same name. I didn’t know what this blog would become much less put thought into changing the title to something that sounded more “writerly.”

In the end, I just decided to keep it despite how “odd” it sounds. I am a bible believer anyway and I also love to write symbolically, objectively, and metaphorically; being able to compare objects or use them as symbols to stand-in for a deeper meaning. There is always something hidden below the surface and my blog name reflects that.

In the context of this blog, Pearls symbolizes the truth and Swine symbolizes the lie and I’d always rather have truth over lies, i.e. Pearls Before Swine. I will never force anyone to accept the truth or “cast my pearls before swine.”

Pearls Before Swine is my personal constant reminder to always show love, not to judge unrighteously, and to never compromise my integrity.

The Tagline

“Because Truth is Stranger Than Fiction”

“Truth is Stranger Than Fiction” isn’t just a fancy tag line put together by a writer of fiction; not something I dug up between the inspirations of Mark Twain. What it seeks to communicate is the notion that nothing we can create can be as unusual as what we are bound to find in real life, and speaks metaphorically of the unsettling realness of truth. The “strangeness” of reality. You think something is weird until you find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I notice that one of the most interesting ways that people learn is by way of symbols because it appeals to the subconscious mind, and I enjoy incorporating this into my writing.

Mission, Purpose Goal

My mission for the existence of this blog is to spread truth by way of the written word and spoken word, to include, but not limited by:

    • Poetry
    • Articles
    • Creative Writing
    • Indie Author / Self-Publishing Tips
    • Inspirational Quotes
    • Biblical Analysis
    • History
    • Blog Tips
    • Music.

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.”

-Matthew 7:6

Fair Use

Any and all images on this blog not belonging to the author, such as Google Images, are rarely used. Those that are used are strictly for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted images from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

All Rights Reserved

This work is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. Copyright©Yecheilyah Ysrayl and The PBS Blog at thepbsblog.com, circa 2014 to 2017. All rights reserved.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts, links, and reblogs may be used, if full and clear credit is given to Yecheilyah Ysrayl and The PBS Blog at thepbsblog.com with appropriate links or mentions to the original content.

Articles used on this blog with the exception of featured articles and re-blogged posts, are the original work of Yecheilyah Ysrayl. Permission is granted to re-blog. However, stealing, aka copying and pasting my words and presenting it as your own is illegal. Please don’t plagiarize. You will get caught. Give credit where credit is due. All Rights Reserved.


48 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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