About

Last Updated 11/13/2022

| 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.

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Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is the author of the award-winning poetry collection I am SoulThe Stella Trilogy, and The Women with Blue Eyes: Rise of the Fallen, among many others. An author, book blogger, and poet, specializing in Black Historical Fiction and Poetry, she has been writing since she was twelve years old and has published fourteen books to date. A Chicago native, she is a lover of travel, red wine, and laughing until her stomach hurts. Currently residing in the Atlanta area with her husband, she hopes to visit Accra, Ghana, and Cairo, Egypt, one day. Her exciting work in progress, Black History Facts You Didn’t Learn in School, is pending release in 2023. You can visit Yecheilyah online at yecheilyahysrayl.com.

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51 thoughts on “About”

  1. I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award, which recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Thank you for showing excellence in your writing. I continue to learn from your excellent example. Colleen, from http://silverthreading.com

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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