The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Approach Writing Black Historical Fiction? | Ep. 116 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 15, 2022

Have you ever tried writing diverse characters and didn't know where to start? Or maybe you want to dive deeper into historical fiction?

This week, author Yecheilyah Ysrayl joins Rachel in discussing how to approach writing black historical fiction with plenty of tips, advice, and fun conversation. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is an Author, Book Blogger, and Poet from Chicago, Illinois. She studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies at Argosy University, Atlanta. Yecheilyah has been writing since she was twelve years old and has published fourteen books to date, including her 2019 Award-Winning Poetry Collection I am Soul. 

Ysrayl writes to empower the Black community and hopes her work will aid in the restoration of black historical truth. Though Poetry is her first love, she also writes Black Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Inspirational Nonfiction. 

When Yecheilyah's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She hopes to visit Accra, Ghana, and Cairo, Egypt, one day.

Yecheilyah now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband.

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