I am Soul is a collection of poetry and prose focused on the experiences of Blacks in America, Black women, healing, and all things soul.
When seventeen-year-old Nora White successfully graduates High School in 1922 Mississippi and is College-bound, everyone is overjoyed and excited. Everyone except Nora. She dreams of Harlem, Cotton Clubs, Fancy Dresses, and Langston Hughes. For years, she's sat under Mr. Oak, the big oak tree on the plush green grass of her families five acres, and daydreamed of The Black Mecca. The ambitious, young Nora is fascinated by the prospect of being a famous writer in The Harlem Renaissance and decides she doesn't want to go to College. Despite her parent's staunch protest, Nora finds herself in Jacobsville, New York, a small town forty-five minutes outside of Harlem.
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 for over ten years and has Independently Published twelve books including three novels, four novellas, one screenplay and four collections of poetry. She is a member of A Writers Path Writer's Club, founder of Literary Korner Publishing and The PBS Blog, where she has reviewed over 30 books by Independent Authors and interviewed over 30 authors. Sharing poetry and writing tips for Self-Publishers her popular blog has been named among Reedsy's Best Book Review Blogs of 2017 and 2018. When she's not writing, Yecheilyah is teaching, studying, and spending time with her lovely family. Learn more at https://www.yecheilyahysrayl.com/