Alicia Ellis's Blog
March 24, 2019
It’s been a while since I published, but here is incontrovertible PROOF that I’ve been busy writing. Among the projects I’m working on is this new Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy.
Thanks to Seedlings Design Studio for the amazing artwork.
Here’s the cover art for the first book, Good Luck and Bad Juju, followed by a book description. I hope you’re as excited as I am for its release!
One sister must die.
The others have to live with it.
Hoodoo. Conjure. Folk magic.
Whatever you call it—in Raven’s family, it kills one girl...
February 10, 2019
So it’s been over a month since I last posted. My bad.
You know how life gets in the way of things. Lately, my life has included a large influx of work at my day job… and a new puppy. So today, I come to you with puppy photos in hand, because nothing prompts forgiveness for absence better than cute pet pics or kid pics.
Basically, he’s super cute. And super sweet when he wants to be. But he also requires a good deal of attention with respect to house-training and play time, and I’m trying to find my...
December 31, 2018
For some people, the holidays are an amazing time for eating indulgent food and spending time with loving family. For other people, the holidays are hard.
Maybe you ended them feeling bad about yourself.
Quick reminder: you are enough.
As we start the countdown to the new year, a lot of you are making resolutions.
How will you be thinner, more productive, more of what all the ads tell you that you need to be?
You are enough.
You can choose, at any moment in time, to improve yourself. You don’t have to do it just because the Earth has...
December 19, 2018
So despite not being a little old lady, I wear hearing aids, because apparently my ears are defective. In other words, I’m a cyborg enhanced with advanced hearing technology.
Those of you who don’t think this makes me a cyborg are probably the same group who don’t think Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and you really need to rediscover your joy.
Okay, I admit that one has nothing to do with the other. But I just read this article about how 62% of people wrongly think that Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie, even thoug...
December 13, 2018
First of all, I promise that not all my blog posts will be NASA-inspired, but let’s face it: NASA is awesome. Space is awesome. We are all stuck to a giant rock circling a gianter fireball that is the center of one of billions of galaxies. So basically, there’s a lot to say.
Anyway, NASA reports that tonight is the annual Geminid meteor shower, and stargazers can watch meteors streak across the sky as they enter Earth’s atmosphere.
While you’re out there admiring the marvelous spectacle, rest assured that it is e...
December 2, 2018
On November 26, 2018, NASA’s Insight spacecraft landed on Mars, after over six months in transit. This is a photo that Insight transmitted back to us. Yes, that’s right. This is a photo of Mars:
It’s a fantasy of mine to set foot on Mars. I know it will never happen. Even if I get the opportunity, it will likely be a one-way trip, and I plan to die on this planet. So photos like these are the closest I’ll ever get.
I am in absolute awe.
But of course, my imagination runs wild with potential story ideas. What could...