Alicia McCalla

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in Detroit, The United States
September 09





Member Since
December 2011


It took thirty years for Alicia to accept her calling as a writer of “unusual stories.” Always writing edgy tales that pushed the envelope. She learned to hide her violent, controversial, heart-pumping,and tragically romantic stories from family and friends.

Alicia writes for both new adults and adults with her brand of multicultural supernatural thrillers, urban fantasy, paranormal, and horror. Her stories always include strong women heroines who fight back, sometimes to the death.

Alicia’s influences include Octavia Butler, LA Banks, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs and Laurell K Hamilton.

Alicia is an activist in the movement towards diversifying Science fiction and Fantasy (#diversityinSFF). She created the first “State of Black Science Ficti

My Writer’s Life: Virtual MurderCon 2020

Author Alicia McCalla attends virtual MurderCon 2020.


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My Writer’s Life: Virtual MurderCon 2020

Author Alicia McCalla attends virtual MurderCon 2020.

" Yes very disturbing 😂

A.D. wrote: ""The serial killer is disturbing..." Just a little bit lol. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series:-)"
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This book went through the broad range of short fiction for authors. Very thorough and thoughtful. Good food for thought.
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I was riveted by this storyline and worried about the choice of the protagonist. Great read!
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I love this Dragon series. Amel is a well developed character and as a reader I’m riveted by her tenacity and perseverance.
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C. Michael Alicia, I'm excited to let you know that my collection of news satire, Bizarre News, was just published. I'd appreciate it if you checked it out and recommended it to your Goodreads friends.Bizarre News

Savannah Alicia, thank you for the friendship.

Steven Harbin Hi Alicia!
Thank you for the friend add,
Happy reading,
Steven Harbin

Valjeanne Jeffers Hey lady :)! Thanks for the add! Have an awesome weekend :)

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