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.

It wasn’t until she joined a writing organization that she began to share her stories openly and take the plunge. 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 Fiction 2012″ blog tour, is an active member in the State of Black Science Fiction FaceBook group and has a ScoopIt page where she actively curates topics related to Afrofuturism, Black Science Fiction, Black Speculative fiction and Multicultural Science Fiction.

Alicia is a native Detroiter who currently resides in metro Atlanta.  She works as a media specialist or school librarian  in a local school district. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Her adult series mixes African-American women’s fiction with dark urban fantasy. Check out the African Elemental series.  Sign-up  on for free downloads, e-updates, sneak peeks, and coupons.

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Latest Interviews and Biographical Information:

IB Times Interview about Star Wars

Fantascize Featured Interview on the research behind Origins of an African Elemental

Twinjas Guest Interview on Black Speculative Fiction Month

Black Science Fiction Society Radio Interview

Creator Spotlight with Ced Pharoah

What’s My Writing Process?

State of Black SciFi 2014 Book Signing at Challenges Games & Comics

Paranormal Wednesday with Shonda Brock

Breaking Free is an Award Winner

Twinja Reviews Interview

Interview Conducted by University of Texas (San Antonio) Student

Smashwords Interview

Guest Post with Diverse Pages

Interview with Diverse Pages

Author Panel @ Dragon Con 2012

Interview from De lectura Obligada: Vuestro Magazine Literario

Interview with Smooth Drama on Blog Talk Radio

Guest Blog on my First Interracial Romance at Honestly YA

My Grandfather as the Inspiration Behind Breaking Free

Author Panel on Black Speculative Fiction at Happily Natural Day

YA Indie Interview with PJ Hoover

Alicia McCalla is a Journal Freak

My Interview with Hildie McQueen: Diamond Bullet Proof Dress 


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