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Noelle Pierce is an Artistic Genius: Check Out My New Book Covers

Breaking FreeI am really excited about my new book covers. Noelle Pierce did an awesome job.  I believe she created that gritty image mixed with visual interest. I hope everyone enjoys her work. The three book covers together look like a work of art. They are telling XJ's story.  I've also included the animoto book trailer I created with Asante's song.

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Breaking Free Gets Creds from Authors Valjeanne Jeffers and Delaney Diamond

BreakingFree_AliciaMcCalla_435-680OMG! I love having amazing writer buds! Over the last two weeks, I've received positive support from two ladies that I respect and admire.  I can't thank either one of them enough for taking the time to offer advice, wisdom, and share their genius. But they've  done more by giving me some creds.

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Check out my Interview with Hildie McQueen on My Favorite Things

I'm so excited to be interviewed by Hildie McQueen today.  She asked about my five favorite things. Shout out to all my tea drinkers.  I also shared about my favorite restaurant.  Go check out the interview.

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Alicia McCalla Guest Blogs About Her Grandfather on Petit Fors and Hot Tamales

I'm the Guest Chef Today at Petit Fors and Hot Tamales. I'm talking about someone very near and dear to my heart, My Grandad. Some of you all may know about his recent diagnosis.  Please check out my guest blog.  I'll be donating part of my proceeds for Breaking Free to an association. Here's the […]

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Breaking Free Released Early on Amazon!

                                                                 Good things come early. I remember when my son, Asante McCalla, was born a month early.  This is just as exciting as that experience.  So I'm guessing that early is good for me.  I'm proud to announce that Breaking Free is now available in print and for immediate download on Amazon. No worries, the Barnes […]

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Check out my Guest Blog with Honestly YA about my First Interracial Romance Ending in Violence

This week I had the pleasure of guest blogging with Honestly YA.  I thoroughly enjoy this blog and the topics discussed.  My guest blog centers on my first interracial romance in high school and how it ended in embarrassment and violence. Stop by and leave a comment. Honestly YA Blog

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YA Indie Carnival: Read a Paragraph from Chapter 1 of Breaking Free by Alicia McCalla

Indie Carnival IconThis week the YA Indie Carnival topic is to post one paragraph of a current story or work in progress.  Here's an unedited paragraph from the beginning of Breaking Free. I want to introduce everyone to XJ Patterson. I hope she's tough enough to be a revolutionary leader. In the beginning, she's reluctant but she's still on a mission. 

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Check out the Book Cover for Alicia McCalla's Breaking Free: Book Launches February 2012

I'm so excited.  I've been fast at work on my rewrites and deep edits for my novel Breaking Free.  I'm also totally in love with the book cover from Graphic Designer Eithne Ni Anluain. She did a terrific job on XJ's book cover. It's exactly the image I had in mind.  I absolutely love the […]

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Breaking Free

Available in print and immediate download! What if your mom was abducted? What if the people who held her hostage wanted to erase her mind? Seventeen year old XJ Patterson is genetically enhanced. So is her revolutionary mother, Dorothy. CAGE, the Coalition to Assimilate Genetically Enhanced Persons, abducts Dorothy because she crossed the wrong person. XJ wants to […]

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