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BOOSTING COPING SKILLS THROUGH STORYTELLING

Writer Alycia Rene Wright Promotes Kindness and Tolerance through Her Books


Author Alycia Rene Wright is a unique individual who has a vested interest in the development of a healthy psyche in adolescents and children. She is a Registered Nurse by profession and has been in behavioral health since her career began over twenty years ago.

Writing had become her passion since she was a child trying to cope and make sense of the world around her. As she aged, she learned that some basic coping and dealing skills were missing in her life. Many of her poems and stories were dark, dim and uniquely unusual. As time passed, she lived life and adopted a specialty career.


It then became apparent that she was not the only child who had a troubling upbringing. This gave way to her desire to teach children by way of storytelling.


One of her books, called The Skin I Am In, is a true story of her personal view of growing up in the sixties.



What inspired you to write this book?


As a child, I had issues that were difficult to discuss, thereby suffering my young school years in torment.


Can you tell me about the book?


This story is narrated by a beautiful black girl in middle-school.


Was the character inspired by a real person?


Myself.


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Where do you get your ideas?


Unfortunately, the story tells of real experiences.


What is your writing process like?


My writing in prose seems to be a gift. A situation may spur an idea which I may compute or conceptualize into a story.


What advice do you have for writers?


Writing is an experience like no other. It has become a way to be introduced to all my life experiences and has given me access to volumes of words and experiences buried within the recesses of my mind.


Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?


I have three series of children's picture books to date. Lessons: The Key of Life Series delves into current-day issues a child may face. The aforementioned book comes from that series. Others are A Journey Home: Teaching a Child About the Loss of a Loved One and Me Too. Alphabet Soup Animal Series. This last one is geared toward creating a set of encyclopedias for ages between toddlers and first graders. A book published in this series to date which is very popular is Callie Polly-Oli Cow. There’s also a book scheduled to be released early next year by Metro Films of Los Angeles. It is called Larry the Llama!



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Site: Strawberry Lane Publishing (author's website)

TW: wrightlish


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