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Pencils&Lipstick podcast

Oct 12, 2021

Alicia McCalla is an author of strong Black women heroines who aren't afraid to fight back. Alicia doesn't back down from edgy or controversial stories, but instead steps right into the fray. She gives her female protagonist difficult choices which can lead to death, but most certainly will lead to transformation.

She's also a merchandiser, learning to use her characters to draw in fans of her stories with clothing, totes, cups. I personally love that she listened to other creative entrepreneurs and incorporating their wisdom into her small business. There's no reason indie authors can't create their own merchandising line just like Disney, Marvel, DC Comics and others. 

Find out more about Alicia on her website. Her books here.

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