Talisha Harrison


Talisha Harrison who also goes by Tali Adina is a writer from Longwood, Florida.

She has written over 500 hundred poems to date and has self-published five books and continues to write poems and stories that she hopes to publish in the future.

Tali was introduced to comics by watching a few kids play the X-Men arcade game at the ice skating rink that the summer camp she attended took her to. Her love of comics grew as she watched animated programs such as X-Men and Batman the Animated Series. After watching Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon, Tali fell in love not only with anime & manga, but also with the Japanese culture at large.

In 2010, Tali was a contributor to 4JewsOnly.com. After watching the Jewish Channel’s Jew of Color Roundtable, Tali became inspired to create a space for Jews of Color. Using the few resources she had available, Tali created Kehila Magazine, an online monthly magazine for Jews of Color in her bedroom. From 2010 to 2014, Tali was the sole staff member of the magazine. The magazine was mentioned in a 2010 Grio article and Tali was interviewed about the magazine by Jewcy.com and the G-D Project.

In 2012, her first comic book script “Defect Light to Combat the Darkness” was accepted to the women-created comic book anthology Womanthology: Heroic created by Renae De Liz. She was paired with artist Kelly Turnbull. She also wrote a one page story for the Womanthology Holiday PDF & Valentine’s Day special with artist Brenda Kirk titled “Don’t Let the Light Go Out” and “June”. In 2013 two of her stories were published in Grayhaven Comics’ The Gathering Comic All Women’s 2 and Crime anthologies.

That same year, Tali self-published two collections of poetry: The Unconsciousness of An Ethiopian Princess: College Days of Future Past, and The Unconsciousness Of An Ethiopian Princess: Attack On Love (Volume 2). 2014 saw the release of two more self-published works: Where My Imagination Takes Me: A Collection of Short Stories And Flash Fiction, and Poesy Rainbow: NaPoWriMo 2014. In August her short story “Uirusu” was published in the Apocalyptic Fiction issue of The Sirens Call eZine while her story “The Musical Mechanism” was featured in the Grayhaven Comics’ The Gathering Anthology Time Travel.

From 2012 to 2014, Tali contributed articles and news stories to Nerdshuttle.com, ComicsCrux.com, Talkingcomicbooks.com, ToonariPost.com, WhyNotIndie.com & Fanboybuzz.com and was formerly a marketer, assistant editor, and editor for Affinity Press from 2013 to 2014. Currently she is a news writer and creator of the column “Musings of a Blerd” on GonnaGeek.com, writes occasionally for Moviepilot.com, and is one of the creators and editors of the new pop culture blog Uncanny Pop.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As a little girl, I lived in Northern California for a few years and then we moved to Florida where I’ve lived for most of my life. I’ve had good and bad social interactions (mostly bad) of different kinds (racism, bullying, etc.), so you’ll see those experiences in my writing. I have some comic book stories that I’m working on that are set in the Central Florida area. Basically, the experiences that I’ve had, the things that I’ve read about or seen on the news, the conversations that I’ve had with people or that I’ve overheard, the neighborhood that I’ve lived in since I was in fourth grade (and desperately want to move out of), etc. All of these things good and bad leak into my writing in some way.
Describe your desk
My desk is a variety of different places:
At home my desk is my bed (since I don't have a desk).
At work when I'm not assistant patrons, I use my work desk.
My desk could be a chair that I'm sitting in while I’m waiting in the doctor’s office. For the most part, my desk is portable and available anywhere as long as I have a writing materials, otherwise I’ll write in my head and hold onto it until I can write it down.
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Where to find Talisha Harrison online

Where to buy in print


Little Collection of Horrors: A Collection of Horror Stories Flash and Short
Pre-release—available August 7, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,490. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Little Collection of Horrors is the first horror story collection from Miss Harrison. The collection features a total of 31 flash fiction and short story pieces featuring various creatures of the night inspired by traditional horror tales, West African myths and creatures, the lyrics of Courtney Love and Dead Man’s Bones, and the author’s imagination.
Musings of a Blerd: A 90s Girl Living in a Dystopian World
Pre-release—available June 30, 2015. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This fourth installment by Miss Harrison is a book filled with poetic musings from the author inspired by her thoughts, feelings, reflections, and life experiences. The theme of individuality and celebrating who you are runs throughout the volume. The book is divided into seven parts, touching upon multiple topics such as individuality, beauty, racism, injustice, feminism, being a nerd, etc.
April Showers Always Bring Musical Showers
Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This fourth book of poetry is the second volume of Miss Harrison’s NaPoWriMo series. Once again, each of the 30 poems were written each day during the month of April and are reactionary pieces inspired by the author's feelings, reflections, life experiences and the daily events that took place throughout the month. Like the previous year, each poem is meant to inspire the reader as well as reflect
Poesy Rainbow: NaPoWriMo 2014
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A new entry in her poetry collections, Poesy Rainbow is the result of Miss Harrison's participation during the month of April in NaPoWriMo 2014. Featured in this collection are thirty poems which were inspired by the author's thoughts, feelings, reflections, and life experiences. Each poem is meant to inspire the reader as well as reflect upon the world at large.
The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess Attack On Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
Attack on Love is the second volume of poetry in The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess series from author Talisha Harrison. She shares her interesting experiences with readers in the book. Inspired by her former crushes and boyfriends from when she was a kid till now, each poem reveals valuable lessons that Miss Harrison has learned about love.
The Unconsciousness of An Ethiopian Princess College Days of Future Past
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess College Days of Future Past is a wonderful collection of poetry from first time author Talisha Harrison. Inspired by her experiences during her undergraduate career, Talisha takes the reader through the different stages of college life in a funny, light-hearted but relating manner.

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