About Me

Hi there, it’s nice to meet you.

I’m Alicen (Al-i-sin), not Allie, Ali, Al or any other variant of Alicen. Just Alicen.

I hate talking about myself but here’s a short bio…

I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1985 with Spina Bifida. My mother had no clue I would be disabled when I was born.

My first 21 years were spent in Louisiana. I hated almost everything about it. I’m not really a negative person, but there were things that happened to me that no kid should ever have to experience or hear.

When I was 21, I moved to Dallas by no choice of my own. I’ve been here ever since. I don’t think of Dallas as home and I never will. As screwed up as Louisiana was it will always be my home and I’ll always have a place in my heart for it.

Last year I started this blog with the intention of opening my own editing business and doing book reviews for independent authors. All of that came to a stand still at the end of the year when my life came to a screeching halt. I was diagnosed with a brain condition that there is no cure for. Three months after that I had brain surgery. My life will never be the same.

I’ve been in Dallas 8 years now. My life is nothing like it used to be and I know it’ll never be as simple as it was again. Some might say my life is in pieces, I say those pieces will find their place again eventually.

For now I am figuring out just what my new normal is. I’m still writing my books (one is a YA fiction, the other an autobiography). I revamped my blog because writing is my love and I’ve really missed not being able to do it. I’m going to make my site about my life, my books, some reviews and just whatever I feel like posting about. As the title says, this site is just me….just Alicen…

Thank you for taking this journey with me and remember “Giving Up Is Not An Option”.

6 Responses to About Me

  1. Hi Alicen,
    I like your attitude towards life, especially your last words, “Giving Up Is Not An Option.”
    If you still review books, I would be delighted and honoured if you would read and review my book, “Song of the Koel,” by Geetha Patel.
    Since I could not find the “Submission Guidelines,” could you please tell me if I can send you a copy? Thank you very much. Gertrude (Geetha)

  2. Thank you very much, Alicen. I’ll send the synopsis of my book at once. Gertrude

  3. Ray says:

    Your stories inspires for real. I hope you’re still in the book editing business? I will send my book’s synopsis to the email you gave above for review. Thanks.

  4. milliethom says:

    Hello Alicen,
    Your really positive attitude to life is an inspiration to us all, and I hope you do manage to find your ‘normal’. As I live in the UK, I confess to knowing very little about Louisiana, other than it being one of the states in the ‘Deep South’. But I know too well the feeling of longing to return to the place you still consider to be home. I’m very much older than you are and still have that ache now and then.
    I, too, would like to request a book review, if you’re still open to them. Like Gertrude, above, I can’t find any submission guidelines. Do you request a link to the book along with a synopsis?
    Keep smiling. Millie Thom – pen name)

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