The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), is a self-published, romantic-suspense author. She best describes herself as a Creator. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that creatives can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.
Why The Blakk Dahlia?
"The Blakk Dahlia" is a “pen name” inspired by the true story of "The Black Dahlia" (high profile Hollywood murder victim). The mystery of her brutal death was her claim to fame. However, the public knows little of her REAL story. She had dreams, desires, and goals; working towards achieving them until her life was taken. There were speculations of her life before that brutal day which will always have missing pieces of the puzzle. But only she knew, and unfortunately, she was not able to tell her story. No matter the story of where the winding road of life was leading her, The Black Dahlia died full of dreams.
This had me thinking, what if I complete my life full. With the adaptation of the name, I decided to live and tell my story. In this story, it entails risk-taking, dreams, mistakes, and the unexpected journey in between. Sprinkled with the fun stuff that allows me to enjoy the ride along the way. Inside THIS Blakk Dahlia, the mystery will be solved.
Author Spotlight | Read It Black to Me
I’ve recently been featured as an “Author Spotlight” for Read It Black to Me. This platform was created to talk about all things Black as they relate to writing, books, and the publishing industry — both traditional and independent.
In the interview, I talk about my latest published book, “The Perfect Sin” and what I think about having creative control over my writing.
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