Elicia M. Seawell started out as a freelance graphic artist and fell in love with writing when she began her work in the newspaper industry. After long sleepless nights, she found writing as a way to combat her insomnia however most of her characters were developed while standing in the frozen food section deciding on ice cream. She is the author of "Peach River Acres" and "The Tarot Diaries" series, both being released by Rebel Ink Press. She is also the author of the self-published YA novella, "Shadows: The Story of the Kayouta." Elicia is currently studying Behavioral Analysis/Psychology and is married to Michael Seawell. She has three children: Brandon, Rachel and Greta, all of Darlington, SC. She was also born in Darlington, SC and currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
Shadows features Nadia Green, the teen-aged granddaughter of Ellen Walker, a Cherokee Nation Elder in the mountains of North Carolina. Nadia has no idea how far back her roots go with the Cherokee people but she soon learns after her grandmother dies and leaves the cabin to Nadia and her parents. She meets Andrew Swimmer and his father Tsali and soon after her life takes a dramatic turn. She comes face to face with the animals in her dreams and learns about the underlying betrayal that has taken place on the Reservation.
Will Nadia be able to continue her grandmother’s work to uncover the truth or will her days be numbered as her new found “pack” of friends work to keep her safe? Will she be able to embrace her heritage and be the hero her boyfriend knows she can be, or will she fall victim to the viciousness of the secrets that haunt the Reservation?