Alisha Wells – Press Kit

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Name

In print, any of these variants of the authors name is acceptable: Alisha Wells, Wells, Alisha, or Mrs. Wells.

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After decades of writing privately for family, author/illustrator Alisha Wells, presents her first publication Being Beautiful: A Discovery of Self-worth. Copies can be found at heartfirebooks.com.

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Alisha Wells, author of Being Beautiful and the upcoming Out to Play, received her degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.  Prior to publishing, she volunteered extensively in her children’s elementary school. Alisha, an outdoor enthusiast, lives happily with her young family in Michigan.  Visit her online at heartfirebooks.com/authors/alishawells.

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Alisha Wells is the author and illustrator of children’s literature Being Beautiful: A Discovery of Self-Worth, and upcoming Out to Play.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, focusing on history, english, and anthropology.  Although she is not a classically trained artist, Alisha takes particular joy creating illustrations to convey her stories for readers of all ages. Alisha is a passionate advocate for libraries and promoting literacy, and is often found volunteering at her local elementary school. She lives in Michigan happily with her husband and their four children.  Look for her work at heartfirebooks.com/authors/alishawells.

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Alisha Wells is the debuting author and illustrator of children’s literature Being Beautiful: A Discovery of Self-Worth, a revisiting of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of the Ugly Duckling.  Alisha has been creating stories for her family for decades, and is now ready to share those works with the public.  Look for her upcoming books Out to Play and The Lesson in the spring of 2020.

Alisha loved her time at the University of Michigan-Flint, where her degree focused on history, english, and anthropology.  Although she is not a classically trained artist, Alisha takes particular joy creating illustrations to convey her stories for readers of all ages.

Alisha is a passionate advocate for libraries and promoting literacy, and is often found volunteering at her local elementary school.

She currently resides happily in Michigan with her husband Chris and their four children.  Look for her work at heartfirebooks.com/authors/alishawells.

Long form bio

Alisha Wells is the author and illustrator of the newly released children’s story Being Beautiful: A Discovery of Self-Worth.  Alisha revisits the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of the Ugly Duckling, and modernizes the message for this generation of youth.  Alisha has been creating stories for her family for decades, and is now sharing those works publicly. Her publishing house, Heartfire Books, is working diligently to keep up with her publishing/ release ambitions.  Look for her upcoming books Out to Play and The Lesson in the spring of 2020.

Alisha loved her time as an undergrad student at the University of Michigan-Flint.  She entered school to become an elementary school teacher in 2000. While teaching is still a passion, it was in her anthropology classes that her studies came to life.  Alisha immersed herself in exploring the rich diversity of the world. In her studies, she discovered that everyone has a story they want to share. Writing has allowed her to combine the thrill of teaching and the discovery/empowerment of anthropology.

Although she is not a classically trained artist, Wells a takes particular satisfaction creating illustrations to convey her stories for readers of all ages. From pencil sketches to digital renditions, Wells has utilized many formats to edify her writing efforts.

Alisha is a passionate advocate for libraries and promoting literacy, and is often found volunteering at her local elementary school. Reading was a large aspect of her childhood, and she would like all children to be given the same advantage.

Wells currently resides happily in Michigan with her husband Chris and their four children.  Alisha can often be found outside either in her gardens or on a hike, discovering inspiration for her next book. Look for her work at heartfirebooks.com/authors/alishawells.