|Talisha Harrison aka Tali Adina|
|Birth Name:||Talisha Harrison|
|Notable Work:||The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess Volume One College Days of Future Past, Kehila Magazine, Womanthology|
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Talisha Harrison (b. 1982) who also goes by her Jewish name Tali Adina is an aspiring comic book writer from Longwood, Florida.
Tali was born in Heilbronn, Germany to military parents and then moved to California when she was nine months. She grew up in a single-parent household with her younger sister and moved to Florida in 1990.
Growing up, Tali wrote stories, songs, and poems and has written over 400 hundred poems to date. When she was in fourth grade she published her first poem in her elementary schools newsletter called Mighty Warriors and she wrote a series of articles her senior year of high school in the Lake Mary High School's newspaper The Rampage. In 1998, Tali was also awarded third place for her essay in the MADD Poster/Essay contest. She was awarded the National History & Government Award in 1999, and the National Leadership & Service Award in 2000. Tali also took first place in her English IV Honors class for her satire "Ah the Joys of being a Racist!" She was also published in the SCW Poetry Award Chronicle for Seminole Community College (now Seminole State College) students. Another poem Puerto Rican Rhapsody was published in the University of South Florida's 2003-2004 edition of the Southern Griot. Her first poetry book entitled The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess Volume One College Days of Future Past was published in 2006 at her community college's print shop.
In 2000, she graduated high school and in 2003 graduated with honors from Seminole Community College. In December of 2006, Talisha graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, majoring in Liberal studies and a minor in Health Sciences.
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. 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.
Currently, Tali works as a Library Technical Assistant at her alma mater Seminole State College. She also the editor and creator of Kehila Magazine, an online quarterly magazine for Jews of Color and the creator of the blog Comicmaniacs. Tali also posts her thoughts and comic scripts on her tumblr blog The Diary of a Novice Comic Book Writer. She's also a contributor on WhyNotIndie.com & Fanboybuzz.com. Her first comic book script "Defect Light to Combat the Darkness" was accepted to the women-created comic book anthology Womanthology, 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 entitled "Don't Let the Light Go Out" and "June". She hopes to eventually become and editor and writer of comic books, magazines & newspapers.