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Alicia Delory

Bestselling Author | TEDx Speaker | Ghostwriter | Content Strategist | MFA

Welcome! I'm Alicia, TEDx speaker, writer, and editor, with over 15 years of experience. Whether you're dreaming of your own book or need a pen-for-hire, I'm here to tell a damn good story. 

I'm so glad you're here.

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Something is Better Than Nothing

Something is Better Than Nothing

*Named an Editor's Choice Featured New Release by BookBub!*
*Amazon Best-Seller and #1 NEW RELEASE in Military Families*


In her debut memoir,  Alicia Delory weaves her account of her Army husband's return from Afghanistan with scenes from her experience as the daughter of an alcoholic.  Through vignettes of both past and present, Delory takes the reader on a  journey as she learns to cope with a husband gripped by PTSD and a father succumbing to addiction. 


" affecting and bravely confessional work.  A moving recollection of love for the wounded and its frustrations."

Kirkus Reviews

"A moving memoir about strength, perseverance, and love: When Alicia Delory’s husband returned from Afghanistan with severe PTSD, her family set out on a complex and tumultuous journey towards healing and triumph."


"This stunning memoir relates a rarely heard account of a wife surviving her army husband's return from Afghanistan with severe PTSD. Their story of perseverance, anger, violence, and a yearning for understanding, are interspersed with gripping scenes from Delory's diffcult childhood. Told with searing frankness, dark humor, and penetrating insight, here is a riveting true story of how fierce honesty and enduring love can heal immeasurable challenges."

Eugenia Kim, author of The Kinship of Secrets


 "I dare you to open Alicia Delory's 'Something is Better than Nothing' and then try to put it down. This is a page-turning narrative that exposes physical and emotional shrapnel, relayed with unflinching and poetic honesty. Through her woven reflection on loving a veteran and mourning the loss of her father, Delory attains a rare and sharp beauty, laced with humor and hard-won wisdom."

Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

"Alicia Delory bleeds through the page in this stunning, emotional memoir. She does so effortlessly, without seeking pity or needing to apologize. What she creates is a blunt, honest, and at times heart-wrenching look at millennial marriage."

Reuben "Tihi" Hayslett, author of Dark Corners, BEST of 2019

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