April is…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as National Poetry Month. We’d love for you to join us at a few online worldwide Facebook events. Don’t forget to immerse yourself in the words! *Keep scrolling for the real fun!
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Check out these books & online events…
Angel Eyes: A Collective Memoir of Child Sexual Abuse— A collection of stories told by women from 25 to 65, some are told here, anonymously, for the very first time. Child sexual abuse is real, but not incurable. Help end the cycle now with your purchase of Angel Eyes. *Hardback, compilation of partial memoirs, compiled by Katandra Shanel Jackson. http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books
FreedomInk Presents Poetic Meter & Random Prose— Random words joined together for purpose is the aim, telling of joy and of pain, to uplift and inspire. Listen as these poets share their innermost thoughts. Poetic Meter & Random Prose, a FreedomInk publication. *Hardback with dust jacket, poetry anthology. http://www.freedomiink365.com/the_books
Happy April
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The STRUT is P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L

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Y’all know me. Author. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing. Avid reader. Literary Philanthropist. I’m all about the words. What then is the one word I’d use to describe the 2015 Strut Awards? P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L. There was an abundance of beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated women. Women that are serious about elevating themselves and others. This came as no surprise to me. Although I have missed the past two annual events, I was fortunate to participate as an award recipient via the very first ceremony. Since then, each year that has gone by, some member of FreedomInk Publishing or the company itself, has been recognized for the literary efforts we’re putting forth in the world.

Dr. Darcova Triplett, the Mistress of Strut, is the mastHERmind behind the Strut movement. The motto: To walk in our purpose, on purpose, with confidence, competence and conviction.

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Dr. Darcova Triplett

Darcova is a Woman that exudes the very essence of the motto and she openly embraces the embodiment of the motto’s foundation when she recognizes the drive and determination in other women! FreedomInk Author, Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White, received an award for her literary awesomeness and for her strides in liberating women worldwide, sexually and vocally! Kudos to Phoenix on this award well deserved. Thank you Darcova for once again for offering FreedomInk that extended platform. Authors are a quirky bunch, but we are proudly doing our part to change the world through our fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

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Kat and Phoenix

I personally was proud to be amongst so many amazing individuals. FreedomInk Publishing was a 2015 Strut Vendor. Several of the Authors attended the event and represented the company well. Thanks to Trinettte Collier, Dawn Miller, Mellie Miller and Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White for standing with me! And a super duper shout out to my husband. Jeremy, thank you for holding down the fort when the Authors dispersed and I made my way through the room, networking and mingling and supporting other vendors. You too are #TeamFreedomInk. Yes my Team is the best and as for Strut…

CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally & husband, Jeremy C. Nunnally. 2015 Strut Awards.
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally & husband, Jeremy C. Nunnally. 2015 Strut Awards.

Darcova, I’m already making plans for the 2016 ceremonies and festivities. I know you’re gonna step it up another notch and the next Strut event will be even more P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!

Y’all check out ‘Anybody’s Somebody’ by Phoenix, as well as the Author’s 2nd urban, erotic fiction, ‘Teach Me’. Both books are available now wherever amazing books are sold! http://freedomink365.com/the_books

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Enjoy the photos from this year’s event!!

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The true story of one woman’s struggle against domestic abuse…

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FreedomInk Publishing proudly presents Dawn Miller​’s debut title… Darkness Before the Dawn.

Born under the light of the rising sun, I was named after the beauty of the new day. Later to be given the moniker of Desert Rose, it all fit together. Born as the sun rose over the desert, a place that only comes to life after the storms, at a time of day that is most beautiful, only after the darkest hours. This is me. For my life became the darkness of abuse, neglect, the total removal of all that was light in my life; the end only coming as the strength and beauty of the light returned, removing the darkness that engulfed the hours before the dawn. {Keep scrolling to read my review}

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*My review: I gotta tell you. This book ain’t no easy read. Great writing pulls you in, holds you captive and renders you helpless to every emotion penned! Darkness Before the Dawn reveals so many of the pains that most would be too ashamed to admit, too embarrassed. I applaud Dawn for writing such a deeply disturbing yet beautiful book. I implore the world to read this book. The scars of another carry the possibility to save us all. Just my little ol’ opinion

Available wherever amazing books are sold.

 Amazon… http://amzn.com/0989678636
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Books-A-Million… http://bit.ly/1v67PjK

Check out this book and all the other amazing titles published by FreedomInk Publishing.

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All books available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and wherever super awesome books are sold!

To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

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The open topic for discussion at the dinner table tonight, will not be the base of a new conversation. We’ve been talking about it for months. August 15, 2014, I married the most amazing man ever. He does not complete me, only I can do that… What he does is something even more spectacular. He compliments me! We make a great team. It’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to share every aspect of my life with him. That includes domicile dwellings. Living areas. A home. A few days before Jeremy and I said, “I do.” we officially became ‘a couple under one roof’. The three bedroom, one bath was already pretty quaint. The space became even cozier with the new addition to our foursome; myself and three children. We soon set off on a mission to find more space. We needed it. Badly. We were practically on top of each other in the room we now shared. Not that I was complaining or anything. But our belongings were busting through the seams of our former (tiny) house. Not quite a full month into this newly married life and we found a larger place. Four bedrooms, two full baths. From one rental to another, however, the new landlord gave us all the information needed, if we should choose to buy. Well we’ve settled into a nice little renter’s groove. I think it happens like that a lot. Just rolling along. Renting happily until one day you realize that the house you’ve made a home is truly not your own. Yep. That realization will hit’cha like a ton of bricks. So we’re discussing the possibility and probability of becoming land/home owners. The idea of it all has me tickled pink. Now the question is, do we buy?

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Confession. I cry when I read.

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Confession! Something I’ve never told anyone till this very moment. I get extremely emotional when I read. The fact that I’m able to pick up any book, string letters-vowels-consonants and make totally coherent and comprehended words is enough to drive me to tears. And sometimes it does! I’m up this morning counting my blessings and the generations before me… If I give 20 years to 8 generations of women before me, to begin bearing children… (There are exactly 20 years between my eldest daughter and myself) 20 years x 8 generations = 160 years. Slavery ended 150 years ago this year. That would place my great great great great great great (6) grandmother in the belly of the beast. Involuntary servitude. Slavery in the Americas. Land of the free… I can’t begin to fathom the life that my 6th generation great grandmother lived {the first two generations counted consist of my mother and my grandmother}. Slavery has since been rectified, abolished and the 13th Amendment is in place amongst the Constitution. Still, growing up and living in the South, I can imagine the pain of a people who toiled the land, mere mules. Owned. Flesh property. Allowed no free liberties. And here I am, 150 years later… Reading! And the sheer thought of it all usually leaves me crying between chapters. On another note, I have a deepened sense of respect for my husband’s parents who attended high school during trying times as well. Exactly how many years of segregation stretched beyond the abolition of slavery? So although a people are free, they are less than equal! Makeshift schools, inferior educations, harsh learning environments and hand me down literature. Nothing pleases me more than walking into an establishment and purchasing a brand new book! My love of reading stems beyond words! So I cry when I read…

CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally
http://www.freedomink365.com/about_the_author

Christmas Tree All Year

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Earlier today I was considering leaving the tree up all year long. Take the Christmas ornaments down and deck the tree with hearts and red ribbons and Valentine’s Day cards to my beloveds! Shamrocks and emerald beads for St. Patrick’s Day. Easter, Mother”s Day, Father’s Day, family birthdays, literary observances, All Hallow’s Eve, Thanksgiving and Christmas again. What’cha think? Personally I love the idea… And I truly don’t feel like disassembling this darn tree! When did yours come down? I’ll be certain to blog and share the year long experience This was the thought that greeted my day!

Well several hours have passed since the initial consideration. Morning and afternoon have subsided. Evening settled in and of course night crept upon us like a thief! I didn’t want to make a decision without the ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ of my amazing husband. The dinner dishes have been cleared. What a perfect time to run this idea by him….

Sweet! He’s in. I tell ya I do love this man. He’s excited to see the transformation of our little Christmas tree as 2015 unfolds. I will be keeping the world abreast of all things ‘Christmas Tree All Year’ via my blog. Now I’m off to scout red ribbons, diecut white hearts and guess what… The pink lights are perfect! Happy January World!

CEO at FreedomInk Publishing & Keeper of the tree ;-),

Katandra Jackson Nunnally http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books

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I F-ing Adore Quilts Too

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In between writing and typing and editing and publishing and promoting the works of FreedomInk Publishing, I quilt my little heart out! Don’t believe me? See for yourself… https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10204284109043701&type=1&l=213badc6a0 {Follow link for quilt photos & price list}

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I quilt throws and blankets. My favorite blankies to make are baby & toddler. So cute. I hate to place that ‘For Sale’ sticker on each. But I do love to make them. Each quilt is a special request. Each special request is unique to its new Owner. From the smaller sized quilts to the larger sized ones. My biggest blankie project to date has been of a King sized proportion. It took me about 2 weeks to create on my simple sewing machine. By the way, I’d love to learn to quilt by hand. I’m sure that I can, it just would take forever. Which reminds me, I sooooo want a new sewing machine. An embroidery machine to be exact! Yep. I’d be a bad girl with one of those in my arsenal. But until then, me and my Brother LS-2125 will continue to create together. I’d love to compose a quilt for YOU! Quilts are keepsakes. They make great 1st baby’s blankie. A super babyshower gift. An awesome addition to any living space. Do you F-ing adore quilts too? I most certainly do! Please share a quilt story in the comments below. Thanks… ~Kat. (CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally)

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