Multifaceted Jewel Recipient Keith Kareem Williams

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Brooklyn New York Native, Keith Kareem Williams is FreedomInk’s 2014 Hidden Gems Multifaceted Jewel Recipient!

Keith Kareem Williams is the author of 8 books & currently working on his 9th. He still resides in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York where he delicately balances his time between his responsibilities as a single father as well as the challenges of being a full-time author. “In interviews, one of the most difficult questions I’ve been asked is, ‘What genre are your novels?’ because honestly, I never write with any particular style in mind. I enjoy blending styles and mashing different genres together in interesting ways. Basically, I pen whatever is in my heart and soul. However, if I had to describe my style I would use musical terms and say that I write Urban, Hip-Hop, fiction with the rhythm of Reggae that crashed into Heavy Metal and then began to bleed Neo Soul.”

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Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls by Keith Kareem Williams
Amazon http://amzn.com/1478321458  

Connect with the Author.
Twitter @ReemAfterDark
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keithkareemwilliams
Blog http://thegullygodchronicles.blogspot.com/

Hidden Gems 2014 Multifaceted Jewel Recipient www.freedomink365.com/hidden_gems 

*About the Hidden Gems Multifaceted Jewel Recognition. Every year, I set out to read a plethora of books! Of those books, one title and one Author usually stands out from the crowd. Their passion is undeniable, their zest, their drive is contagious. Their drive makes me want to be a better person, Author, CEO. I watch for these individuals. They are out there in the book world. Writing, communicating with their fans, traveling with their books, getting the word out there and encouraging us all to read more. Congratulations again to Keith Kareem Williams! Onward & upward in 2015 Sir!

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What is the most memorable and/or life-altering book you read this year?

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If only we each could be so lucky as to discover a book that has the profound ability to change the way we view the world. Each year I set a goal of how many books I’d like to read. And of those books, I’m always delighted when I encounter a book that literally shakes my foundation. I’ve read over a dozen books this year. Perhaps not a large feat to some and for others, this is a monumental thing. As always I’ve left my reviews and I’ve even had the delightful joy of meeting some pretty amazing Authors along the way… Christopher John Farley, Alisa Kwitney, even Anne Rice took the time to reply! The book that I read this year that shook my world? It’s such a tough decision that I couldn’t decide on just one, so I selected two…

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‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne http://amzn.com/1582701709 opened my eyes to a world with limitless possibility. Imagine just how your life will change once you realize that anything is possible for those that believe. The power of attraction is a very real thing. Think positive thoughts and great things will happen.

‘One Word that will change your life’ by Jon Gordon et. al. http://amzn.com/1118809424 will do just that. It WILL change your life. The book teaches the reader that each individual has the power to change his or her own life with just one word. The word I chose and focused on throughout 2014 was ‘Push’. I kept this word at the forefront of everything I did. In my personal life as well as my professional life. I pushed my children to do better in school. I pushed myself to love me first and foremost. I pushed the Authors of FreedomInk and I pushed me. In doing so I was able to publish 7 books this year. 3 titles of which I penned. This one word attitude is one that I plan to take into the new year with me. Nevermind the New Year’s Resolution. What one word will you choose to focus on in 2015? Leave your comment via this blog post. I want to hear from you!

 Take a look at the books I read this year via my Goodreads Challenge https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/1183409  

Email the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing. We’d like to know what life altering book you read in 2014. katandra@freedomink365.com 

I recently asked the Authors of FreedomInk to reveal the book that they read this year that was the most memorable and/or life altering. Dawn Miller, Author of Darkness Before the Dawn states that all of the books she has read this year have touched her in a most profound way. Kenny L. Mitchell, Author of The Loves Me Not Trilogy and the Creator of The Askari Sisterhood read FreedomInk title, Angel Eyes: A Collective Memoir of Child Sexual Abuse, for a second time and commends the Author on her bravery in composing and compiling such harsh truths. When ‘Woman on Fire’ Author, Trinette Collier was asked what book was the most memorable and life altering that she has read this year, she responded, “Serita Ann Jakes’ The Princess Within, Restoring the Soul of A Woman. It showed me how valuable my life is and the importance of being a woman and a vessel for God. It gave me the courage to accept all of me, physically as well as spiritually!”

Introducing MOJO For Sale: The Art of Encouraging One’s Self by Katandra Jackson Nunnally. The book is the Author’s 5th published book to date. The book was just recently named as one of The Top 50 Non Fiction Titles of 2014 by Cyrus Webb at Conversation’s Magazine! http://cyruswebbpresents.blogspot.com/2014/11/cyrus-webb-presents-top-50-non-fiction.html Own the book… http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books

 

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Indie Bookseller Needs YOUR Help

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Those that know me best know that I’m always going on and on about books! My lifelong dream is coming true. I’ve written books. I’ve published books. Now I’ve been given the opportunity to house the books I love. Dezires Boutique  has invited FreedomInk Publishing to share physical location space with them. The  building is being furnished. Two bookcases have been sanctioned just for me. Now to fill them up! That’s where you, the residents of the World come in! I need your help… I got my arms outstretched. My hands out. My palms face up & wide open. I need so that I can give back. I’m on a mission and all I really want is for the world to read! I am a firm believer that the cornerstone of the community should be books. It’s where children learn to test the bounds of their imagination. Lost inside of a fantasy fictional world. Those children grow into adults that know that all things are possible. But when is it ever a good time to ask for support? http://www.gofundme.com/hkmzao

Oh boy! The materialization of Hidden Gems (FreedomInk’s bookstore) is finally happening but I must have inventory… a.k.a BOOKS! Please donate to this worthy endeavor. Thanks in advance. P.S I’m also looking for Authors to donate 2 autographed books to P O Box 1093 Reidsville Georgia 30453 Thanks y’all. Hidden Gems at Dezires is coming. Help me fill up these shelves. Thanks.
~Kat. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing http://www.freedomink365.com/hidden_gems

Tis the season for giving & holiday cheer. Thanks in advance to all those donating monetary contributions, autographed books, the gift of their time by sharing this fundraiser & those that support with all their heart. Thank you!

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Conversations Book Club Top 100 books of 2014

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MOJO For Sale: The Art of Encouraging One’s Self made the list. Silence. Initial awe and shock. Gasp as the news settles in. This is major! FreedomInk has made the list in previous years. 2013 saw FreedomInk Author, Kenny L. Mitchell and The Loves Me Not Trilogy. The Top 100 of 2012 featured Tony’s Tiffany by former FreedomInk Author, John Mobley and FreedomInk Author, Ramona Jones’ debut compilation of poetry, Life & Love Through My Eyes. I am honored to finally have joined the Authors of FreedomInk via this most elite roster of literary delights! Joining their ranks has made me glad of the decision to balance more carefully my responsibility as the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing alongside the continuous pursuit of being an author. MOJO is my 6th published book. It’s release into the world has me believing firmly that Best Selling Authors write Best Selling Books. It is a rare thing for an Author to become an overnight success. They understand that in order to truly claim this passion as a career, one must write A LOT! I’m constantly writing. In fact, I do it everyday. Filling up notebooks weekly. I’m a firm believer of fine tuning my literary skills. With that said, I’m gonna keep writing. Thanks Cyrus for recognizing my Author efforts in MOJO! That which I pen prayerfully just keeps getting better. Conversations Book Club Top 100 books of 2014 is just the beginning. Look out New York Times BestSeller list. Make room for me…. I’m on my way. P.S. Congrats to every Author, title & Publishing house that made the list this year and in prior years! Keep writing!

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It’s Almost My 35th Birthday & 35 Books That Have Had an Impact On My Life In Some Way

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It’s a little past midnight. That technically means that it is officially November 13th and tomorrow is my 35th ScorpDay. I’m counting my blessings. Wondering if I can name at least 35 things that I am thankful for. Of course I can. Some things are commonplace… I’m thankful for my family, my husband, my children. I’m thankful for living to see the day before my 35th birthday. I’m also thankful for some things that would seem to be random only because on a daily basis, they are taken for granted… I’m thankful for the gift of sight & sound. I’m thankful for the ability & freedom to read. So many things that I am thankful for. I won’t even get into that very personal list of things that I am thankful for, but I will say this, I’m thankful to have been born a girl! A complex, beautiful, misunderstood creature. I swear I love this life! In honor of my ‘It’s Almost My BDay’ day, I’ve gathered a list of 35 titles. Books that I have read at some point in my life. Several titles have been especially *life altering. Look for the astrid. Enjoy the list. Screaming AYEEE!! It’s Scorpio Season. Scorpio Nation, Turn Up, Be Loud!

1) *Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

2) *Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

3) *A Hope In the Unseen by Ron Suskind

4) *Love by Toni Morrison

5) *Their Eyes Were Watching by Zora Neale Hurston

6) *Kingston By Starlight by Christopher John Farley

7) *The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

8) *What Looks Like Crazy on An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

9) *Homehouse by Hilda Vest

10) *The Rose That Grew From The Concrete by Amaru Tupac Skakur

11) *The Sai Prophecy by Barbara Gardener

12) *Exit To Eden by Anne Rice

13) *The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

14) *Pioneers of The Possible by Angella M. Nazarian

15) *Little Bee by Chris Cleave

16) *Sunset In St. Tropez by Danielle Steel

17) *Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

18) *The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

19) *Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore

20) *The Cove by Catherine Coulter

21) *The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne

22) *The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

23) *I Wish I Had A Red Dress by Pearl Cleage

24) *The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

25) * 30 Second Theories by Paul Parson

26) * Moon Women by Pamela Duncan

27) *Hank & Chloe by Jo-Ann Mapson

28) *Loving Chloe by Jo-Ann Mapson

29) *One Word That Will Change Your Life by Dan Britton

30) *Thirty-one Days of Prayer by Ruth Myers

31) *The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

32) *Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

33) *The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure

34) *Beauty’s Punishment by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure

35) *Beauty’s Release by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure

November 14th is my 35th ScorpDay. In honor of growing another year wiser, smarter, more beautiful 😉 I’ll glady answer this very personal question… In what way(s) has THAT book altered your life? Now pick a title….

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Free Magazine

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FreedomInk Presents Social Readia, the online FREE Literary Magazine! What is now easily assessed public domain was almost abandoned. Like some strange thing, the idea planted itself deep in my core. And just as strangely, what I felt so passionate about pursuing, it almost was aborted! Imagine that. Words lost forever. It took months, literally, to finally put effort behind the thought. Faith without works is dead… James 2: 14-26. Please take a moment to check out the very first issue of Social Readia. http://bit.ly/1z2msZE

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Volume 1 Number 1 has exclusive interviews featuring Nash Mitchell & Mellie Miller… A featured article written by Yvette Porter Moore… The Poetry Corner receives a visit from Dawn Miller! Stop by and see who got caught reading and please enjoy the first FULL chapter of Loves Me Not Volume 1: Beautiful, Broken Me by Kenny L Mitchell. The Letter from the Editor is quirky and heartfelt and leaves us all to continue pondering, just what is the future of books. http://bit.ly/1z2msZE

The ONLINE LitMag will publish monthly. That means I’m accepting all sorts of submissions which are due by November 25th. The next issue, A World Without Books, should stir up a Nation as we come to the close of a new year! So with that said… Enjoy Issue 1. *This months’ advertised reads feature some pretty amazing Authors! http://bit.ly/1z2msZE 

Derailed

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Please don’t think the title of this blog entry cruel. By the time you reach the end of this tale you’ll see why I’m begging your forgiveness. I’m not some bitter insensitive bitch. I just didn’t know what else I’d title this update. One night last summer I was up late. Reading. As usual. Everyone in the house was asleep. All was well within my world. I was at peace. I became totally engrossed in the fictitious story that lay within my hands. Then it happened. The world shook. Everything. For just a brief moment. And in that moment my life derailed. I had no idea how to explain the phenomena. I was afraid. I woke everyone from their slumber. I had to know. Did they feel that. The entire house shake. They each looked at me like I had finally lost it. Delusional. Too many late nights. I noted the time. Well beyond midnight. Maybe I had imagined it. Each family member returned to their own dreams. I lay awake until I couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer. Upon waking the next day, my mobile device was chiming like crazy. The incessant singsong was like the chirping of a deranged aviary. I wasn’t the only one that had lost it. So I’m checking my Facebook newsfeed and all I see are my cousins. Every female born Jackson. My father’s side of the family. There was so much shock, hurt, pain in those posted words. There was an undertone of total disbelief. The only thing I knew to do was call my grandmother. She confirmed the nightmare I could have never imagined. My younger cousin by just a few short years, had been killed. Hit by a train. Accident? I’m not certain if the family ever found out or if we’ll ever know. I do know this though. Marcus’ departure from this world left a gaping hole in the hearts of us all. My grandmother told me that she received the call that informed her of my cousins death at the exact same time my world shook…

*I’m not really a fan of anything scary. I steer clear of scary movies, books. I’m not a fan of things that go bump in the night. I have really bad nightmares. The wake up, screaming, crying, too afraid to go back to sleep kind of nightmares! So when Mellie Miller set the criteria for this years’ All Hallow Eve Blog Hop, I had no idea what scary tale I’d tell. Please stop by these other blogs and check out the ghost stories the other participants are sharing!

All Hallows Eve Blog Hop at Facebook—> https://www.facebook.com/events/302040066666646/

Mellie Miller—> http://melliemiller.com/

CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally

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