8th Anniversary Re-release of From Food Stamps to Favor
"From Food Stamps to Favor” is Kandra Albury’s memoir in which she shares her transition from a life stricken by poverty to discovering her truths, passions, purpose and Favor of God.
In addition, she provides anecdotes that take readers on her journey in which she gracefully conquered fear, self-doubt and low self-esteem. In the final chapter of her book, she shares how she conquered sexual abuse and now uses her story to inspire and create courageous conversations about sexual abuse prevention.
Kandra Albury is an author, children’s advocate and literary coach with more than 15 years of professional writing experience. She is the president and CEO of Kids’n Capes, Inc., which is a sustainable non-profit that serves as a catalyst for community members, donors and organizations to help prevent and raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse, bullying and illegal drug use.
Kandra served as the vice-president of business affairs and development/marketing with North Central Florida DNA Laboratories in Alachua, FL.
Her passion for writing started her sophomore year of high school when she enrolled in a journalism class. From there, she began writing for her high school newspaper and working on the yearbook committee.
Kandra’s professional experience includes working as a news reporter, television news producer and a supervisor of external communications with an emphasis on speech writing for chief executive officers.
She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida; thanks to the generosity of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She earned a Ph.D. in ministerial education from Truth Bible University in ministerial education and leadership.
As a conqueror of childhood sexual abuse, she is a champion of courage and uses her voice to advocate for the voiceless. She is a certified Darkness to Light Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Facilitator.
In 2012, she published her memoir “From Food Stamps to Favor”. Immediately after writing her first book, she released the signature book in her children’s book series titled, “Don’t You Dare Touch Me There!” Kandra will re-release her memoir April 2020. Since 2015, she has released three additional children’s books in The Feisty Four Children’s Book Series titled: “NO! …And I Mean NO, Let’s Say NO To Drugs!” and “Leave Us Alone You Mean 'Ole Bully!” In fall 2018, she released “You Did It Not Me, Brave Brittany Speaks Up!” This unique series is designed to empower children, three and up, to discover and activate their superpower-courage-to prevent sexual abuse, bullying and illegal drug use.
Also in April 2020, Kandra will release the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, Pre-K through 12-grade C.A.P.E. Curriculum. This unique online resource for educators will address body safety, bullying and illegal drug use prevention.
Kandra is married to James C. Albury, manager of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. They are the proud parents of three COURAGEous children and one brave grandson.
When Kandra isn’t coaching clients on writing their books or teaching intensive writing classes, she is equipping children and parents how to become their own advocate. She enjoys coaching literary clients, evenings at the beach, trying different desserts and exercising.
She believes courage is the new superpower! ™