Kandra Albury is an author, children’s advocate and literary coach with 15 years of professional writing experience.
Her passion for writing started in high school when she enrolled in a journalism class her sophomore year and began writing for her high school newspaper. Her 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. She earned a Ph.D. in ministerial education from Truth Bible University.
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, advocate and literary coach.
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!” Since 2015, she has released two 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!” 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.
Kandra is married to James C. Albury, coordinator of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College. They are the proud parents of three awesome children.
When Kandra isn’t advocating for children and educating parents on ways to prevent sexual abuse, she is coaching clients on writing their books or teaching intensive writing classes for aspiring authors. She enjoys sunsets, facilitating courageous conversations, trying different desserts and walking.
She believes courage is the new superpower! ™