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Arkansas author ‘Nahnee’ recalls disastrous season of her young life in her book, ‘Convicted At 16’


Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear (Qur’an 02:286)


BEAUTY FOR ASHES — On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Author Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course. Nahnee is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Convicted At 16.”

DALLAS — For the rising author known as “Nahnee,” such a memorable vision emerged during what undoubtedly was the darkest season of her young life.

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.
The vision to which Nahnee is alluding is the one that fueled her desire to compose the book entitled, “Convicted At 16,” her newly-produced written work that came full circle during her unlikely incarceration as a minor.
On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course.
“While I was incarcerated, I cried every day about how I would someday write a book to tell my story, because people painted the picture of me as a murderer,” Nahnee, a Little Rock, Arkansas resident, explained. “On the side of that, my 14-year-old brother was involved as well, and I felt like if it wasn’t for me, he would of been able to live his life free.”

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A book that is comprised of 186 pages in length (the eBook is 86 pages), Nahnee’s “Convicted At 16” is centered largely on one decision which, according to this gifted writer, has not only taken the life of her close friend, but could very well take away everything that matters to her, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48163918-convicted-at-16.

“With a charge of capital murder hanging over her head, 15-year-old Nahnee is forced to take on an adult role as she battles for her freedom,” said a spokesperson for “Convicted At 16.”

As Nahnee explained to MHN, there was no doubt that her life at the tender age of 15 had “took a turn,” she said.

A turn for the worst, to put it more specifically.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this now 27-year-old author, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape.

“Five years…five months and nine days locked up,” said Nahnee, a Long Beach, California native, recalling how long she was confined between the dreaded walls of a jail cell. “Now I can say I’ve overcame many struggles being incarcerated at 15.”

Interestingly, Nahnee’s book also depicts a development during which she was involved with a man whom, according to this author, controlling, was abusive and manipulative.

Not to mention up to no good.

“He led me to set up robberies on people whom I was good friends of people I knew,” Nahnee recalled. “My book talks about one robbery that almost took place but didn’t, because my brother came home early from work. It also mentions a robbery that did happened an how the guy I was dating made me make the call and give orders to my friend on where to come.”

As Nahnee vividly explained, she had no choice but to do what she was told out of fear that something unfavorable would happen to her.

“There was no way out…and hadn’t been for three years of our relationship,” she told MHN. “I went through peer pressure, neglecting my family, disrespecting my mother and my father.”

All of these things, she acknowledged, her ill-advised decisions had led to a horrific crime involving two of her close friends, both of whom were robbed at gun point, one of whose life was cut short amid a cold-blooded murder.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this once downtrodden woman of distinct beauty, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape — one she didn’t sense would have come to fruition.

Not on her time watch.


“I have gotten awesome feedback from my book about how people see why I’m so cautious in my everyday life,” Nahnee said. “I struggle with opening up and trusting people. My dignity has been stripped. My freedom has been robbed. People have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and why I move the way I move with grace and caution.”


While she has no current speaking engagements to promote her new book, another book is forthcoming, Nahnee said.

Generally, Nahnee emphasized that her book was assembled, largely to bring about awareness to other millennials, most notably about the consequences for courting someone twice their age.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.

“I just want to reach young girls and boys (and to let them know) it’s not okay to date someone twice your age,” Nahnee said. “It’s okay to be different and respect your upbringing. I want people to know that if you are in a legal situation and you are under 18, don’t speak until your guardian is present to sign anything.

“I want people to be aware of their rights and that sometimes you’re tricked into thinking you’re going home, but yet you just opened your mouth that could potentially cause your life to be thrown away.”

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


For more information on Little Rock, Arkansas-area Author Nahnee, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 501.813.7033, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/nahneepublications/. Email her at: nahneepublications@gmail.com.


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Conway, Arkansas author Christel West discovers her divine purpose through her ‘Journey Back To Me’ book


Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 NIV)


Christel West had just about had enough.

“I had lived a life being and doing what everyone else wanted or thought I should be and in,” West, a Conway, Arkansas businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, explaining in great detail the notable events that led to her delving off into the authorship industry. “Doing so, I lost me, so I had to take the journey back to find who God created me to be.”


HOW THE WEST WAS WON

VISION UNFOLDED — A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, Christel West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.

It was, by all accounts, due in large part to the fact that West deemed it essential to shift her focus to God for a divine sense of direction that she had ultimately recaptured her life back.

And, to her credit, she spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.


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“Humans have long been known to revisit history for answers. Christel West is certain that this expository book will motivate readers to journey back through their childhood, and gather all the pieces of their lives — to discover what’s true about life,” said a spokesperson for West’s ‘The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.’ “She hopes that the insight obtained as readers go through her book will help them uncover all the lies that hold them prisoner and how they can choose to come face-to-face with them and find their liberation.”

A book that made its official release in Summer 2018, West began writing her story sometime in 2016.

KEEPING IT 100 — West spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

“I thought I would call it, ‘Who Told You That You Were Naked,’” West said.

As it turned out, though, God had other ideas for a title for West’s written document.


“Later on, the spirit revealed that was a chapter that would be written in the ‘Journey Back To Me’ and a question the spirit needed me to answer. I finished writing my story I’m June of 2018, and it was officially published on July 31, 2018.” — Author Christel West 


Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

An acronym that stands for Teaching Restoring Understanding Establishing your T.R.U.E. Self, T.R.U.E, routinely conducts individual and group workshops through its True Self Outreach, one that is geared toward establishing, e-establishing, and healing the family structure, Christel West said.


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As for her book, West said, “The feedback has been about the courage that I had to embody, to share such personal things about my life like being molested and not knowing how to be intimate with my husband, because I had disconnected from my emotions due to this trauma that happened at the age of 12.

“I have been told, ‘Thank you’ from several people, who just needed answers, because without the understanding, we remain in the cycle.”

Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, amongst the things about which West has found especially intriguing that her reading audience has possessed the pivotal things they so desperately sought prior to crossing paths with her book.

“People have found hope and encouragement from my story,” West, reciting the words to the familiar passage that is housed in 3 John 1:2. “So many want prosperity and good health, but haven’t done their soul work. If we are going to live healthy, long, prosperous lives, we have to rid ourselves of the toxic feelings and emotions that has caused us to self-sabotage and live in wilderness, finances, relationships, etc.”

Remarkably and appropriately stated by this brilliantly amazing author, one who had just about had enough.


For more information about Conway, Arkansas Author Christel West, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/christel.morganweaver. Also, connect with her at: www.christelwest.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.