Freeda Baker Nichols was born in Arkansas, has lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Maine, Virginia USA and in the romantic country of Spain where she wrote her first short story. She has studied creative writing at San Antonio College, Oklahoma University and the University of Central Arkansas. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has published two children’s books, Little Bug Eyes and Badfellow the Bull,  a poetry chapbook, Tigers and Morning Glories and a mainstream novel, Call of the Cadron.
She wrote her first poem at the age of nine. The poem was written as an expression of love for her mother. As one of seven children, Freeda grew up on Banner Mountain, near Shirley, Arkansas in the Foothills of the Ozarks. She married Darrel Eugene Nichols, from Shirley, Arkansas, who made his career with the U.S. Air Force. With him, she traveled and lived in many parts of the world. They have four children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Through the years, Freeda’s love for writing has remained strong and her persistence has brought her to this blog, My True Sentence. Here, she posts  on subjects related to her writing and publishing experience.  She also shares her photography and award-winning poems along with “sneaky peeks” into her journal.



  1. Hi Freeda. I love poems and writing of anything. I will be reading more of your works.


  2. linder says:

    Hi aunt Freeda, I have a poem I wrote a few years ago, its about a 15 year old who was a bull rider and was killed at the rodeo, if you can come up with some pictures, I will send you the poem and you can add it to your blog

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  3. borgerblog says:

    Enjoyed your squirrel poem. Happy National Poetry Month, 2014.

    –Ann Borger


  4. Hi Freeda – thanks for the follow – I look forward to reading your work!


  5. Happy to meet you, Freeda! I look forward to exploring *your* world!


    • Hi. Happy to meet you, too. Welcome to my blog. What part of the world are you from?


      • I’m a Seattle native and lived around that area for the majority of my life before husband Richard and I moved to north Texas 4 1/2 years ago. Quite the change, but not to the extreme extent we thought it might be (he grew up in Seattle, too), thanks to lots of wonderful people befriending us and helping us to adapt quickly! 😉


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