Patricia A. Saunders

Author , Blogger & Poet

Who's That Girl?

Self-Published Author, Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 25 years ago. She received her Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2011. After the passing of her mother who had Alzheimer’s, Patricia decided that all the words that she kept to herself were to be released.

Her work has been featured on a Coast to Coast Book Tour at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Toronto Word On The Street, Sacramento Black Book Fair, Tucson Book Festival, Miami International Festival of Books and AARP Life@50+ Spring Convention, National Book Club Conference and Bay Area Book Festival. Also, on In the Company of Poet, Women Owned Business Club Magazine, and Alysha Live! Radio Show and Coach Deb Bailey Secret of Success Talk Radio. She performs locally at spoken word events and Capital Jazz SuperCruise Open Mic with Grammy Award Winner Eric Roberson.

She is a monthly blogger of her own blog Blessed & Curvy who covers today’s hot topics.

Her latest book There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggles (2018) is an autobiography infused with poetry. The book will take you on the journey of a young girl growing up in Connecticut, who had to take some stumbles along the way to come into her own and realize instead of tearing herself down for the decisions she made, there is a lesson. Love is greater than anyone can imagine and can warm you like the sunshine after the rain.
You went from the beginning, the journey, the test, and the testimony to say, “There Is Sunshine after the Rain.”

She released her first self-published book Through the Fire (March 2012) which covered emotions from situations, circumstances, and life lessons that have influenced her over her lifetime. On a mission to complete a book a year in case she inherits the ugly disease she released her second book Loving Me (2013) and third Let It Rain (2014) which is also self-published and covers various topics from love, grief, self-image, self-esteem, bullying, and discovery of self-love. Her fourth book (2016) This Too Shall Pass was inspired from three note cards she received after the passing of her mother when she felt like giving up on life, on the brink of losing her home and being unemployed that encouraged her to live for those who loved her.

She works as a supervisor for a Christian Radio Station. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys writing poetry, traveling, spending time with family and wine tasting.

2015 African American Authors & Empowerment Expo Recipient Award Winner

Get Caught Reading

Sitting there with the pieces of your life around you, there seemed to be a pattern. There was faith, love, deceit, lust, and loss—in that order. You didn’t think you were deserving of love. That is why everything was being taken from you, and you were ready to give up on life.
Through your poetry, faith, and learning from your past, you can rewrite the story. It was after coming through all the experiences and being stronger, you realized there is always a new chapter.

The book will take you on the journey of a young girl growing up in Connecticut, who had to take some stumbles along the way to come into her own and realize instead of tearing herself down for the decisions she made, there is a lesson. Love is greater than anyone can imagine and can warm you like the sunshine after the rain.


You went from the beginning, the journey, the test, and the testimony to say, “There Is Sunshine after the Rain.”


Release Date: 2018

Available on Amazon & Barnes & Noble

ISBN-13: 978-1543918663 ISBN-10:1543918662

Genre: Biography, Memoirs, Poetry

Format: Paperback & eBook

2013 Ursula Award Winner Short Film Episode featured Award Winner

I Cried For You


The tears ran down my face

There is so much going on

I would pick up the phone and try to dial your number

It’s been so long, I can’t remember the number anymore

The receiver held in my hand

I held it to my chest

You’re gone

I think about the times I would call

Hearing your voice answer

I wouldn’t have to say a word

You would listen and say “Baby, is that you?”

I would tell you about my day

Dates that I had

Situations that I was experiencing

Your advice would be so simple

Voice always calming to my spirit

I can’t call you anymore

I fill my days with busy work

Now I need to call you

My world is crumbling around me

I feel all alone

I want to hear you

I gather myself nightly

Surround myself with pillows

The tears soak my pillow

I tell myself it will be okay

Time will heal wounds

If I could just feel your arms

Hear your voice

I awake and the feeling is still there

I made a dish that you always made

It comforted me for the moment

I rampage through the garage

Found the box I was looking for

There it is...

Your answering machine

I bring it into the house and plug it in

I hear your voice

I start the conversation

I press play again

You say “Hello”

I say “Mommy”!


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Praise for Patricia's Writing...

There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Making It Through Life's Struggles by Patricia A. Saunders is a collection of poems that are truly a collection of testimonies. This collection literally has something for everyone. Saunders takes a realistic approach to her poetry that serves as inspiration because of the different emotions the author conveys throughout the book.

Fans of poetry will enjoy There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Making It Through Life's Struggles, without a doubt because it serves as a very inspiring read. Everyday problems with practical words of wisdom that serve as solutions. This is the second body of work that I have read by this author and again, I thoroughly enjoyed it. From believing in yourself that dreams come true to respect and self-love and even how to tell if you dating a married man like I said something for EVERYONE and there is indeed sunshine after the rain! Well written and I rate this body of work 4 and a half stars.Reviewer, Literary Jewels

****

Oh yeah, Ms. Saunders. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I've read and when you're really down and need to get that ugly cry out, this will get you there. And when you need that smile that nearly cracks your face, this will get you there. And so many aha moments. Great read. I'll be going back again and again.-Reader, Paulette

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This Too Shall Pass is the kind of book you keep by your bed, or near your desk, or give to friends. Ms. Saunders' words are clear, direct and straight from where she lives as a person. You want to know her and see more of her in print. What a wonderful read!- Reader, Sandra Rogers Hare