Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly twenty-five years ago. She received her Master of Management from the University of Phoenix in 2011. After the passing of her mother who had Alzheimer’s, Patricia decided that all the words she’d kept to herself were to be released.
Saunders is releasing her latest book titled There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggles (2018), a biography that is infused with poetry. It captivates the reader into the life of the author from growing up in Connecticut and the decisions that shaped her life.
She is a faithful blogger on her own blog, Blessed & Curvy, which covers today’s hot topics at http://www.blessedpoetpat.blogspot.com
Patricia A. Saunders released her first self-published book Through the Fire (March 2012) that covered situations, circumstances, and life lessons that have influenced her over her lifetime.
On a mission to complete a book a year, 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 released by AuthorHouse Publishing and readers have given it a five-star rating.
Explore books by Patricia A. Saunders: https://www.amazon.com/author/patriciaasaunders
BPM: What made you want to become a writer?
I wanted to leave my words as a legacy after I am gone in case I inherit Alzheimer’s, the disease that my Mother passed from.
BPM: How long have you been writing?
Professionally since 2012, but I have been writing since I was a kid.
BPM: What has inspired you creatively?
Reading great books, traveling, and experiencing life.
BPM: Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
Yes, to a certain degree it helped through the grieving process after my mother passed and I find it therapeutic.
BPM: How has writing and poetry impacted your life?
I write poetry on any topic that touches me. I wrote about the killing of Sandra Bland, motherhood, faith and relationships. Through writing, it is like each book is a self-evaluation at each stage of my life.
BPM: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That my decisions on relationships weren’t good and I kept choosing the wrong men. Writing made me look at the experiences life had dealt me and how I responded.
BPM: How do you find or make time to write?
It’s always in the evening throughout the night.
BPM: How did you choose the genre you write in?
Poetry didn’t have to be restricted. I felt free to let the words flow.
BPM: Have you considered writing in another genre?
Yes, this latest book is non-fiction.
BPM: Tell us about your most recent work, There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggle.
It’s a biography that spans my life so that the reader can understand what motivates me to write. I can stand in front of an audience and tell my story before reading a piece but a reader doesn’t get the same experience so I chose to write There Is Sunshine After The Rain. Available on Nook and Kindle.
BPM: What was your hardest scene to write?
Reliving a bad experience that happened to myself on a date while in college. Writing the scene so that the reader could visualize everything had me in tears.
BPM: Is there a specific place that you find inspiration in?
Recently I went back to Connecticut where I was born and tried to even find my mother’s gravesite. The connection to my roots.
BPM: Is there a certain theme or idea you’d love to work with?
I like to write about love and the various aspects of it.
BPM: Do you try to deliver to readers what they want or let your muse guide your writing?
I write to deliver a message that the readers can relate to and retain for years.
BPM: Is there one subject you would never write about as an author?
No. I write about everything in my work.
BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
Currently promoting my books and of course writing in my journal.
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Purchase There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggle by Patricia A. Saunders