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Tuesday, November 14, 2017







"I look to the hills from whence my help cometh" Psalm 121:1-2

This is one of my favorite bible verses and it kept me when I was on the brink of giving up.

When I came to visit my family in California back in 1994, I saw all the hills and I spoke those words, and two months later I was relocating to California.

I find that as I have become accustomed to my new location over the years that whenever a situation has come up the words “I look to the hills from whence my help cometh” still resonates.  When my parents passed, changing jobs, life challenges, and looking for peace.

A lot of times when we are going through what we consider drama we forget to look up.  I know I am guilty of praying for something, getting it and then I stop. I get convicted in my spirit that I must pray through the good and the bad times.

We have so much going on in our society with turning on the television and seeing fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes.  We open the newspaper and read about healthcare for all being threaten, homeless and unemployment rates rising, and the uncertainty of knowing if we are going to go to war.  We as a people are hurting. We might not all feel it and some might feel that we’re fine. Communicate with your brothers and sisters because during this time of year especially there is pain. My response will be to all to “Look to the hills to whence my help cometh” because change is going to come!

Blogger:

 Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 23 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.
She released her first published book Through the Fire (March 2012) which covered situations, circumstances, and life lessons that have influenced her over her lifetime. Last year, the book was featured on a Coast to Coast Book Tour at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Tucson Book Festival, Miami International Festival of Books and AARP Life@50+ Spring Convention.
On a mission to complete a book a year she released her second book Loving Me which is was published and covers poetry on topics of self image, self esteem, bullying, and discovery of self-love by Author House Publishing.
Patricia A. Saunders beachHer work has been featured on In the Company of PoetWomen 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. Ms. Saunders was selected by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to be panelist of authors for a discussion on Speak Out at the San Francisco Main Library.
Patricia has contributed to the book Sistah’s with Ink Voices which is a compilations of work from over 300 women authors around the world. Her work is also featured, with 25 other women authors, in Behind the Mask! The Many Faces of Bullying by Professional Woman Publishing.
She is a monthly guest blogger for Author House Author’s Digest Blog and writes for her own blog called Blessed & Curvy and Blessedpoet320 on Hubpages.
Saunders wrote her latest book of poetry called Let It Rain which spans life experiences and looking at circumstances from a different perspective. The outcome that the reader comes away with is there might be rough patches in life but to look for the good to come around the corner. She writes poems about aging, acceptance, sexuality and more. There is one poem in particular that is dedicated to Maya Angelou. The reviews state that the book will make you laugh, cry, and affirm that you're ready for the next chapter of life.
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.
Her books are available at your local book retailers, at www.patriciaasaunders.com and www.amazon.comwww.barnesandnoble.com


Resources:

https://www.biblestudytools.com/nirv/psalms/121.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/business/economy/jobs-report-unemployment.html

https://endhomelessness.org/homelessness-in-america/homelessness-statistics/state-of-homelessness-report/

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Preparing for the holidays




Greetings,

I know it has been a minute since I have blogged. I am preparing to release my fifth book There Is Sunshine After The Rain ,which should be release right before Christmas.


In preparing my manuscript I had to go back in my past, remembering so many memories from my childhood that surrounded food, family and love.

Thinking about my parents and the dishes that they made that were their favorites but also seeing now the different siblings who also loved the same dishes.  There was eggnog for Art, turnips for Linda, apple pie for Barbara , greens for Paulette and macaroni and cheese for Patty.

As I grew into adulthood and visited different friends and learned about their  traditions it made me appreciate how we can all come together.

Tamales, Chitterlings, Ham, Turkey, and the list can go on with all the various foods everyone is getting ready to enjoy.

Do you have any childhood memories that make you just smile? What about traditions that you carry on with your children and spouse? Share in the comments.

I am seeing friends posting on social media what they are thankful for because Thanksgiving is around the corner.  Can you name one thing you're thankful for?

I want to take this time to also recognize those who are grieving during the holidays because I know the feeling. Its like you're missing your love one and it's difficult to celebrate at the same time. I want to say that when that pain in your heart wells up to stay prayerful for comfort.


As the year is coming to close and we get into those joyous moods, making lists, and hopeful for 2018 just remember that warm feeling , the memories, the smells that float through the house of cinnamon, vanilla, apples . Let it marinate into your memory, don't forget, and journal it. Tell your love ones that you love them because tomorrow isn't promised.

Happy Holidays




Submitted by :
Patricia A. Saunders
www.patriciaasaunders.com
Author, Blogger, and Poet


Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Five Year Sentence









Excerpt from This Too Shall Pass

A 5-Year Sentence
You had the cancer scare
You had it cut out
You had treatments
You learned how to breathe again
You were exercising
Being healthy is what you always were
Doctor said you have a 10% chance it can come back
5 years is what they told you
Let’s count together 1-2-3
So as your friends were dying off
From different types of cancer
Your mortality was in question
You started saying you lived a good life
You needed to finish everything you put on your bucket list
You were scaring your spouse
Where was your faith?
A tear ran down your cheek
You said, “I have 5 years!”



Biography of Patricia A. Saunders

Self Published Author, Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 23 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.


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 released by AuthorHouse Publishing and readers have given it a five star rating. The book 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. Her very latest book will be released this Fall by Book Baby Publishing (2017) There Is Sunshine After The Rain a non-fiction novel that includes poetry is birthed after the tenth anniversary of her Mother’s passing, the reality that with every lesson that she has experienced through life that there is a reason, there are tests that all are faced with, but it’s how you respond. Saunders chose poetry and nonfiction to let the readers know the thought process behind the poetry, tools to help others who may face the same circumstances, and it builds a relationship further between the author and those reading her words.
  www.patriciaasaunders.com

Submitted by :
Patricia A. Saunders
Blogger, Author and Poet
 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Broken Heart







I sat in the hair salon when a woman handed me her IPad. She clicked on the video and I thought I was

watching fake news. There was a car speeding into a crowd, you heard the crash and then it went into

reverse. I saw what appeared to be a sneaker being dragged by the fender. In amazement it wasn't fake it

was real!

As the day unfolded and I looked at the news, social media, and listened to the stories my heart was broken.

I as a 52 year old African American woman, who grew up in Connecticut, to parents raised in the South.

I felt that what my relatives had endured to make a better life for myself and others was now threatened.

That the ignorance of others who don't know their true history is about to have our country go to war with

each other.Instead we should be uniting as a country because there is so much change taking place outside

of the United States that this is a distraction.  A dangerous distraction.

My heart is broken because men and women were hurt last Saturday in Virginia . A woman lost her life.

My brothers and sisters all shades of the spectrum are standing together holding pieces of hope. The real

history is that majority want to live in unity, respect one another and in peace.

We are not invisible!

As we watch this horror unfold

My heart is broken



About the Author


Self Published Author, Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 23 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. 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.



Submitted by:
Patricia A. Saunders
Author , Poet, and Blogger
www.patriciaAsaunders.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beautiful makes a stop at Blessed & Curvy



Creative Expressions Literary Services is pleased to announce Virtual Book Tour for Beautiful by Sylvia Hubbard. The tour will run July 23-August 6, 2017.
Publication Date: July 7, 2017
Genre: Romance and Suspense
Paperback: 324 pages

About the Author
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Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.

Today, she has independently published over 40 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.
“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”


About The Book
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Madison wanted more than anything to be beautiful and meeting a tall, handsome stranger was the answer to her prayers. Yet, was meeting the stranger all a ploy to steal her valuable research? Or did he really love her? She must discover the truth, but will she survive or lose herself and everything she has worked for. Find the answers wrapped around suspense, drama, and romance in Beautiful, Author Sylvia Hubbard’s 40th Novel. Read chapters 1-5 of Beautiful for free

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Submitted by
Patricia A. Saunders
Author, Poet and Blogger