Interview with Patricia A. Saunders, author of There is Sunshine After the Rain
14 Mar 2018
What can you tell us about your new release, There is Sunshine After the Rain?
It’s a memoir that covers my life and infused with poetry. I had the idea from someone saying that when they come to my book readings that they found my life experiences that I share can help someone else.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
My inspiration is my mother, an ordained minister who wrote her sermons in journals. Within two years of being diagnosed with dementia it progressed to Alzheimer’s and she passed unexpectedly. I went through a self-discovery and realized that if I inherit the disease my words would be my legacy. I decided to write a book every year. I love the work of Mya Angelou and Ntozake Shange
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The freedom to express myself through words of what impacts my very being.
What’s the last book you read?
The Go- Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann
Name a book that you feel has impacted your life significantly. Why was it so impactful?
The Secret. I was given this book at the lowest point in my life when I lost everything, was on the brink of giving up, and it encouraged me to believe in myself to accomplish anything
How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Candles burning, glass of wine, and my journey letting my imagination run free
What scene inThere is Sunshine After the Rain was your favorite to write?
In the chapter called “The Test” I explained why I had such admiration for my mother and it made me recollect the good times as child throughout my adulthood. I was transported back to the memories we shared as mother daughter to best friends. The picture was painted for the reader to feel that they were right there with me.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Yes. My mantra is “Letting the words flow until the pen stops”
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