Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her master’s in management from the University of Phoenix. 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, and she became a self-published author. She has been on a mission to write a book a year—Through the Fire (2012) and Loving Me (2013)—and has collaborated on other books. She is a motivational speaker who travels the country, sharing her story of being a caregiver and of faith and survival. She works as a supervisor for a corporate organization. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys writing poetry, traveling, and wine tasting.