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Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest Traci Sanders

Hello, Readers!

This week’s post is from a Guest here on The Road to a Dream. Welcome, Traci Sanders! Traci is a fellow member of the Rave Reviews Book Club and I offered a spot for her Blog Tour.

Take it away Traci…

“I personally believe that each person on Earth is born with a talent, a special gift from God.  Once we realize what that gift is, we will find our happiest and most rewarding moments in life through the sharing of our gift with others.  And if we can find a way to make money by sharing this gift, then we have found our calling in life, our “euphoria.”  In my opinion, there would be so much more peace in the world if everyone could realize what their gift is and spend time sharing it with others rather than just settling for a skill or trade. Those are “learned” characteristics, but gifts are our natural abilities that shine through.

“When Darkness Breaks”
Local news anchor, Amber Woods, seemed to have it all – a thriving career, two beautiful children, and a doting husband named Drake. Life was perfect…until her world was turned upside down in one fateful night. While the incident causes Amber to renew her priorities; unable to deal with what happened, Drake begins sinking into a deep depression laced with infidelity and alcohol.

Hoping a change of scenery will salvage her quickly deteriorating marriage, Amber agrees that a move to New York may be just what they need. Unfortunately, she quickly discovers that you can’t outrun your problems and the past is
not always left in the past.

Can Amber save her marriage without losing herself along the way? What will she do when darkness breaks her will to keep trying?


About the Author
Author and mother of three, Traci Sanders has been composing poetry, songs, and children's stories since the young age of ten. In 2003, she opened her home to young children in her community offering "beyond the basics" teachings. In 2008, she was recognized by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency as Family Childcare Provider of the Year and was featured in two local newspapers. In 2010, she furthered her education by earning her Child Development Associates degree and was a recipient of the FIRST (First Incentive for Raising Standards among Teachers) Award presented by the Child Care Commissioner of her state. She continues to shape the young minds of the future through her home-based childcare program. Her daily interactions with these children provide constant inspiration for her writing and she plans to continue on this path until her story has reached "The End."

Her first book was published in January 2013 titled Welcome to Poop Camp "The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth about Potty Training." She released her first children's book about family child care in May 2013.  To date, she has published five books including her first novella When Darkness Breaks.

Thank you, Traci, and good luck on your Blog Tour!
Readers, please feel free to leave any comments or questions below. All commenters will be listed in the August drawing! The winner will be posted in the September 5 posting.
Have a safe and happy holiday this weekend!

Until next time, be kind to each other…and yourselves!


  1. Thank you for hosting, Ava Louise. You have a lovely blog.

  2. Traci, I also believe we each have a calling and something we were put on earth for. Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on your Rave Reviews Book Club "Spotlight" author blog tour.

    Thank you Ava Louise for hosting Traci on her tour.

  3. Best of luck, Traci, with your book. I agree about finding your gift in life and how it makes you happy especially when you can give back.

    Nice blog, Ava. I will follow you on FB and TW,

  4. Traci, I have added your book to my TBR list!
    Thanks for hosting, Ava!

  5. Very well said, Traci! I completely agree with you.
    Ava, thank you so much for hosting Traci. We appreciate your support! Lovely blog, by the way! :)

  6. Thanks for all the comments! I was happy to host Traci on her blog tour.

  7. Traci, I agree about the importance of being able to express our gifts in meaningful ways. Congrats on your SPOTLIGHT nomination, and many thanks to Ava Louise for hosting! xoxo :)