Traci Sanders

Rave Reviews Book Club is all about profiling, promoting and propelling its members and sometimes individuals get to step into the limelight for a whole day of star treatment on participating blogs. Today it’s my great delight and honour to present one of RRBC’s most supportive and nicest people, the fabulous TRACI SANDERS author of Romantic drama When Darkness Breaks and non-fiction for parents of pre-schoolers including the very wonderfully titled Welcome to Poop Camp


TraciAuthor 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.”

Traci has two goals in writing books–to help people and/or to make them feel something.
To date, she has published five books, including her latest foray into adult fiction titled, ‘When Darkness Breaks’. She is an avid reader and writer, and finds inspiration all around her.
Currently Traci is writing her second adult novel, a light paranormal romance, titled ‘UNSEVERED’.

When Darkness Breaks


From the first chapter, I instantly got drawn into the lives of Drake and Amber. The marital squabbles and tensions following the tragedy were so well written, and easy to relate to. I found myself drawn to Amber, and rooting for her. Traci writes fluidly and effortlessly with great skill. It was easy to keep reading right to the bittersweet end.
Highly recommended. A compelling and engaging novella.

One of the commonest causes of accidents is a distracted driver. In this case Drake is not only distracted by a row with his wife, Amber, he’s furious to the point of accelerating the car, and the result is the death of a boy a few years older than the couple’s own two children.
The story records the way Amber and Drake cope, or fail to cope, with the disastrous blow to their already failing relationship, but Ms Sanders, despite her excellent, rounded, well-drawn characters, treats each section too clinically to make it an easy read.
At the back of the book Ms Sanders reveals that it is her first venture into fiction and I shall be looking out for her next; this is not perfect, but I read it to the end on a day when I planned to do other things.

justlikeJust Like Home

“…With bright colored illustrations, a vocabulary “seek and find” to engage the reader, and the honest portrayal of how a child feels when attending family child care, Sanders book is a great resource for families who are currently enrolled, or are considering enrolling, in a family child care program.”
Patricia Dischler
Author “From Babysitter To Business Owner” – Redleaf Press

From Traci herself
During the past decade that I have been educating young children, I have learned a great deal about what they seek in a picture book.  Most prefer brightly colored engaging pictures, relatable characters and story lines, and easy-to-comprehend words.  After teaching letter recognition and early reading skills for many years, I chose to write the text for my books using a font in which the letter formations closely resemble those taught in school for reading and writing.
I also inserted a unique seek-and-find at the back of the book to engage older readers who are perhaps reading alone or are reading to their younger peers.
I am very proud to be the author of the first book that portrays family child care from a child’s perspective and hope that I have been able to shed new light on the true meaning of professional family child care.

I dedicate this book to child care providers around the world and the young children whose lives they have impacted forever.

poopWelcome to Poop Camp

Okay, there are hundreds of books on potty training available on Amazon and you feel as though you have read them all. So why should you spend your valuable time and money on one more? *Most potty training guides on the market are either written by a child psychologist, a stay-home parent, or a pediatrician who has physically had a hand in potty training their own children and maybe a couple more at best. This book is written by a seasoned family child care professional who has successfully potty trained MORE THAN THIRTY children in her career, encountering practically every scenario that can arise during the process – training boys, girls, and even twins; training older and resistant children, and even dealing with issues such as a child with-holding urine or BM. *The author has excellent parental testimonials to back up her stated results and offers a direct email address to allow readers to contact her with specific questions or concerns about the process. *The author offers one particular potty training secret that will likely not be found in any other potty training manual on the market. This one simple trick makes the process less messy and produces rapid results. Potty training really can feel like boot camp, but if you follow the steps laid out in this book, you will begin to see results almost immediately. Sure some of these answers can be found elsewhere but why waste all that time and energy when you have a proven method to follow here in this short, easy-to-read guide?
“Here’s wishing you much success and many less diapers!”

rightRight at Home

Every parent, at some point, is faced with the need for some type of child care. Whether it’s hiring a nanny, leaving your child in the care of a family member or friend, or enrolling them in a child care setting. With more than twenty years of experience in various arenas of child care, Traci Sanders shares her knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of environment to allow parents to make an informed decision about where to place their child for care. In this book she reveals: *All the options for child care explaining the benefits and drawbacks of each one. *The three most important S’s in choosing a child care setting. *What type of daily schedule a parent should expect their child to have from birth to twelve years and includes suggestions for age-appropriate toys, materials, and activities. *The top twenty questions a parent should ask ANY caregiver when interviewing. *The top twenty things child care providers wish parents knew. *Strategies to make the right decision for the location and price of your child care setting. *Ways to build a relationship with your child care provider to ensure your child’s needs are met and your concerns are addressed. *How to ease the transition for you and your child into a new care setting. Making the decision to leave your child in someone else’s care is never an easy one but with the strategies and tips found in this book, you can at least make an informed decision. Take back your power as a parent and make the RIGHT choice for your child.

spongeLittle Sponges

Whether you are a stay-home parent striving to prepare your child for preschool, or an early childhood professional who needs a boost in creativity; you will find a multitude of ideas and resources in this book to ensure your child receives the right start before entering the school environment.
In this book, Sanders provides a host of ideas for hands-on activities to enjoy with your child in teaching them all of the basic concepts – shapes, colors, letters, and numbers.
Your child will master these concepts very quickly through the songs/fingerplays, art/craft ideas, and the step-by-step instructions that Sanders offers.
Children’s brains are like little sponges. There is no limit to how much knowledge they can soak in, but it is the job of caring adults around them to ensure that no important information falls through the holes.

Find out much more about Traci and her work on

the website

@tmsanders2014  |  @tlckids4915


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