Novel Shows Convict's Struggle to Survive and Keep Her Family

Ingrid is split between two worlds, motherhood and prison, and she must find a way to keep in touch with her family while surviving life behind bars. Her story unfolds in “Bunkie” (published by Xlibris), episodes of life in the Gwinnett Detention Center, written by author Tracey Sanders, who draws from her own personal experiences to show her readers the realities of life within the American prison-industrial complex.

These stories show Ingrid’s struggles with work, her fellow inmates and her affairs with certain men. She deals with being robbed and fights her way back on the streets of Georgia and Detroit with strange men. She has dreams of her past and the entertainers she met through a movie production. After she gets out of jail, she uses her good looks and dance moves to make money. Aside from her experiences, the stories also describe the inmates she met at Gwinnett County and their lives.

With “Bunkie,” Sanders shows readers how Ingrid picks herself up after losing everything, deals with depression and realizes that only she can help herself. In Sanders’ own words, “Ingrid relates to a woman’s way of life and is told why they’re in jail. She focuses on a way to become successful. Her dreams makes her have good and bad vibes.”

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By Tracey Sanders
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781514408957
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781514408964
E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781514408971
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tracey Sanders is a full time caregiver for her own company, Formation Plus Caregiving. She works as a waitress and dancer at gentlemen's clubs in Michigan. She enjoys writing poetry, short stories, lyrics and books. She studies at DeVry University and has an associate degree in arts. She received a business award for her father's restaurant, Sanders Bar-B-Que and Soul Food, in Detroit, which she managed. Her goal is to write for artists in the entertainment industry and become an entrepreneur in home health for adults. In her spare time she volunteers at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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