WHO IS PATTY HANSEN?

From Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul

Who Is Patty Hansen?

Patty Hansen has contributed many of the most loved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is the coauthor and editor of Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul, and coauthor of (with Mark Victor Hansen and Barbara Nichols) Out of the Blue: Delight Comes into Our Lives.

Patty was committed to making Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul relevant to the issues that kids face today, and to make sure that it would be a book that kids, ages nine through thirteen, would not only love to read but could also use as a guide for everyday life.

A third-generation California native, Patty was raised in Pleasant Hill, where her mother, Shirley, still lives. Her sister, Jackie, lives in Oregon.

Prior to her career as an author, Patty worked for United Airlines for thirteen years as a flight attendant. During that time, she received two commendations for bravery. She received the first one when, as the only fight attendant on board, she prepared forty-four passengers for a successful emergency landing. The second was for extinguishing a fire on board a mid-Pacific flight, thus averting an emergency situation and saving hundreds of lives.

After “hanging up her wings,” Patty became the chief financial officer and troubleshooter for M. V. H. & Associates, Inc., in Newport Beach, California.

In 1998, Mom’s House, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free childcare for young mothers, nominated Patty as Celebrity Mother of the Year.

Patty has two children Elisabeth and Melanie. With the help of their housekeeper, Eva, they share their lives with one rabbit, one duck, two horses, three dogs, four cats, four birds, five fish, and twenty-one chickens.

If you would like to contact Patty:

Patty Hansen
LifeWriters
P.O. Box 10879 • Costa Mesa, CA 92627
phone: 949-645-5240 • fax: 949-645-3203
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