From Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul

Who Is Patty Hansen?

Patty Hansen, with her partner, Irene, authored Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2 and Chicken Soup Christmas Treasury for Kids—all books that kids ages nine through thirteen love to read and use as guides for everyday life. Patty is also the contributor of some of the most loved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and is coauthor of Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul (Health Communications) and Out of the Blue: Delight Comes Into Our Lives (HarperCollins).

Because of her love for preteens, Patty created Preteenplanet.com, a Website that gives preteens a fun and safe online experience where they can also become empowered to make their world a better place. Check it out!

Prior to her career as an author, Patty worked for United Airlines as a flight attendant for thirteen years. During that time, she received two commendations for bravery. She received the first one when, as the only flight attendant on board, she prepared forty-four passengers for a successful planned emergency landing. The second was for single-handedly 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 for M.V. Hansen and Associates, Inc., in Newport Beach, California. Since 1998 Patty has been president of legal and licensing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc., and has helped to create an entire line of Chicken Soup for the Soul products and licenses.

Patty shares her home life with her two daughters Elisabeth and Melanie; newest addition, grandson Seth (he is SO awesome!); her mother, Shirley; housekeeper and friend, Eva; three rabbits, one peahen, one guinea hen, four horses, three dogs, ten cats, three birds, fifty-five fish, eight pigeons, thirty-four chickens (yes, they all have names), a haven for hummingbirds and a butterfly farm.

If you would like to contact Patty:

Patty Hansen
P.O. Box 10879 • Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-749-9304 ext. 108 • Fax: 949-645-3203
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.preteenplanet.com

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