From Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul

Who Is Patty Hansen?

Patty Hansen, with her partner, Irene Dunlap, authored Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul 2, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2, Chicken Soup Christmas Treasury for Kids, and Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul—all books that kids love to read and use as guides for everyday life. Patty is also a contributor to some of the most-loved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, coauthor of Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul (Health Communications, Inc.), and Out of the Blue: Delight Comes into Our Lives (HarperCollins). Because of her love for preteens, Patty created www.preteenplanet.com, a website to give preteens a fun and safe cyberspace 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, which averted an emergency situation and saved hundreds of lives.

Patty is the 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, 21, and Melanie, 19; grandson, Seth, age two; her mother, Shirley; housekeeper and friend, Dora; two rabbits, four horses, three dogs, five cats, four birds, thirty-two fish, eight pigeons, thirty-six 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
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.preteenplanet.com

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