From Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2

Who Is Patty Hansen?

Patty Hansen, with her partner Irene, authored Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen SouI I and II, Chicken Soup Christmas Treasury for Kids and Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul—all books that kids ages nine through thirteen 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; co-author 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 singlehandedly extinguishing a fire on board a mid-Pacific flight, thus averting an emergency situation and saving hundreds of lives.

Patty is the president of legal and licensing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc., helping 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; grandson, Seth; her mother, Shirley; housekeeper and friend, Eva; two rabbits, four horses, three dogs, six 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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