Pattie Welek Hall is a former teacher, realtor, community relations manager, interior designer, small business owner, and director of volunteers. She’s been published in International Brain Injury Association 10th World Congress scientific journal, “Brain Injury,” and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. Her first children’s book Believe, a tribute to her son, was translated into Spanish, Creer. Her memoir, A Mother’s Dance: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward, Full Circle was named a 2013 Shortlist Finalist for the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner award for “Narrative Nonfiction,” and was published by WriteLife Publishing, 2015. She is currently working on her third book (fiction) and hosts an Internet talk show, Joy Radio. Pattie enjoys running, bike riding, family and girlfriend time, dabbling in the arts -watercolor and sketching – and reading. Hall is the proud mother of three and lives in Charleston with her ever so frisky lab, Emme.