pattieLargePattie 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 was translated into Spanish, a tribute to her son. Her second book and memoir, A Mother’s Dance: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward, Full Circle, will be released by WriteLife Publishing November 6, 2105. She is currently working on her third book (fiction), teaches an after school program that helps kids develop emotional and social skills for a happy and successful life, and host 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 frisky lab, Emme.