Pattie’s website is: http://pattiewelekhall.com/
While struggling to manage the aftermath of her nineteen-year-old son Casey’s traumatic brain injury, Pattie clung to her faith and took a hard look at the past—the kids’ tender childhood memories, their challenging teenage years, the skeletons in the closet, and her recent divorce. (Pattie’s faith incorporates aspects of Eastern religions and New Age thought, which I think would interest your listeners.)
But when tragedy struck again, Pattie had to make a choice—to remain stuck in her grief or to step into the life she was meant to create.
Moving and heart-wrenching, A Mother’s Dance is a story about hope, perseverance, self-discovery, choices, and most importantly about love . . . the sad and the wondrous.
Pattie Welek Hall is the author of a children’s book, Believe, translated into Spanish, Creer. 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.” 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, and she hosts an Internet radio talk show, Joy Radio, from Charleston, South Carolina, where she makes her home.