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Pat Pattan has been a writer since her school days. She was hooked on writing ever since elementary school in her native Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, when she got a few "yuks" with her short stories. Her first published piece was a poem in her high school yearbook. Settling in New Jersey, she chose a career in advertising where she honed her skills by writing humorous radio commercials, ad copy, and feature articles for local newspapers.

In 2009 she published her first book, WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP: Stories of Families That Turned Hard Times into Good Times. It is a collection of interviews with people that grew up in the 1920's through the 1960's. Illustrations by David Byrne help the reader to visualize the stories and make history come alive. Her most recent venture is HARRY, a play about a homeless man who comes to live with his rich relatives.

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