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General Information

Name:  Pattie Thomas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Fiction Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Youth

Born: in Chicago

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Illinois Connection

Thomas was raised in Chicago, Illinois and still lives in Illinois. She studied broadcasting at Chicago State University (B.A.) and completed her master's degree at Columbia College Chicago (Arts, Entertainment & Media Management).

Biographical and Professional Information

Pattie Thomas has worked in the entertainment industry for more than fourteen years in theatre, radio, film, and television. She helped the movement of arts and culture in Chicago by using her expertise, love for the arts, and mentoring individuals. After her first degree in Speech and Broadcasting, she worked at CBS WBBM Radio as an assistant producer. Pattie holds a master's degree in Media & Business Management as well. She currently lives in Illinois with her two children and granddaughter.Thomas is the author of Other People Issues has hit a new standard in helping people to overcome making the same sad decisions and implement new methods to satisfy one self. She allows you to see people in different ways by alleviating negativity in real life changing attitudes for today’s chaotic and short lived relationships.It all started with her dad and mom (Charlie & Bertha) who gave her the spirit of hard work and when you start something then you had to finish it. This pattern is still present in her everyday life. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois with her brother, many cousins, and many friends. One thing about living in the city and having parents from Mississippi and Alabama, they always were kept busy being active in family first, sports, and recreational activities. She always had a knack of being very creative and using her ingenuity. During her high school years, her artistic talents shone brightly as she loved to sew all her own clothes and participates in fashion shows with HER original designs and gained many friends as other designers and models as well. Her Mom and Dad always were very supportive of her endeavors because she did have talent.After high school, Pattie worked at the postal service for seven years and found that that was not the place where she wanted to retire and enrolled for the second time in college only this time she was really serious and embarked in broadcasting as a discipline. It fared well and she was hired at WBBM CBS Radio and her career was on a steady target. She has had other businesses as an entrepreneur and gained her master’s degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management.Pattie had an English professor told her to never stop writing because he felt she was good at it and she needed to proclaim herself in that arena. Over the years, she has written proposals, magazine articles, wrote for corporate America, finally taking her English instructor’s words sincerely… to write. Although she loves to write, she is also a people person.Pattie Thomas has worked in the entertainment industry for more than fourteen years in theatre, radio, film, and television. She helped the movement of arts and culture in Chicago by using her expertise, love for the arts, and mentoring individuals. She is a native of Illinois and mother of two children and has a granddaughter.


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Titles At Your Library

Other People Issues: Get Rid of Negativity Self-Help Your Way Back to Happiness
ISBN: 144901819X

AuthorHouse. 2009

Are you sick and tired of allowing individuals to direct negative attitudes, emotions, or actions in your life? Other People Issues is a means to an end to control your lifestyle and get you back on track with proven methods to safeguard from being a victim to becoming a victor when in negative relationships. Your issues and mindset is not like others who bring problems, worry, lack of self-confidence, or depression into your life. In this book, Pattie Thomas believes in a stunning vision to reclaim doing small things to gain control of being happy again. Peace of mind means everything and Thomas shares compelling actions to take by using a fresh look of self-actualization --- for a deeper understanding in relationships. She believes if you do your part in self-realization… you can self heal in a world filled with chaos, divorce, low commitment, and abuse.

Jealous Lion: Finds Friends
ISBN: 1477289097

AuthorHouse. 2012

Jealous Lion has no friends because of a selfish attitude until hunters try to capture him. He makes the correct choice to be friends with other jungle animals. They teach Jealous Lion to always keep a good attitude in life. Jealous Lion teaches children life skills in a fun way.


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