Patricia T. Tanenbaum

A little bit about me, Patti. I am a proud California native raised in Beverly Hills. Ventured to UC Berkeley where upon graduation I was swept away by my husband to New York City. What was a Social Science Field Major to do in NYC? I combed the pavements and found a job as an assistant teacher in a private school. So began my teaching career and lifelong devotion to kids.

Then, after criss-crossing the country, packing and repacking, our family finally landed! Amazingly, 2 blocks from where I was raised! Life consisted of raising 3 children, lots of volunteer leadership and the Co-Founding of, and long-spanning involvement with the Community Service Learning Program K-12 for Beverly Hills Unified Schools. In between, my husband served as Mayor of Beverly Hills for two terms. I became an in house political consultant and event planner too.

Most recently, I began writing children's books for 4 - 9 year olds emphasizing  Kids Helping Kids, along with my incubator buddy, Carol Zaslow. We were both preemies, had moms named Marge, poodles as pets and loved the color yellow, became teachers, and began service programs for our kids as PTA volunteer leaders. Imagine! We were out of touch for decades! A match made in heaven?! So, now we are writing partners.  Our first book, BIG Shaggy Max, has just been published, available via with immediate links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Archway Publishing.

Again, welcome to PAZAZZ! We are very excited about our journey with you.


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