About the Author

While attempting to wrangle a press pass from a Philadelphia newspaper to meet the Beatles, Philadelphia-native Patricia Gallo-Stenman, then a teenager in blue-collar Southwest Philly of the 1960s, was invited to write a weekly column for teenagers. Teen to Teen launched her writing career. Patricia went on to work as a staff writer for the Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin.

A graduate of Temple University and the University of Stockholm (Sweden) International Graduate School, and an award-winning copywriter, Patricia practiced journalism in northern Europe for nearly twenty-five years. She has also written about the Beatles for Discover, The Sunday Bulletin Magazine.