Patchwork Reality: Happily Married to a Schizophrenic by Pauline Hansen

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Patchwork Reality

Patchwork Reality

Through a series of dreams and delusions, Curtis Hansen becomes convinced that he and his wife, Pauline, are part of an intricate game devised for the entertainment of wealthy onlookers. To win, the couple must stay together despite a series of temptations and trials designed to break up their marriage. After playing “The Game” with Curtis for nine arduous years, Pauline makes a shocking discovery. Read the riveting account of her decade in the dark and her return to reality after Curtis is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

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Born and raised in a tiny town in southern Utah, Pauline Hansen met and married her sweetheart, Curtis Hansen, in 1987. They are the parents of five children ranging in age from seventeen to twenty-six. After raising their own children to an independent age, Pauline and Curtis became certified for foster care and enjoyed helping children and families in difficult circumstances. With the publication of Patchwork Reality, they hope to be a source of encouragement and enlightenment for anyone in a similar or related situation. Pauline received an associate degree from Dixie State College in 2004 and currently works as a teacher’s aid in the special education department at their local high school. Patchwork Reality is her first published work. Pauline will be a presenter at the Write Here in Ephraim writer’s conference March 29 at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.
This or That?
TV or Movies?   Definitely movies. I love to watch movies, but I actually don’t watch any TV at all.
Black or White?     White, but if I really had my choice, color, and LOTS of it!
Night owl, or early bird?  Neither. I’m an in-betweener, I guess
Print or Ebook?   May the printed book live forever and ever!
Chocolate or Vanilla?   Chocolate
Coke or Pepsi?         Neither
Horror or Romance?      Definitely romance, with zero horror on the sidePizza or Pasta?    Oooo, do I have to choose? I think pizza wins, but barely

Skittles or M&Ms?  M&M’s. They’re chocolate, need I say more?
Summer or Winter?     Summer. I love being outdoors, but I don’t like being cold
City or Country?      Country. I live where it’s about as country as you can get and I love it
Harry Potter or Twilight?   Twilight. I’ve never really re-watched or re-read the Harry Potter series, but I can watch (and read) Twilight again and again
Gum or Breath Mints?  Gum, although I keep both in my purse
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?   I love planning vacations and parties and such. The anticipation is half the fun!
PC or Mac?     PC. We’re anti-apple anything at our house, but we’ve turned it into something rather comical 🙂
Beach or Pool?      Beach, but only if it’s a really warm day and not too much wind
Cats or Dog?   It’s cats at our house. We tried the puppy thing one too many times
Apples or Oranges?   apples, but I love both
Cause or Effect?  I like to look at things (like organizing a house, for instance) and think of permanent solutions, so I would say Cause. You track down the Cause for something so you don’t have to deal with the Effect later
Heads or Tails?  Heads are the lucky ones!
Facebook or Twitter?   NOT Twitter. Still don’t get what anyone sees in Twitter
Truth or Dare?   Truth. I’m a wuss
Text or Talk?   Neither, but Talk if I had to choose one (I carry only a trac phone, and about 7 people know my trac phone number. I hate cell phones)
Introvert or Extrovert?   I think I’m an in-betweener on this one, too, although my answer to Text or Talk would tell otherwise 🙂




  1. Great Q&A! I’m actually studying psychology and I find he book very interesting! Adding it to my tbr! 🙂