Pat Kruis Tellinghusen
Pat Kruis Tellinghusen drew on her skills as a news reporter to interview people and research news reports and advertising of the day. She based vignettes in World War II Radio Christmas on the experiences of people who lived through the war years. Tapestry Theatre Company originally produced her Christmas From Home series, one for each of the war years. Her plays have also been produced by Coaster Theater Company, and the Young Professionals company of the Oregon Children's Theater. Ms. Tellinghusen has also written two children's musicals, The Kaleidoscope Kingdom, and On the Road to Trust.