Anette Christensen, born and raised in Denmark, began her career by helping develop international charity programs. Later she became a language teacher for college students, and then, with her husband, ran a travel agency and a real estate agency. Now semi-retired and living in Turkey, she writes and focuses on personal growth. For years Anette traveled in many parts of the world. Her experiences with various cultures have enabled her to engage with people with a different outlook on life than her own. She is eager to learn from others and finds joy in embracing the difference of others, spotting the uniqueness that she believes is within each individual. It was only upon Mercedes Sosa's death that Christensen discovered this influential and important Argentine singer. Captivated by Sosa's voice and presence, Christensen immersed herself in Sosa's music and life. In doing so, she discovered the restoring impact of positive connection. In a sincere, straightforward and compassionate way the author motivates the reader to push forward on their personal journeys and her inspiring discoveries will enable the reader to use life's challenges as a stepping stone for growth. Mercedes Sosa - The Voice of Hope has been in the making for almost ten years and is a product of a life fully lived.
"In this work, you will find a new and touching perspective on our beloved Mercedes. It is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute honoring the life of my mother. Thank you, Anette, for all your efforts in the name of the Mercedes Sosa Foundation."-Fabian Matus, son of Mercedes Sosa and president of The Mercedes Sosa Foundation."Christensen writes in the present-tense, which gives it an immediacy that's not only powerful and gripping, but it helps to bring this remarkable woman to life. The writing itself is clear, unpretentious and often eloquent, much like Sosa's music. There are times when the author's voice and creativity blends with the material, which is often the case in good historical writing. It's impossible for a biographer to know for sure what a subject is thinking, for example, but in using good research together with a well-honed instinct and empathy, delivering those thoughts to the reader can be a transcendent as well as informative experience. Christensen manages this beautifully." -Charles Musser, film historian, documentary maker, author and professor of Film and Media Studies"The Author's profound connection with Mercedes Sosa and subsequent transformation is a testament of the restoring impact of positive connections. The author does more than just entertain the reader or spark the reader's interest. She spreads hope and knowledge."-Pauline Skeates, Therapist, Director of Insight-International and Developer of Insight Focused Therapy, New Zealand