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Hi, friends!

On Wednesday, I was interviewed for a Mother's Day article that was just posted online. It will also be in Saturday's paper. Here's the link: http://www.ocregister.com/…/anne-hjelle-mauled-by-mountain…/

Anne Hjelle laughs as her three-year-old daughter ducks down and pops up behind a gray couch. With a poke of a tiny finger, the girl adjusts her turquoise glasses and gets ready to share a true sto…
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Hi, friends! Long time, no talk.

I'll have a new TV show airing just after the elections; hopefully it will provide welcome relief from the recent political chaos. 🇺🇸

In other news, I just received my royalty check and was able to buy 2 whole lattes and a scone. 😜

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Honestly, I'm truly appreciative of your support. My statement showed THOUSANDS of free book "shares" on Amazon. I'm thrilled people are spreading my message of hope and faith, even if I don't make a penny. 💕

I will post exact air dates and times of the show as they become available to me. Watch this page for updates.

God bless!

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Hey, friends!
Just wanted to let you know that a new show will be premiering this Friday night at 9 pm on Animal Planet.
Look for "Urban Predator: Lion on the Loose".
Have a great weekend!

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Here's some fun news! I'm getting ready to shoot an Animal Planet show on Friday! Elsa will get a cameo, too. It should be a very interesting show! I'll spill more details as it gets close to airing (I have no idea when that will be yet). Thanks for your support, friends!

Here's a bit of the attack scene from the upcoming Fight to Survive show (scroll down my page for the other promo). Watch the premiere on Saturday!

FIGHT TO SURVIVE tells the inspiring true stories of outdoorsmen who have faced down death in the wilderness and lived to tell their story. Adventurer, author and survivor Craig DeMartino kicks off the series with his own story.
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Here's one of two promos for the Fight to Survive story of my attack:

FIGHT TO SURVIVE tells the inspiring true stories of outdoorsmen who have faced down death in the wilderness and lived to tell their story. Adventurer, author and survivor Craig DeMartino kicks off the series with his own story.
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Whoa! Here's our show! Just a little intense...
It will premiere on Saturday (11 am for those in SoCal, I believe).
http://outdoorchannel.com/showvideos.aspx?show-id=24716

FIGHT TO SURVIVE tells the inspiring true stories of outdoorsmen who have faced down death in the wilderness and lived to tell their story. Adventurer, author and survivor Craig DeMartino kicks off the series with his own story.
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For any OC locals...I'll be speaking this Sunday night!

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Happy Friday!

This week I had the honor of working on a project about the mountain lion attack on my friend, Anne. It was gnarly... and I learned a bunch, again....

From Anne’s book, Skin Deep:

"You can be a victim, or a survivor. You can focus on the positive or the negative of your near-death experience.

That experience will be life-altering, no matter what you do. You can choose to embrace, or reject the new you –scars and all."

"Feed your faith, not your fear."

…It’s a choice!

“God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and of self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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For those who wanted to read my latest article in OC Culture mag--they just posted it online. Check it out here!

Orange County’s Anne Hjelle Was Visciously Attacked by a Mountain Lion … and lived to tell her story.
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I just received an email from the producer of Fight to Survive. My show will air on 11/23 (time TBD). You can "like" the show's FB page to stay up-to-date. Believe it or not, although my sit-down interview was shot in April, we have still not shot the re-enactment--that will take place in late September. A lot more goes into these shows than you may realize! We'll have some fun surprises in the re-enactment. I'll share more later. It should be great to see how it all comes together! Thanks for your support, friends!

https://www.facebook.com/fighttosurvive.outdoorchannel…

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I haven't had a chance to grab a copy for myself yet, but thought I'd share! This came out today.
https://instagram.com/p/7HMv_6JjHT/

“#AnneHjelle 🙌 This woman survived a viscous attack by an #orangecounty #mountainlion. Read her incredible story of survival in the September issue of…”
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Julian is to Mick what Debi is to me.
What an amazing friend!
http://goodmenproject.com/…/what-mick-fannings-shark-attac…/

"Rather than paddle toward the beach, you started paddling toward Mick."
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Today, I was contacted by an L.A. Times reporter who was looking for my opinion on the current situation with P-22, the infamous Griffith Park mountain lion. Monday, P-22 was found hiding out under a house in Los Feliz. Officials tried to coax him out, but he stood his ground, even as news crews looked on from the ground and air. He is a savvy beast; one that has somehow managed to stay alive despite several freeway crossings and a recent near-death experience with mange and ...rat poison. When the reporter called me today, she said she wanted a quote from someone who would NOT be happy to hear that P-22 was roaming in human habitat.

She called the wrong person.

I was attacked by a lion that was NOT displaying typical lion behavior--a very rare occurrence. Generally speaking, the mountain lions in our local parks (and they are in ALL of our local parks) want nothing to do with people. They watch us, sometimes follow us, but are rarely seen. The fact that we can co-exist with VERY few interactions is amazing. But, if you choose to live on the edge of a wilderness area, don't act surprised when wild animals cross over your imaginary property line. I believe the DF&G officials did the right thing by leaving P-22 alone and allowing him to make his way back to his wide-spread territory in Griffith Park. Hopefully, he lives a long and healthy life. Please respect wildlife and take care of our wilderness areas--keep the wilderness wild!

xoxo
Anne

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Done with the sit down interview with Outdoor Channel! Tomorrow, I'll be biking at Whiting with the host of the show, Craig. Wish me luck—I haven't been on my mountain bike in years!

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Tonight, I was asked to speak to a local bike team about the Mark Reynolds Bike Fund. I was simply supposed to tell a bit about the backstory and describe what the fund does for local kids. Halfway through, I broke down crying--I could not speak for several minutes. Those who know me realize how rare this is--I only cry once every 3 years. Haha! But, when I was describing my reasons for wanting to be a part of this fabulous non-profit, I couldn't contain my emotions. Moral of my story? Every person needs to find a cause that has the power to affect you in this way. #findyourpurpose BTW, to the woman videotaping tonight--keep that footage under wraps.

Welcome to all the newcomers! Given the number of new "likes", I'm assuming a show recently re-aired. Only two more weeks until I shoot a new episode for the Outdoor Channel. I'll try to post some pics from the two-day shoot. We'll be doing a sit-down interview the first day, then we'll visit the scene of the attack on the second day. As a bonus, my friend and hero, Debi will be flying in for the interview! I'm so excited to see her--it's been way too long.