Janet Matthews is a bestselling author, free-lance editor and inspirational speaker. After spending the first twenty years of her professional life in Toronto’s fast paced fashion-photography and advertising industry, in 1997 she became involved with producing Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul. When Jack Canfield invited her to coauthor Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, she jumped at the chance. When it was released in 2002 it shot right to the top of the bestseller lists all across Canada. Since 2002, Janet has been inspiring audiences across Canada with her heartfelt journey of creating this unique Canadian book. With her stories, anecdotes and passionate delivery, Janet lights up a room.
Since 2003, Janet has utilized her editorial expertise to help other authors bring their books of personal or spiritual growth to publication. Working with American coauthor Daniel Keenan she completed a book-sized version of The Navy’s Baby, an amazing story first appearing in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul. She has stories in seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books and, with the release of Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada, Janet is thrilled to once again be part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family.
An eclectic individual with diverse interests and talents, Janet is a certified Love Yourself Heal Your Life workshop leader with training based on the philosophy of Louise Hay. She is a certified canoeing instructor, a couturier seamstress, and a passionate skater. She also plays the violin.
Now living in Aurora, Ontario, Janet has been a guest on countless television and radio talk shows across Canada, and gives a very dynamic interview. She is generally available for guest speaking spots and interviews, and you may contact her through www.janetmatthews.ca or www.canadiansoul.com.