Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman

Thank You

This project started back in 2012 when our senior editor, Barbara LoMonaco, suggested we collect stories for a book called Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Independent Woman. Years passed while we thought about it, and then as we watched the news, and the Women’s March, and the increased number of women running for political office, we realized it was time for Barbara’s book to come out, but as Empowered Woman instead of Independent Woman. So first thanks go to Barbara for getting the ball rolling on this book, and for reading most of the thousands of stories that were submitted. She was joined in this effort by Susan Heim and Elaine Kimbler.

Susan Heim did the preliminary round of editing after Amy chose the stories from several hundred semifinalists, and Associate Publisher D’ette Corona continued to be Amy’s right-hand woman in creating the final manuscript and working with all our wonderful writers. Barbara LoMonaco and Kristiana Pastir, along with outside proofreader Elaine Kimbler, jumped in at the end to proof, proof, proof. And yes, there will always be typos anyway, so feel free to let us know about them at [email protected], and we will correct them in future printings.

The whole publishing team deserves a hand, including Senior Director of Marketing Maureen Peltier, Senior Director of Production Victor Cataldo, executive assistant Mary Fisher, editor Ronelle Frankel, and graphic designer Daniel Zaccari who turned our manuscript into this beautiful book.

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