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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family

Meet Our Authors

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which Time magazine has called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade.” Jack is also the co-author of eight other bestselling books.

Jack is the CEO of the Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, and founder of the Foundation for Self-Esteem in Culver City, California. He has conducted intensive personal and professional development seminars on the principles of success for more than a million people in twenty-three countries. Jack is a dynamic keynote speaker and he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at more than 1,000 corporations, universities, professional conferences and conventions, and has been seen by millions more on national television shows such as The Today Show, Fox and Friends, Inside Edition, Hard Copy, CNN’s Talk Back Live, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News.

Jack has received many awards and honors, including three honorary doctorates and a Guinness World Records Certificate for having seven books from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series appearing on the New York Times bestseller list on May 24, 1998.

You can reach Jack at:

Jack Canfield
P.O. Box 30880 • Santa Barbara, CA 93130
phone: 805-563-2935 • fax: 805-563-2945


Mark Victor Hansen is the co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul, along with Jack Canfield. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, bestselling author, and marketing maven. Mark’s powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have created powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.

Mark is a prolific writer with many bestselling books in addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Mark has had a profound influence in the field of human potential through his library of audios, videos, and articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, wealth building, publishing success, and personal and professional development. He is also the founder of the MEGA Seminar Series.

He has appeared on Oprah, CNN, and The Today Show. He has been quoted in Time, U. S. News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur and has given countless radio interviews, assuring our planet’s people that “You can easily create the life you deserve.”

Mark has received numerous awards that honor his entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropic heart, and business acumen. He is a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

You can reach Mark at:

Mark Victor Hansen & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 7665 • Newport Beach, CA 92658
phone: 949-764-2640 • fax: 949-722-6912


Amy Newmark is the publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul, after a thirty-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst, and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively. She is also the mother of two children in college and two grown stepchildren who are recent college graduates.

After a long career writing books on telecommunications, voluminous financial reports, business plans, and corporate press releases, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a breath of fresh air for Amy. She has fallen in love with Chicken Soup for the Soul and its life-changing books, and really enjoys putting these books together for Chicken Soup’s wonderful readers. She has co-authored more than two dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

You can reach Amy and the rest of the Chicken Soup for the Soul team via e-mail through [email protected].


Susan M. Heim is a longstanding author and editor, specializing in parenting, multiples, women’s and Christian issues. After the birth of her fraternal twin boys, Austen and Caleb, Susan left her desk job as a Senior Editor for a publishing company and has never looked back. Being a work-at-home mother allows her to follow her two greatest passions: parenting and writing.

Susan’s books include Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More; Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power; It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence; Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year; Moms of Multiples’ Devotions to Go; and, Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons. Susan also hopes to venture into fiction writing in the future.

Her articles and stories have appeared in many books, websites, and magazines, including TWINS Magazine and Angels on Earth. Susan writes an online column for Mommies Magazine called “Loving and Living with Twins and Multiples.” She shares her thoughts and experiences about raising children in today’s world through her blog, “Susan Heim on Parenting,” at Susan is also an expert on twins and multiples for, and a parenting expert for

Susan is the founder of TwinsTalk, a website where parents share tips, advice and stories about raising twins and multiples, at She is a member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Southeastern Writers Association.

Susan is married to Mike, whose ever-present support enables Susan to pursue a career she loves. They are the parents of four active sons, who are in elementary school, high school and college! You can reach Susan at [email protected] and visit her website at Join her on Twitter and Facebook by searching for ParentingAuthor.

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