Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

Thank You

We owe huge thanks to all of our contributors. We know that you poured your hearts and souls into the thousands of stories and poems that you shared with us, and ultimately with each other. We appreciate your willingness to open up your lives to other Chicken Soup for the Soul readers and help them through their own losses with your words of wisdom and your personal memories. Writing these stories was a selfless act of sharing, and we hope that putting your thoughts on paper was helpful to you as well and contributed to your healing.

We could only publish a small percentage of the stories that were submitted, but we read every single one and even the ones that do not appear in the book had an influence on us and on the final manuscript. Reading these stories was an emotional experience for us, as we shared in your pain and grief, and tried to imagine what it would be like to be in your shoes, so we owe special thanks to our editor Barbara LoMonaco, who read every submission to this book and narrowed the list down to about 300 semi-finalists. Our assistant publisher, D’ette Corona, worked with all the contributors as kindly and competently as always, obtaining their approvals for our edits and the quotations we carefully chose to begin each story. And editors Kristiana Glavin and Madeline Clapps performed their normal masterful proofreading.

We also owe a very special thanks to our creative director and book producer, Brian Taylor at Pneuma Books, for his brilliant vision for our covers and interiors. Finally, none of this would be possible without the business and creative leadership of our CEO, Bill Rouhana, and our president, Bob Jacobs.

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