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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride

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 many 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, 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Susan M. Heim is a longstanding author and editor, specializing in parenting, women’s and Christian issues. After the birth of her twin boys in 2003, Susan left her desk job as a Senior Editor at 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 published books include Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times; Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Mothers; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women; Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family; 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; and, Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons. She is also working on a fiction book for teens and young adults.

Susan’s articles and stories have appeared in many books, websites, and magazines, including TWINS Magazine and Angels on Earth. She writes a parenting blog, “Susan Heim on Parenting,” at And she is the founder of TwinsTalk, a website with tips, advice and stories about raising twins and multiples, at

Susan and her husband Mike are the parents of four active sons, who are in elementary 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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