Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven

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 that you shared with us, and ultimately with each other. As we read and edited these stories, we were truly amazed by your experiences. We appreciate your willingness to share these inspiring and encouraging stories with our readers.

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. We owe special thanks to our editors Kristiana Glavin, D’ette Corona, and Jeanne Blandford, who read the stories that were submitted for this book and narrowed the list down to a more manageable number of finalists. Kristi did a fabulous job creating a first manuscript and selecting the inspirational quotes that start off each story, and D’ette did her normal masterful job of working with the contributors to approve our edits and answer any questions we had. Barbara LoMonaco and Madeline Clapps served as our very capable proofreaders.

We also owe a special thanks to our creative director and book producer, Brian Taylor at Pneuma Books, for his brilliant vision for our covers and interiors.

~Amy Newmark

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