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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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A native of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Cathy Elliott has lived in the Darlington, South Carolina area since 1993.

Cathy began her journalism career in 1994 as a columnist for Darlington’s weekly newspaper, the News and Press, and was named that publication’s first female editor in 1995. In 1996, she co-founded the arts and entertainment weekly magazine Five O’clock Friday. In 2000, she made the move to NASCAR, serving as director of public relations at Darlington Raceway for seven years. Her weekly opinion column, On NASCAR, is syndicated nationally through the NASCAR Public Relations department’s media Web site.

Cathy is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and the South Carolina Press Association, where she has received numerous awards for excellence in journalism. In addition to stock car racing, she loves beagles, the beach, and the UNC Tarheels, not necessarily in that order.

Cathy returned to the News and Press in 2007, where she currently serves as both editor and publisher.

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