Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Christmas!

Thank You

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who submitted a story for this book. We know that you poured your hearts and souls into the thousands of stories that you shared with us. We appreciate your willingness to open up your lives to other Chicken Soup for the Soul readers and share your own experiences.

Working on this book in the heat of summer was a real treat. We even had Christmas music playing in our office while we read the stories. Our editor Madeline Clapps and I had a great time putting together this collection. We could only choose a small percentage of the stories that were submitted, but every single one was read and even the ones that do not appear in the book had an influence on us and on the final manuscript.

We also want to thank our assistant publisher D’ette Corona for working with all the contributors and for proofreading the manuscript. Editors Kristiana Pastir and Barbara LoMonaco did their normal magic on pre-production and proofreading. Finally, we 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.

~Amy Newmark

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