From Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul

Who Is Janet Matthews?

Janet Matthews (née Patterson) is a Canadian freelance writer and editor. After having spent the first twenty years of her professional life in Toronto’s fast-paced fashion photography and advertising industry, Janet was asked in 1997 by Raymond Aaron to help produce and edit Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul. When she was invited to coauthor Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, she jumped at the opportunity to use her unique skills and talents to help create this very special Canadian book. Janet says, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity both to speak to so many Canadians from all across the country and to help them tell their stories. I’ve been touched and inspired and moved to tears so many times.”

In addition to writing, editing and collecting Chicken Soup stories, Janet is working with Daniel Keenan to produce a book-sized version of “The Navy’s Baby,” a wonderfully inspiring story that appears in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul. She is also compiling stories for a book on true spiritual experiences, life-changing awarenesses and miracles to be published in 2004. It will be a collection of stories to inspire and uplift spiritual seekers of all backgrounds.

After having read thousands of stories from parents all over the world for Parent’s Soul, and then thousands more from Canadians for Canadian Soul, Janet now teaches a workshop on how to write a great story from the heart. While seeking stories for Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, she has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows across Canada, and she is available for guest spots and interviews. You can contact Janet at:

Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul
2–9225 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, ON Canada L4B 3H6
905-881-8995, Ext. 28
[email protected]

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