Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home

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 other people who are making a home. As we read and edited these stories, we were truly moved by your experiences and inspired by your great advice. We appreciate your willingness to share these personal, heartfelt stories with our readers, even the ones in which you confess a do-it-yourself disaster!

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 senior editor Barbara LoMonaco, who read all the submissions to this volume, and narrowed down the list to a manageable size. Our assistant publisher D’ette Corona did her normal masterful job of working with the contributors to approve our edits and answer any questions we had, as well as helping select many of the stories in the final manuscript. And managing editor and production coordinator Kristiana Pastir proofread and managed the metamorphosis from Word document to printed book, a process that never fails to amaze me.

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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