Jack canfield and mark victor hansen are the co-founders of chicken soup for the soul. jack is the author of many bestselling books and is ceo of the canfield training group. mark is a prolific writer and has had a profound influence in the field of human potential through his library of audios, videos, and articles. jack and mark have received many awards and honors, including a guinness world records certificate for having seven books from the chicken soup for the soul series on the new york times bestseller list on may 24, 1998. you can reach them at www.jackcanfield.com and www.markvictorhansen.com. amy newmark has been chicken soup for the souls publisher, coauthor, and editor-in-chief for the last six years, after a 30-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst, and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. amy is a chartered financial analyst and a magna cum laude graduate of harvard college, where she majored in portuguese, minored in french, and traveled extensively. she and her husband have four grown children. after a long career writing books on telecommunications, voluminous financial reports, business plans, and corporate press releases, chicken soup for the soul is a breath of fresh air for amy. she loves creating these life-changing books for chicken soup for the souls wonderful readers. she has coauthored and/or edited more than 100 chicken soup for the soul books.