From Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler's Soul

Who Is Maria Nickless?

Maria Nickless is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul. She is also the former Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. Maria oversaw campaigns for over forty-five Chicken Soup titles, including successfully orchestrating The Largest Book Signing Event in History in 1998, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Recently she has begun speaking at bridal shows, sharing the message “You’re Not Marrying Your Wedding Day” to brides. Also, continuing in her passion for marketing, Maria hosts workshops and coaches new authors and writers on book marketing.

Prior to working for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc., Maria was in real-estate development, where she was involved in project management and corporate event programs. Having a passion for event planning, over the years Maria has led community-driven charity events through her local church congregation. She is a member of Leadership Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization designed to empower citizens in their commitment to community service.

Maria resides in southern California with her husband, Ward, and children, Madison and Jack. Maria is also an avid photographer and enjoys antique shopping with her husband. When she’s not “busy,” Maria loves spending time with her mommy friends and basking in the love of her children as she watches them grow.

If you wish to contact Maria, please e-mail her at [email protected] or visit www.bridesoul.com.

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