From Chicken Soup for the Father & Daughter Soul

Who Is Nancy Autio?

Nancy Autio graduated from Arizona State University in May 1994 with a B.S. in Nursing. After graduation, Nancy worked at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. In September 1994, Nancy moved back to her native Los Angeles and became involved with the Chicken Soup series. Nancy’s intentions were to help finish A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul and then return to nursing. However, in December of that year, she was asked to continue on full time as part of the Chicken Soup team. Nancy put nursing on hold and became Director of Story Acquisitions, working closely with Jack and Mark on all Chicken Soup for the Soul projects.

Nancy says that what she is most thankful for is her move back to L.A., where she could be there for her mother, Linda Mitchell, during her bout with breast cancer. Out of that struggle, Nancy coauthored, along with her sister, Patty Aubery, Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Stories of Courage and Inspiration from Those Who Have Survived Cancer. Little did she know that the book would become her own inspiration when her dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999.

Nancy also coauthored Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul, Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul, Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. Nancy now enjoys being a full-time mom and resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, Kirk Autio, daughter, Molly Anne, dogs, Kona and Cora, and three cats.

You may contact Nancy Autio at:

P.O. Box 30880
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
phone: 805-682-6311
fax: 805-682-0872
e-mail: [email protected]

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