Amazon.com is another word for God

Okay I am becoming addicted to checking my standings at amazon.com AKA my new “God” these days.

I am now #29!

I am neck and neck (but ahead of) Diary of a Caterer by Jennifer Heigl. Take that Jen! And remember my last post? The 4th Edition of the Restaurant Manager’s Guide…or something like that? He was #1. WELL NOT ANY MORE! Ha! That book has been beaten out by a book written about Las Vegas.

Divas is Reviewed!

Got my first internet review of Dealing with Divas this weekend!

Jessica Roberts of bookpleasures.com wrote:

“This book proved to be absolutely delightful to review, no doubt aided by author Anderson’s sense of humour when discussing work related situations. Usually books of this genre are mainly dull, however this one indeed was very entertaining, and I even caught myself laughing in places.”

She laughed! She cried!

To read the entire review, click here!

Mystery Blogger Fiona: Knock Knock Who’s There 3

KNOCK, KNOCK, WHO’S THERE?
Part Three by Fiona

In our last installment, we began by differentiating between uninvited guests in the celebrity world ranging from simple nuisances (as in business associates who show up unannounced or fans who just want to see where movie stars live) and the truly terrifying—and dangerous: stalkers. A good book to read on this subject is Detective Mike Proctor’s, How To Stop A Stalker. It contains detailed information and resources that is useful for celebrity personal assistants who might have to deal with a stalker situation. From my own personal experiences (which I will share with you), the biggest asset you will have in dealing with a stalker is your own ability to keep calm in order to protect not only the people who employ you, but to protect yourself. Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Fiona: Knock Knock Who’s There 3”

On the Internet

Well July has entered with a BANG!

Although there were two typos in the interview (let it go Shell!!!), I’m still really stoked to be officially on the net! As of today at 10:00 am PST, my interview by Norm Goldman is on the following sites:

bookpleasures.com

authorsden.com

amapedia.amazon.com

digg.com/arts_culture

searchwarp.com

americanchronicle.com

click here to read my interview with Norm

PS  I was also featured in the iamadiva.com newsletter last week! Whoot!

Number 50 on Amazon

Ranking #50 on Amazon sounds exciting. Especially when you discover that you’ve beat out The Reluctant Spa Director by Skip Williams and Hospitality Management by Matt Casado – ha!

However, the #1 book in my category is still the Fourth Edition of the Restuarant Management Handbook. It costs only $50.37 – slashed from $79.95!!

Heck you can buy FIVE of my books for one of his.

I’m just sayin’.

Mystery Blogger Jdubz: Boundaries

Okay, it’s been a while, but as promised, this post will be my thoughts of boundaries.

While Jordan covered it very well, I thought I would give my own experience and my advice on how to help create some boundaries.

First, know that the boundaries HAVE to come from you. They will not come from your employer. Also know, that is what separates a career EPA / PA and the personal assistant wannabe. Basically all employers want boundaries, but are probably not going be the first to step over them. Plus boundaries can be very, very vague. Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Jdubz: Boundaries”

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So will I!! We want to keep encouraging them to write, right? Thanks!

PS Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Mystery Blogger: Fiona: Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

KNOCK, KNOCK, WHO’S THERE?
Part Two by Fiona

In my last blog regarding the way that celebrity personal assistants are called upon to act as gatekeepers, I discussed an annoying but relatively harmless intrusion upon my employer’s privacy. Celebrities are notoriously unavailable to those wishing an audience to grant a favor, for example. They have to be. Not only do they work long and exhausting hours on the set, they are often bombarded with unwanted demands on their free time. Continue reading “Mystery Blogger: Fiona: Knock, Knock, Who’s There?”