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.
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!
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”
Today I was a part of the Hollywood Book Festival held at The Grove in Los Angeles. It was an interesting day. The Greater Los Angeles Area Writers Society had a booth, and since I’m a member I was invited to bring my wares and set up for a few hours. Continue reading “Hollywood Book Festival Follow-up”
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:
click here to read my interview with Norm
PS I was also featured in the iamadiva.com newsletter last week! Whoot!
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’.
Well, everyone, here’s the article written by Guy Adams of the UK paper – The Independent – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Luckily, my little blurb (toward the end of the article) is fine. But Guy definitely drops names like beads of sweat after a heavy workout.
My, my. Thoughts??
Click here to read Guy Adams Article on celebrity assistants
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”
I hope you’re enjoying reading my blog and also my mystery bloggers’ blogs. If so, please take a moment and leave a comment. The mystery bloggers in particular will really appreciate it.
So will I!! We want to keep encouraging them to write, right? Thanks!
PS Hope you had a lovely weekend.
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?”