Miss Know It All

MKIADear Miss Know It All,

I have a question about getting a job. I’m nineteen years old and in my first year of college. When I look for work, I’m told I need experience first before they will hire me, but I need a job so I can have that experience. It all just seems like a vicious cycle to me. Help!

Looking for Work

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Confidentiality Agreements

Okay, so you may or may not already know this, but it bears repeating: celebrity personal assistants usually have to sign a confidentiality agreement before they can begin working with a famous person. Basically you (the assistant) aren’t allowed to tell the public what you’re doing, or more to the point, what your celebrity is doing. Most of the time the working relationship is cordial and the work frankly boring. But there are those juicy moments the media would love to be a fly on the wall. Continue reading “Confidentiality Agreements”

Meet Mystery Blogger Jordan!

Boundaries: Knowing When to Stop

Hi, fellow assistants! I would like to introduce myself. Let’s call me Jordan. Like you, I walk the showbiz assistant beat. While I was reading the blog by JDUBZ, it dawned on me that an important subject to discuss is boundaries. Let’s face it: assistants have to be the ones that set them. When you go through the door for the first time as an assistant, walk in with an idea of what you will and will not put up with, period. It’s essential for every assistant to protect her or himself. That is, unless you want to be driving down a canyon with a car with no brakes. Let me explain… Continue reading “Meet Mystery Blogger Jordan!”

Divas in London

MY BOOK AT THE LONDON BOOK FAIR! CLICK ON THE PICTURE!
iUniverse Brings Something New to Merry Olde England

On April 14, the iUniverse New Title Showcase ventured somewhere it had never gone before—London. A collection of iUniverse titles were featured at the London Book Fair, making this the first showcase appearance for iUniverse books in the United Kingdom. The platform gave iUniverse Editor’s Choice authors an exclusive opportunity to get their books in the hands of a new set of purchasers who fit their target audience.

On the Radio

I just finished my radio interview on www.drpatshow.com! 1150 AM in Seattle.

Dr. Pat is based in Seattle and if you check out the website, you’ll see that she usually talks to major folks like Deepak Chopra and my boss, Louise Hay, among many others – I was blessed to be asked!

We had a lot of fun and I appreciate Dr. Pat telling people about my blog and site. Tune in anytime and my interview should be up on their site probably next week in the archives.

Meet Mystery Blogger JDUBZ!

Please welcome our Mystery Blogger – jdubz – and feel free to comment on the blog!!

First I apologize to Shelley for being late on this.  Reason being I had intentions to write on boundaries but in true form of what a “blog’ is I thought it be best to be “of the moment’ and write what is actually on my mind and going on in my life right now which is:

I’m looking for a job.   Continue reading “Meet Mystery Blogger JDUBZ!”

FINALIST!!!

I just received this email (May 14, 2008):

I am writing to let you know that we are now notifying all Finalists and category Winners for the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

I am delighted to give you the good news that your book has been named a Finalist in the Entertainment category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!

WOW! My little book is a finalist for the INDIE BOOK AWARD!!!! I can’t believe it!

I won’t know until the end of the month what my competition is, but who cares?

DEALING WITH DIVAS will be on the www.indiebookawards.com web site for the rest of 2008 whether I win the top prize or not.

AWESOME!

Mystery Bloggers

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Be prepared to be dazzled by FOUR different celebrity personal assistants who will be blogging anonymously in the next few days. Personally, I know I’ll be checking back regularly to see what they have to say. I hope you will too!

Also, I hope you’ll sign up for my free newsletter. It will be posted here on the web site, but if you prefer to get it faster, then sign up and it will be delivered to your mailbox each month.

Hollywood Book Fair

Mark your calendars for July 12, 2008 – that’s the date for this year’s Hollywood Book Fair. I will be there with my book at Barnes & Noble as part of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) booth. We’ll be at The Grove at 3rd and Fairfax – see you there!