Sadly, I can no longer afford to keep this website up and running. I don’t know when the hosting will  stop, but I’m suspending my end of it on November 1st. Hopefully you will enjoy the archives while it’s still running.

I’m not sure how this all works. I AM keeping the dealing with divas domain name. Just because.

Thank you for your support for the past 11 years!


Eleven Years and Counting

It’s still amazing to me that I wrote and published my book, Dealing with Divas, 11 years ago next month! Some days it feels like it just happened. Other days, I look back and see how much I’ve accomplished in both my personal and professional life and shake my head. The biggest thing I have learned over these past years is how to take criticism and praise graciously. The majority of my reviews have been very positive. If anything, the criticism is that I needed to write MORE than I did. I take that as a good thing.

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     I knew people might not like the way I approached the subject of dealing with difficult people. My book isn’t about drama but about how YOU choose the work environment you want, giving you tools along the way.  What I wasn’t as prepared for was the outpouring of support.  It has been a very humbling experience. I’ve been asked to speak about the message of my book on occasion over the years (radio shows, magazine articles, book signings) which has forced me to go outside of my comfort zone. Ultimately, I found I really do love talking about the positive impact my book has had on people.

It’s been a great ride and I want to thank all of you for being there with me on the journey.


   If you are still trying to figure out what to give someone for the holidays, buy my book! Not only is it unique but it would be fun to buy for a secret Santa gift, or as a gift exchange item. Do you really want to buy another candle?! Give this book to the Diva in your life. You can order Dealing with Divas on my website or at Thanks again for your support!

Mystery Bloggers

If you are new to my site:  Check out my Mystery Bloggers!

The Mystery Bloggers are all celebrity personal assistants who prefer to not use their real names or to identify who they work for. That said, they do tell stories about what it’s like to be them — this is their forum — a safe place for them to vent, laugh, cry, whatever.

Use search for mystery blogger and you will find headings like this: MYSTERY BLOGGER for all the past blogs they have done. Some day I would love to take all their stories and put them in Book #2!


Miss Know It All

Dear Miss Know-It-All,

            I know people write you because they’re unhappy with their jobs, but I actually like mine! My real question is, why don’t I have enough time to write that novel? It seems by the time I’m done with work, it’s all I can do to eat some dinner and go to bed.

            Crunched for Time

Dear Crunched,

            First of all, congratulations on enjoying your job. I like mine too! My guess is, because you like what you’re doing, you gladly put in long hours or go the extra mile for your boss. It appears you don’t have time for anything else but that’s just an illusion—honest. Here’s the real question to ask yourself: am I as passionate about writing that novel as I am about my day job? It’s my experience that people with a passion about something find time to make it a part of their lives. So, are you willing to get up an hour early every day and sit in front of the computer, typewriter, or just a paper and pencil and write something?

            For people with a passion, their passion is often their way of Relaxing. The L.A.R.K. method uses relaxation as a needed break to nourish your body, mind, and soul. If writing is your passionate relaxation, you’ll feel inspired to work on your novel and it won’t feel like work at all.

            Years ago, I worked for the president of a major company. In his spare time, he’d written a highly successful novel, so he continued to get up at 5:00 a.m. every day without fail to write something on that paper before coming into work. Writing was his passion. Try this and let me know how things turn out for you.

            Say every day: There is plenty of time to get it done.

            Miss Know-It-All

Dear Miss Know It All

Dear Miss Know It All,MKIA

I may have done something stupid. Need your advice. When my boss travels, I make his hotel reservations. I never book them under his celebrity name. We actually use his birth name. For example: Cary Grant’s real name was Archibald Leech. So if this was for Mr. Grant, I would book it for Mr. Leech. Well, recently we had a really busy week involving sick pets, broken down cars, an some kind of virus on the computers. It was just one of those crazier than normal weeks. For some reason, I booked his recent hotel under his real name. Eek!
Now he is there and people are calling him at the hotel and finding him because of this! I mean, this isn’t Tom Hanks we’re talking about, but still, if I told you his name, he is famous enough, that this shouldn’t happen. I feel like an idiot.  How do I make this error up to him when he returns next week?

Not Thinking

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The Tina and Amy Show

…also known as the Golden Globes will be handed out this Sunday.

Many look at who is nominated and who wins as a precursor to the Academy Award front-runners.

Here’s my take on it”

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All I really care about is what Amy and Tina will be doing. Love those gals!