PA Dom Whit #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

A bit about myself, hmmm, this seems to always be the hardest of questions. Lets just start with the norm, I am mom of two daughters, who I homeschool. Yes, that means I am a stay at home mom! I married my best friend; we have been together going on 16 years. I am a pet lover and have loads (the hubs is not thrilled with this little quirk). I have for as long as can remember been an avid book lover, which lead to the best job ever. A few things people might not know is, I have a Master of Science in Psychology, I enjoy sewing or cross-stitching and I am a coffee addict…love the nectar of the gods!

How long have you been a PA?

I have had the absolute privilege of being called a PA for about 15 months! It is such a blast working with these wonderful ladies and assisting them in their careers.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Honestly, even as an avid reader for the last 30 years, it never dawned on me that one could be a PA for their favorite authors. I was still thinking of the old school or classic process of going through a publishing house. Yes, the thought is laughable, but I was more of a reader and less activate on social media. Once I gained social media, I realized that the indie author movement was huge, and got a glimpse of the process authors take to get their books to the masses!

What do you do as a PA?

As a PA I support my authors in any way that I can! An idea of what I assist with is helping create graphics, supporting during a takeover, recommending others to love their work as much as I do! I do my best to ensuring the author reader groups are fun and engaging. I also get the pleasure of reading their books and listening to audiobooks too! I will attend a few signings to support them through that process, BABE is going to be so exciting!

Do you have any quirks while working?

I do not have any unusual quirks while working, unless having a toddler in my lap while I create games or graphics a quirk!

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future is to continue supporting my authors, they truly are amazing ladies with hearts of gold! My goal is to have a front row seat watching their career grow and prosper and I am thankful to be a part of it!

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

My advice to new PAs or people who want to start PAing, is to be diligent and work hard for your author, because they become your author and not just an author. Be honest with them, let them know what you are or are not capable of creating or accomplishing. Do not hesitate to ask questions of them and other PAs, they have been here a bit longer! Be friendly and understanding of the readers, who are anticipating the next book, or signing or a plethora of other things from your author! My last bit of advice is simply to have fun and be loyal to who you are supporting!

Are you available for new work or booked solid.

I would love to say yes, I am available to take on more of the incredible authors out there, but at this time I am fully book with my fabulous authors!

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Josie Cross PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Josie, I’m 28 and I live in Western Pennsylvania with my husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats. When I’m not working my day job as a Certified Veterinary Technician or doing my PA duties, I enjoy reading (of course), video games, camping and kayaking.

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How long have you been a PA?

Only for a few months.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Actually, no. I am new to this whole author/PA world only really getting immersed in it within the last year. I actually started as an ARC reader but got to talking to Ira Myriam one day and she told me that I should think about becoming a PA. She got me in contact with the right people and I haven’t looked back since. She has been amazing and a true blessing in my life.

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What do you do as a PA?

Currently I am working with 2 bloggers and an author. I help with running their group pages; engagement, new posts, accepting members, welcoming members, closing and choosing winners for giveaways. I make various types of forms; takeover sign ups, ARC sign ups, prize claim forms, etc. I also promote books on various platforms. I also am slowly teaching myself to make graphics for various things (it’s a work in progress).

Do you have any quirks while working?

Does listening to 2000s emo music while working count? If so, that’s my only one.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I am hoping to continue working with the awesome bloggers and authors I have, as well as possibly adding others. I also hope to get better at making graphics as I’m new to all of that.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge. I was terrified to become a PA at first and now I can’t imagine being one. Find a few friends in the PA community. There are so many amazing people who are willing to talk to you and help you out.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am available.

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Sosha Ann PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a single mum from Scotland. I have three little demons and a fur baby. I’ve been apart of the RH community for about 4 years.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

I honestly never thought it was possible. I started as an arc reader and realized early on that I loved the community and wanted to be apart of it. I had been an unofficial PA for about a year. Then I met Lacey and my life changed.

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How lone have you been a PA?

I have been a PA for two and a half years.

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What do you do as a PA?

My job is to help. I run my authors social media, keep there groups active, promote their books, look for arc and beta readers, put out newsletters, run parties and takeovers, post giveaways things like that. We do whatever the author needs so they can focus on writing.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I would say no but my partner Nichol would say I do. I like to plan each author has their own notebook and doc. Everything I’m doing or planning is down in my notebook. I also have this weird thing where I stress about what games to post will the readers like them, will the group be active.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to still be a PA and apart of this community. I would love for the publishing company me and my partner are running to be a success and I just started taking a class to become a literary agent so I would love to have completed that also.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Work together, building relationships with other PA’s will make things easier. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice or help. When I started I had three PA’s who helped me a lot. With out Jamie, Erin and Missy I wouldn’t be here. Also having a good relationship with your author helps I can honestly say my authors are like my family I love them so much. And last I would say enjoy it yes this is a job and you will have a lot to do but you can also have a lot of fun too.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

We are running a few sales at the moment and have availability for two authors.

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