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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PA Yashira Rosado Ortiz #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well I’m Yashira, I’m 29 and have 2 beautiful daughter’s, a furbaby and have been married for 5 year’s! I love reading and listening to music and have a bad addiction to coca cola lol!

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How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA for just a couple of month’s so I’m still learning but have a rhythm.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

For medical reasons I can’t work and while hubby is working I’m home basically bored, so I thought I love to read and love helping author’s by pimping their work because that’s how I started in this community and slowly went growing into being a PA which for me was amazing and I’ve worked with so many badass author’s!

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What do you do as a PA?

As a PA I do graphics, TOs, manage ARC team’s, BETA Team’s! I help manage group’s and get more interaction and growth! I work with google docs, forms and sheets I basically do anything the author needs help with!

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Do you have any quirks while working?

Well I guess I do try make everything perfect and am always sending my author’s multiple options! I can’t just send 1 of anything it has to be in multiples so that way we can add change or even find the perfect thing for what they need in that moment!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’m always trying to be better at what I do so for the future I want to keep learning so I can better myself in my field and be able to help many more author’s do what they love which is writting amazing stories for us reader’s!

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Have patience, it’s a big responsibility and make sure you click with the author’s! It won’t be easy and you will have hits and misses but don’t give up on yourself! And only do this is you really love the field and what it represents because if you do it will show in your work and trust me good author’s will appreciate all the work you do for them!!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, I’ve been blessed to have met so many great people in this community which have become my family, if I’m not sure about something I always go and bug them lol but never be afraid to ask for help it doesn’t mean your weak just means your human!

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

Yes I’m always available for new author’s who need help and right now I’m not fully booked!

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Sarah Klinger PA #interview

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How long have you been a PA?

Started July 2019 (about 4months)

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

I have always loved the idea of working as an assistant, but it wasn’t until recently that I found my true passion for being a personal assistant for authors. I have always been an avid reader so being able to not only support those authors but keep the chaos of their lives to a minimum is a perfect fit. The satisfaction of pulling off everything from a book release party to organizing the details of a book signing trip is unmatched. So while I haven’t always wanted to be a personal assistant for authors, I am so glad that I found this perfect fit.

What do you do as a PA?

I do many things. My main thing is to help keep authors fix their Chaos.

What do you do as a PA?

As a PA, my responsibilities are numerous. My main job is to fix the chaos of being an author and keep them sane! Lol. I think that each experience is different but I focus on creating teams of individuals to promote and push forward authors on their current projects, organize their goals moving forward, and keeping them motivated.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Yes, I have spreadsheets to organize spreadsheets

What are your hopes for the future?

To work with more authors and to help my authors grow and be successful.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Build a relationship with other PA’s around you it is always great to share tricks and have someone who you can lean on for help if you are not sure how to do something.

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am available for new work.

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Elizabeth Francine PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hello there!! I am a single mother to 2 kids that are most likely gonna turn me grey before my prime! Im glad that look is in right now!! #greycanslay any way lol i also have a cat that can be his own diva!

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How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA since July! and I had no idea i was gonna embark on this type of business! Being an avid reader, I got on a couple street teams and had so much fun doing that I wondered what else i could do for these people and their amazing art!! So I stalked a couple of my faves and got into their PMs!! I did choose someone who had not had a PA before so we could both kind of embark on the journey together lol!! It has been an amazing experience to get to learn! I also reached out to a few PAs i knew of.

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What do you do as a PA?

As a PA I Maintain Street teams and Arc teams, I build forms and sheets for such teams and do a little group management (just learning to spread my wings there!) as an introvert its a step to won just yet LOL.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

Some quirks are my tv is always on netflix binge watching my faves! Criminal Minds Supernatural, Greys anatomy.

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What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes are to fulfill my authors tasks well and hopefully make this a full time gig one day! I would enjoy being able to stay home and do this work all day! I have found i truly love helping other people!

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

My advice would be that if you see yourself as an ultra fangirl and believe you can lighten the load of your favorite author than to reach out! The worst they can say is No thank you, but the door they could open for you could also be amazing!!

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PA Kelly Grimes #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

So hi everyone! My name is Kelly Grimes. I have been reading since I could talk. I absolutely love book! Currently RH is my favorite genre. I tend to have the mind of a honey teenage boy. I can make anything about sex lol

How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA for about 2 weeks now lol

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Um I honestly was never interested in being a PA until I read my author I stalked her into a friendship and told her if she needed help with anything I would gladly volunteer. A few months later she was finally in the market for a new PA and I jumped all over it.

What do you do as a PA?

Right now I am mostly her book pimp. I post and talk about her books and help her with takeovers closing out giveaways. I am managing her ARC team. I act a a go between for group chats cause bless her she hates them. I also am trying my hand at making teasers

Do you have any quirks while working?

Um music is a must it gets my creative juices flowing. Oh another quirk I have is I talk out loud to myself.

What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to always be MJ Marstens PA

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Advice would be communication is key! Don’t be afraid to try all they can do is tell you no. Make sure you know your author. Stay organized (help I’m still working on that)

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am only focusing on my one author for right now. I have other things going on but IF that ever changes I’ll let y’all know

PA, Mo Day #interview

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My name is Rihanna, but you would probably know me by RiRi or Mo. I’ve been with my husband Jon for 9 years and married for 5, we have 3 beautiful children together. Kyson 2, Paige 4, Maddie 5. My husband also has a 19yr old son named Jon jr. I enjoy being out doors being adventurous with my kids, baking and reading.

How long have you been a PA?

Since June so not very long.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Once I got plugged in with the indie community it did spark my interest.

What do you do as a PA?

I chat with my authors very regularly checking in with any projects they have going on, make sure they keep up on their word count goals, I admin the readers group, I post at least 3 interactive posts a week, i post announcements about upcoming events and projects, I help run the ARC and street teams. I make forms as needed. During an authors take over I will try and make sure I interact on posts and any giveaways I close out and pick winners. I also promote their books, I post pre order links and its live posts, teasers and covers.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t think so.

What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to help these amazing authors get their amazing books around into the world.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

It’s a learning process, make sure you have a good relationship with your author(s) communication is hugs. An don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know.

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

As of the moment I am not taking any more authors.

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Jenée Robinson PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Not only am I a PA, but a wife and mother and author.

I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter and Captain America.

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How long have you been a PA?

I’ve been a PA for over a year now

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Yes, I wanted to learn all areas of the author world.

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What do you do as a PA?

Each of my authors have different needs, I do whatever they need. From formatting, making teasers, promos, running their groups, and much more!

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I’m a perfectionist, so I ask for approval 🤷🏻‍♀️

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What are your hopes for the future?

Best selling author

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Listen to your author but suggest as well! Sometimes they need a new prospective.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I have room for 1 or 2 more authors.

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Mallory Kent PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a 35 year old secretary from Vancouver, WA (USA). I enjoy reading, crafting and spending time with those people who are important in my life.

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How long have you been a PA?

I started PA work in April of 2019

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

No, I didn’t really know what a PA did honestly. I was just asked to work for some authors one day and I enjoy helping them so I jumped on it. I would have done it for free to be honest but they wouldn’t let me. Haha.

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What do you do as a PA?

I always have a hard time with this questions because I don’t really know the line between what is actual PA work and what I am doing for fun. Lol. I keep the calendar for Takeovers, sign then up for events, handle tasks that they need me too, sometimes I make graphics, find teasers, I promote their books and manage their groups… I do a lot of the tasks that would keep them from writing basically.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t think so?

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope everyone realizes how awesome my authors are and love them as much as I do. Yea, I’m talking about you, Kendra Moreno, K.A. Knight and Poppy Woods, you talented bishes.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Make friends in the PA community, ask loads of questions, ask for help and always remember that you and your authors are a team, what is good for them is good for you.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid.

I am not taking on any full time authors at the moment but I do offer some of my services on their own and an author could PM me anytime to see what those services are.

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Nichol Smith PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, I am a single mother of two small humans. I’m an avid reader, and one of the co-owners of BBB publishings & PA Services.

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How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA for about a year and five months.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Not really, I kinda fell into it by accident and fell in love with it.

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What do you do as a PA?

I think the better question is what don’t I do. lol Nah, since I partnered up with Sosha Ann. I do websites, newsletters, formatting, proofreading & editing, running anthologies, and graphics.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

Nothing that I’ve noticed. I do tend to cuss a lot in my head when what I’m working on don’ wanna turn out the way I picture it. lol

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just hope that we will still be able to help the community. I love that we can do and help the way that we can.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

My advice for new PAs would be always be nice, and never be afraid to message another PA and ask questions. I woulda never made it as far as I have without the guidance of others.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

We are adding clients still, we actually have an amazing sale going on right now.


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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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