“Kelly Oakes was my very first author assistant, back in the days when I didn’t know about having an assistant, let alone know how to act as an author boss. She was patient, and kept me laughing, all the time getting me organized and focused on what I needed to do next, so I could devote more of my time to writing. She also helped me at my first book signing events, organizing my table, helping me talk to readers.
It was like having my best friend along, and yet, I was ten times more efficient, and focused on the business side of things. She really introduced me to the possibilities of where I could be. In short, she taught me the value of having an assistant, and I learned things that still are with me to this day, years later.”