who am I?
Hi! I’m Traci and I’m a project ninja. I’ve spent many years helping large companies start, save and close out strategic projects. One day, it dawned on me that I could take my passion and help authorpreneurs and small businesses achieve their goals!
what’s my connection to the book world?
I’ve been a book blogger since 2007 and worked with countless authors, publicists and publishers to celebrate debut books. As a Certified Author Assistant, I want to help you navigate the prepub process through all phases of the book life cycle (writing to marketing).
Working with me will save you time, money and sanity!
I think with you.
I plan with you.
I finish with you.
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If you want to know a little more, check out the Q & A on me!
What was your proudest accomplishment as a book blogger?
What do you enjoy most about project management and what makes you a ninja?
The technical aspects of project management bring organization and solutions! Each project is different and that’s the challenge that drives my passion. When it’s done right, it tells a story about how that project was born, utilized and preserved for future knowledge. Believe it or not at the end of the day, I get to tell a story that gives hope to the next client. A colleague called me a project ninja because of my ability to rescue projects that were on the verge of failure.
What are some of the tools you use to work with authorpreneurs?
I used a plethora of apps or software to facilitate team communication, organization and document management, there’s Basecamp, Trello, DropBox.
For task management services, it depends on where the author is in the book life cycle. Scrivener and OneNote, BookPlanner come to mind. For security purposes and data protection, I use LastPass and Mozy.
What are your favorite genres or authors?
My personal library contains a mix of nonfiction (business & memoirs), historical fiction, mystery, thrillers (psychological). I read those genres strictly for enjoyment. As for favorite authors – I would binge buy any book by Dean Koontz, Eric Larson, Jonathan Kellerman and Linda Fairstein. Right now, I’m focused on building a generational African-American/Diaspora historical and contemporary book collection for my family.