My Author Concierge is the culmination of Maria Connor's unique skill set and professional experience, a combination that lends itself to the position of Author Assistant / Project Manager, one of the most in-demand (and growing!) support services for authors.
She has been an active participant in the romance community since 1998 when she joined Romance Writers of America. Since then, she served as a volunteer at the local and national level, holding positions such as chapter president, treasurer, secretary, committee chair and contest coordinator. After working as an executive assistant in healthcare for several years, she launched a successful career as a journalist and freelance writer. Her publishing credits include full-length and novella-length romantic fiction, daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, lifestyle magazines, academic textbooks and online publications. Her debut novel was an RWA Golden Heart finalist in 2011.
Maria Connor as worked with more than 50 authors across all genres and presented at numerous conferences and events. Her knowledge, experience and professionalism have earned her a well-respected reputation. She is proud of the long-term partnerships she has built that allow her to be a team member for multiple NYT and USA Today bestselling authors.
It’s such a joy to put the details of book and author promotion in Maria’s open hands. She keeps track of my promotion calendar and social media, and she takes my hodgepodge pile of notes and turns them into my newsletter. Since she keeps up with trends and new resources for authors in today’s publishing world, I don’t have to. She comes up with ideas and ways to implement them, and that allows me the time I need to keep writing books. I put a high value on Maria and her services and know I couldn’t possibly maintain an author online presence or promotion plan without her!
Maria is a rare find. She is efficient, creative, and uniquely innovative. She consistently delivers highly professional work.
After signing a four-book contract, I was instantly confronted with an overwhelming array of non-writing tasks such as setting up a website and social media profiles. Then came marketing and promotion. This was followed by media appearances and book signings. Maria has coordinated details on all fronts for me, even going so far as to stand-in for me during a volunteer event at my church when it conflicted with a promotional event. It seems like no matter what I need done, Maria is there, saying, "I'll take care of that for you."
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Since its inception five years ago, My Author Concierge has expanded to include staff members, Beth Irwin and Kenneth Green. Adding new talent to the team has allowed My Author Concierge to serve more authors and add new services.