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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Julie Barnes

After 18 years in the corporate jungle of crunching numbers all day Julie broke free of the cubicle and realized her entrepreneurial dream of starting her own business. In September of 2007 Julie started the groundwork rolling to make Let’s Coordinate a reality. This included obtaining a domain name, setting up a website, proper business insurance, filing the LLC and branding the business with a logo.

Julie continued the foundation by obtaining training in specialized areas, such as, real estate, publishing, internet marketing, e-commerce and blog design.

Julie stays on top of the latest trends by reading business books, magazines, industry related blogs and attending webinars.

Julie provides virtual assistant services to coaches, speakers, authors and online business owners.

When Julie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking in the park with her dog, Hank, reading, listening to music and shopping.

Let’s Coordinate provides assistant services to authors, speakers, coaches and online business owners virtually using some of the leading technology available today. Let’s Coordinate empowers you to work smarter not harder by helping you leverage your time.


Author & Poet Rachel Berry grew up in Newark, East Orange, and Orange New Jersey. Rachel later moved to Virginia and is now a mother of 4 adults, wife and grandmother of 2. She’s also a motivational speaker, radio talk show host and a community leader.
She has been a government employee for 24 years and founder and president of "Black Pearls United INC."(an African American sister-circle)founded in 2000. "WOMB" (women of many blessings) a support group for single-mothers (now discontinued) was also a program she founded in 2004.

Rachel is also an alumni member of Toastmasters International and earned her CTM (Competent ToastMaster.)

Mrs. Berry's speaking engagements include ILMW (The International League Of Muslim Women), Hampton Social Services, The Red Hat Society, Sixth House INC., to name a few.

Rachel's book 'From The Heart And Heat Of Me' is a selection of poetry and prose on the many settings of life & love.

Berry's new release entitled: 'Family Pictures' is a pictorial & literary ride into relationships, betrayal, hidden secrets, jealousy, revengeful relatives, patience, understanding, and self discovery.

Be on the look-out for Rachel Berry's upcoming novel in the winter of 2010
"Between The Tears And The Laughter."

Family Pictures

A saga about the secrets & sacrifices of two women and the people they call family.

Unexpected Discoveries – For a single mother life sometimes seems unfair, making hopes and dreams seem unreachable. However, through resilience and unexpected discoveries full-figured Regal Sommers learns that life is as big or as small as you allow it to be.

Lifelong Fears – Childhood nightmares and memories have kept Emma Jean Lo-Verde secluded for years in her home. And even though past secrets inevitably haunt her, eventually confessions and unconditional love allows her to learn she too can put a better face on her future.


Michelle Chester is the owner of EBM Professional Services (www.ebm-services.com), a full-service firm specializing in copy editing, content editing, and proofreading. She has more than 15 years experience as a Technical Writer/Editor in the corporate world. Michelle has done freelance editing for a number of publishers and numerous published authors. Alongside working on freelance projects, Michelle serves as Editorial Assistant for Written magazine (www.writtenmagazine.com) in Atlanta, GA, and works as a proofreader for the Society Life magazine (http://tx.societylifemagazine.com) in Southlake, Texas.

Rakia Clark is a publishing professional in New York City. Currently a freelance book editor, she works closely with aspiring writers to get their manuscripts and book proposals into tip-top shape. She also consults with literary agencies that are seeking new writers.

Since beginning her career in 2002, Rakia has worked with many bestselling authors, including the legendary Bill Cosby; novelists Sue Monk Kidd and Jan Karon; NBC News' Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell; former Bush political advisor Karen Hughes; and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills, among many others.

Rakia has held editorial positions at HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Group, and Kensington Publishing.

Prior to that, she attended the esteemed Columbia Publishing Course, where she was an AOL Time Warner Scholar, and Haverford College.


Sharon C. Cooper is a virtual assistant (VA), author, freelance writer and Playwright. Her written work has been published in the anthology, Have A Little Faith, as well as in family magazines and on www.therockchurch.com. As a playwright, her children’s play, But I Washed My Hands Yesterday, was acquired by Play’s Magazine. Sharon is also the editor of Precious’ News, a quarterly publication for families and has recently completed her first manuscript (a Inspirational Romance) entitled: FORGIVE ME. Sharon earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Management and is a self-employed Virtual Assistant and co-owner of Amaris LLC. Sharon is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but now lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband.

About Amaris LLC

I’m Sharon C. Cooper, co-owner of Amaris LLC (DBA -Amaris Administrative Solutions). I provide administrative support to small businesses and busy entrepreneurs; but what makes me different is that I do everything remotely!
As a VA, I’m a professional who works out of my own office and use technology to perform everything an on-site administrative assistant can do. I can assist you with word processing, data entry, internet/market research, event /meeting planning, website maintenance, spreadsheets and more!

With modern technology, I’m able to provide services to anywhere in the world. For more information, visit my website at http://www.amarissolutions.com/.

Connie A. Dettman has been a marketing and advertising professional for the past 20 years. Beginning a career at Cummings Advertising in Rockford, IL she has continually performed at high levels in business-to-business environments. For the past 12 years, she has been an Account Executive for Heinzeroth Marketing Group. There she has managed accounts in the manufacturing and beauty industry. A graduate of University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a B.S. in Technical Communications, Connie is constantly seeking new technology and is an expert in social marketing.

Combining her marketing experience with her passion for reading, she began assisting New York Times Best Selling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby two years ago. In addition to coordinating Kimberla’s schedule and answering emails, Connie serves as a media buyer when Kimberla goes on her national book tours. She most recently worked with Victoria Christopher Murray on her June ’09 book tour.

She is active in the Rockford, IL community and has served at President of the Rockford Dance Company Board of Directors. She is also a member of the American Advertising Federation and the local District 6 Chapter, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Dakota Grounds Improvement Project Committee, Davis Fire Woman’s Auxiliary and the St Mary’s Alter Society in Durand, IL.

Kym Fisher came to be an Author's Assistant by pure accident, but is grateful for the opportunity to work with some of her longtime favorite authors. She provides all the administrative care and attention of an assistant and the peace of mind of a liaison, between the authors and the public. She's usually the first point of contact and knows that first impressions are lasting impressions, so she takes pride in her work knowing its for the greater good of her employers.

Kym is a wife, mother, daughter and friend. She's a Paralegal by trade and a helper but nature, now walking into the endless possibilities of being an Author's Assistant. She loves to read and football is her favorite sport.

Should you want to learn more about her, she can be reached at writehandasst@yahoo.com

Originally from Blythewood, SC, Savannah J. Frierson is an author and freelance manuscript editor. She started writing when at twelve years old and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from Harvard College in 2005 with concentrations in African and African American Studies and English. While there, Savannah earned the Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Thesis on African-American Literature for her novella Reconstructing Jada Channing and the Edward H. Potter Prize for the pursuance of interests and hobbies that especially further the preservation of popular history and culture. Her debut novel Being Plumville earned her SORMAG Readers Choice Awards for 2007 and a nomination for Debut Author of the Year at the 2008 Romance Slam Jam Conference. It was also a summer reading selection for my high school alma mater. To learn more about Savannah, please visit her Web site at



For as long as there have been Trolling Nights, Bevin Moore has been the unofficial official Gatekeeper for her group of friends, the Femme Crew. She takes her job very seriously, even if she doesn’t like Trolling Nights in the first place. Yet on one particular Trolling Night, she's completely unaware someone has, finally, chosen her.
Navy SEAL Timothy Capshaw has no problem going after what he wants; and after one dance, Tim knows he wants Bevin. Can he convince Bevin he’s the man she hasn't known she’s been looking for and her need for Trolling Nights is over?

Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard independently published her first novel in 2000. Her foundation genre has always been romance, but she has ventured into other subgenres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world by all nationalities. She’s published 4 paperbacks and over 10 e-books. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies & will be publishing more e-books. She has a degree in Marketing/Management and minored in journalism, broadcasting, html programming, teaching assistant, customer service specialist, and commercial art. Currently she's an Independent Publishing Coach, Internet Marketing Expert and also an Intimacy Coach for those who are "romantically challenged." Her website is: http://www.sylviahubbard.com/.

Sylvia Hubbard also works full time for the City of Detroit , is a single mother of three children, Chairperson of The Essence of Motown Literary Jam, CEO of HubBooks Literary Service, Founder of Motown Writers Network and creator of The African American Electronic Literary Network. Her latest books are Secrets,
Lies & Family Ties and Diary of A… In late 2009, she will release Tanner’s Devil.

Diary of A...

Trying to find the Right Man, but she keeps sleeping with all the wrong ones. Read the diary by Sheryl that will take a peak at a power driven woman, who can buy anything she wants, except love.



Pamela S. King is the principal of CMB Virtual Assistants, with over 20 years experience in administration, project management, marketing and promotions, and event planning.

Pamela graduated cum laude and with distinction in business from LeMoyne-Owen College and received an MBA from Strayer University in Project Management. Pamela can help busy executives manage their non-core administrative tasks off-site, so they can focus on their writing, marketing, and other revenue-generating activities. Pamela is a member of Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce and will receive the Virtual Author Assistant designation in August 2009. Pamela is the vice-president of Sophisticated Souls Book club and is an avid reader. Pamela is very active in her community and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Virtual Assistance Manager
Relief for the Busy Executive
CMB Virtual Assistants

Barbara Joe Williams resides in Tallahassee, Florida. However, she was born and raised in Rosston, Arkansas. She spent four years in the U.S. Navy prior to attending college. She holds an A.A. degree in Office Education from Tallahassee Community College. She has a B.S. degree in Business Education and a M.Ed. in Counseling Education from Florida A&M University. She's a freelance writer, a motivational speaker, and an independent publisher who spends her spare time traveling and speaking on writing, publishing, marketing, and marriage. When she's not publishing books for other aspiring authors, she's working on projects for herself. And her latest project is a non-fictional book titled, Moving the Furniture: 52 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Fresh (January 2009). She's been published in two anthologies, How I Met My Sweetheart (2007) and Memories of Mother (2007); She has one other non-fictional title: A Writer's Guide to Self-Publishing & Marketing (2007). In addition, Barbara has authored the following fictional books: Courtney's Collage with Sherille Fisher (2007); Falling for Lies (2006); Dancing with Temptation (2005); and Forgive Us This Day (2004). Recently, Barbara signed with a reputable agent. However, she's still looking forward to writing and publishing more books under Amani Publishing, LLC.

Moving the Furniture

Whether you’re married, engaged to be married, or thinking about getting married, this handbook should be in every sensible woman’s handbag. Using practical tips, good humor, and a little bedroom wisdom, it’s loaded with fifty-two ways to keep your relationship fresh for the next year.


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