Testimonials

“Hiring Lea Vickery has been one of the best marketing decisions I’ve ever made! As an author, marketing my novels is a must, but it can be time consuming. Lea has taken over many of my weekly tasks, giving me the time I need to do what I do best—write. I highly recommend her services!”

— Rachel McClellan, USA Today Bestselling Author.

“Lea Vickery is a pleasure to work with and is always professional, completing work quickly and with attention to detail. I highly recommend her services!”

—Debbie Herbert, USA Today Bestselling Author.

“I hired Lea to do some social media marketing for me, to post book deals, giveaways, and announcements. I was in the middle of writing three books when I met Lea, and being offered the opportunity to spend more time writing and less time trying to promote was a dream. She takes her job very seriously, she does what she says she is going to do, and she shows you her progress. All in all, working with Lea has been a very positive experience, and I have enjoyed having someone else handling some of the tasks that take time away from what writers do best. The bonus is that Lea loves to read and loves books, which makes her the perfect person to promote writers, as she understands what a writer needs in order to keep on producing those tomes. Thank you, Lea.”

— Cassandra Ormand, award-winning author of over 50 books.

“Lea is a hard worker, takes direction very well, and is up for any challenge. She is adaptable to any given day or task and works quickly and efficiently. It’s been a pleasure to work with her and have her take some of my tasks off my plate.”

— Monica Corwin, New York Times Bestselling Author.

“I hired Lea to help with a free book promotion, and I’m so thankful I did. Lea works hard and does what she says she’ll do. I appreciate the way she kept me informed and her attention to detail. I was sick, on deadline and, not surprising, messed up links I’d given her, but Lea discovered the errors before anything went out and took care of getting the right ones. Lea went out of her way to make sure I was happy with her work. I was, and I’d definitely use her again!”

—Melissa McClone USA Today Bestselling Author.

“Lea has done promotional work for me for a couple of months and I couldn’t be happier with the job she’s done. She’s organized, professional, cheerful, trustworthy, and hard working. It’s been nice to be able to hand off book materials to her and know that she will take the info and post in appropriate Facebook groups and/or on Twitter without me needing to oversee what she’s doing. She’s always looking for new avenues for promotional exposure, and I’ve seen a direct correlation between her posting my book information and sales. I’m thrilled to work with her and happy to call her friend.”

—Kerry Adrienne USA Today Bestselling Author.

“Lea is a joy to work with. She’s always positive and hard working. If you need a marketing assistant, give her a try. You won’t be
disappointed.”

—John Triptych Author Of The Warth Of The Old God Series.

“I found Lea through a Facebook group and saw that she worked with some best selling authors. I was a little hesitant to hire a new personal assistant, but she has proven to be of most valuable to me. Ms. Vickery is very easy to work with and knows her way around the publishing world. She set up a facebook party for me for my cover reveal that went smoothly. Since then, I have hired her to do some graphics for me, and they have come out amazing! I would highly recommend Lea and her staff as personal assistants.”
— Roxanne Daveney Author of The World Amoung Us: Prince Of Darkness.

“I employed Lea’s services in November 2016 just before launch of a new release, to assist with an online (facebook) release party.

The party was very successful, largely due to Lea’s hard work.  She checked in with me daily to determine if the project was proceeding as anticipated, or if I had additional needs.  We gained a high degree of engagement from authors and readers, due to Lea’s hard work, tenacity, and positive outlook.

She is positive, proactive, efficient and friendly

I highly recommend her to you.” — Bestselling Author Andrea Drew

 

“My life as an author is pretty complicated. In addition to trying to write, I have to market my books. As the saying goes, there aren’t enough hours in the day! I found Lea and she is incredible. Her work is topnotch and she is a pleasant person. Lea is eager to do whatever task I need to give me more time to write. She is a gem!”

—Bestselling Author, D.K. Cassidy

“I’m not sure how I juggled everything before Lea. She is professional, reliable, organized and eager to learn (really this list could go on and on). Lea has been an integral part in developing effective book marketing plans for me and then putting those plans into action. Lea keeps me on task and on schedule with all my bookish responsibilities, even if she has to remind me a hundred times (which she does with a smile on her face or a heart emoji). Lea is an essential member of my team and I highly recommend her services to other authors.”

—J.A. Culican USA Today Bestselling Author

“Lea is such an amazing VA. I love her can do attitude, lovely nature and her happy mood that makes me smile every time she messages me. She is so prompt and always so organized. A valuable asset for any author. I highly recommend her. ”

—Laxmi Hariharan, New York Times Bestselling author.

“I’ve started working with Lea a few months ago, after working with other Virtual Assistants, and I’ve never had cause to regret it, she does what you ask her to do when you want her to do, reminds you of stuff to keep you on track, and find ways to promote your books when you don’t have a specific task for her. Five stars!” 

—May Sage USA Today Bestselling Author

“I’ve seen the work that Lea does for other authors and when she was highly recommended to me, I knew that I wasn’t making a mistake. She is one of the most professional people in the business, doing tasks quickly and extremely efficiently. She tagged me in everything she did, so I knew exactly where my money was going. Of all the marketing avenues I’ve tried, I’ve found Lea to be one of the best for keeping me up to date. As well as being a super proficient PA, she is also extremely approachable and friendly and a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough. If you are an author and you are struggling to juggle your workload, Lea is the person to go to.”

— J.A. Armitage USA Bestselling Author

“Lea is awesome. Having her as a PA gives me more time to be an author while she takes stress and worry off my mind.”
—NYT Bestselling Author Erin Hayes

“I had been considering getting a PA for a long time now. My writing schedule tightened and I didn’t have time to do a lot of the business and marketing tasks to stay on top of things. Then, I found Lea. I checked out her site and was impressed with the authors she represented. It helped that I knew and had worked with a few of them.
I contacted Lea and she was super sweet and hyper-organized. Plus, she was patient with me. I’m used to being a one-woman-show and its still hard to relinquish tasks I have been doing myself, but I’m learning to let go.

I have no regrets since taking the plunge three months ago. Lea has helped with marketing, with reminding me of upcoming tasks, sending out prizes for parties, and helping with my email. She’s already fairly well trained so there’s minimal training with her, except on your procedures or software she hasn’t worked with.”
—April Aasheim USA Today Bestselling Author

“Working with Lea has meant getting time back to focus on my writing, but more than that, she’s taken a huge amount of stress and anxiety off my shoulders. She’s trustworthy, polite, organized, and amazing at what she does. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, do yourself a favor and do what I did: hire Lea! P.s. I definitely can’t do this without you and plan to stay on for as long as you’ll have me.”
—Miranda Honfleur Amazon Bestselling Author

 

“After three previous assistants, I can honestly say I have found my heart again. Though all my previous assistants had great qualities, Lea surpassed them in her knowledge and love of the book business within the first month we worked together. First, she is so quick I’m sure she has some kind of speedy superpower. I gave her a task that was complex and had many moving parts: entering data and following up on data through Bowker ISBNs site for Windtree Press authors. Whereas previous assistants found this both tedious and mind boggling, only getting a few entries completed each week Lea reviewed, confirmed, and corrected 5 years worth (about 400 ISBNs) within a few days and it was all done correctly. Color me gobsmacked!

We correspond each month as to what I need. There are several ongoing tasks she does for me every month as needed: Promo of my backlist; follow-up on any reviews that are needed (ARCs) or outstanding for both my ebooks and audiobooks; coordinate my Reader Teams; coordinate any events, contests, tasks I have for my readers;   set up featured authors for my monthly intro of new authors to my readers; create teasers for my promos; and continued follow-up on all ISBNs for Windtree Press. The most important thing Lea does for me is that each month we talk about what my focus is for that month and she helps me do that. She reminds me when I need things done that I’ve forgotten and, when I want to be left alone because I’m in my writing cave, she makes sure everything else keeps running by interacting in my social media groups in my stead and answering questions or letting them know that I still care but I’m extra busy. She does all of this with a smile and positive attitude.”
—Maggie Lynch Author and Publisher