The Authors

Kelly Poelker and Diana Ennen

Kelly Poelker and Diana Ennen are the authors of Virtual Assistant – The Series (4th ed, Another 8 Hours Publishing), Bizy’s Guide to Starting Your Own Virtual Assistant Business, and the Bizymoms Cookbook. Diana is also the author of Success From Home: The Word Publishing Business (published by Adams-Blake Publishing), Words From Home: How To Start and Operate a Home-Based Word Processing Business.

With a combined history of working at home of over 40 years, these two women have contributed to the success of many word processors and virtual assistants alike. Additionally, they have been included in a number of books, articles, and interviews by Mompreneurs┬«, Jan Melnik, Liz Folger, Woman’s World, Home Office Computing, USA Today, Priscilla Y. Huff, Entrepreneur Magazine, HOMEBusiness Journal,, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. Both are active in the virtual assistant community not only as business owners but as mentors, message board managers and chat hosts. Together they remain on top of the latest developments in the virtual assistant (VA) industry.

Diana Ennen has been in the forefront of the work-at-home word processor and virtual assisting world since opening her practice, Virtual Word Publsihing, Inc., in 1985. Kelly Poelker, a recognized leader in the VA industry, has been operating a successful virtual assistant business, Another 8 Hours, Inc., since early 2000.


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