Unlike other “advice columnists”, I give opinion as candidly as my Playboy centerfold is bare.

“Ask Miki Garcia” is a relationship Q & A column offering hindsight from me, a woman who has lived all over the world and who laughingly co-exists with my alter ego, Miss January 1973.

As the former Director of Playmate Promotions for Playboy Enterprises and a Corporate Officer of Playboy Models Inc., I was “Mother Confessor”, shrink and talent booking agent to the most beautiful and famous women in the world -- Playmate centerfolds with perfect bodies and imperfect behaviors.

My expertise in handling press interviews prompted The Sacramento Bee to delightfully dub me “Smarty Pants”. Even Larry King’s suspenders “snapped” when he tried to get the best of me.

After leaving Playboy Enterprises, selling residential real estate to clients packing fistfuls of dollars or those staring down the barrel of foreclosure or divorce confirmed I was an underpaid therapist.

For eight years, I authored a successful newspaper advice column for The Folsom and
El Dorado Hills Telegraphs called “Ask Miki”. It was an entertaining, informative and not-looking-for-listings column that no other real estate professional dares to write.

For two years, I penned a column called “Lifestyles” for Granite Bay View, a magazine dedicated to an upscale community (voted one of the top ten places to live in the United States). It took a bit of crust to persuade those with dough to open their hearts and mansion doors, but I did it.

To write “Ask Miki Garcia” is a delicious, guiltless passion. I shall respond to your comments with lessons learned from my own blunders and blessings.

“…It’s quarter to three,
There’s no one in the place ‘cept you and me
So set ‘em up Joe
I got a little story I think you oughtta know.”

From my cursor to yours,
Miki

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