More About the Author
About two years ago, I believed that I had retired from the corporate work to become a full-time writer of books, short stories, and essays. For awhile, I wanted to become the next O. Henry. Then I found out that he died poor, so that didn't sound like a great business model. Several other things interfered with my retirement plan--work. (It's so difficult to pass on exciting, challenging jobs that come with interesting paychecks.)
So, in addition to writing, I've been working as a business strategy consultant with Beyond Boardroom Doors (BBD). BBD provides coaching, consulting and training for business executives and leaders, entrepreneurs and corporations with significant stabilization, re-orientation or growth initiatives. Sounds pretty boring, I'm bet. Yes, it is, if that's all I did. But consistent with my eclectic interests, I've also continued to write--eclectically.
At the request of my new business-owner clients, I recently published "Start Smart: Business-Building Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur", which is available as an e-book on Kindle. I'm delighted with the response I've received from many up-and-coming entrepreneurs! I'm a "wealth voyeur." If I can't make a fortune for me, I do like helping and watching others do it!
Four years ago, I authored two award-winning books on the subject of leadership development: "Be the Horse or the Jockey: 110 Tips and Techniques for Followers...and Leaders" and "Pink Leadership: 15 Life Lessons for Women Leaders." Both books are enjoying long lives, and are included in several leadership curricula for colleges and at least one, progressive high school Honors program (that I know about.)
Two years ago, I co-authored a third book with Lisa Medford, who was the first nude showgirl in Vegas in 1957 and who is the subject of: "I Can Hear the Applause: Adult Language...Some Nudity." (This book has nothing to do with leadership development.) We recently signed an Authors Option Agreement with a theatrical writer who is preparing a stage production based on the book! (I've got my eye on a few dresses for the Tony Awards ceremony.)
My latest literary offering is a collection of my short-stories: "Heart-to-Heart and Other Tales of Love and Laughter." Seven of the 13 stories in the e-book were previously-published and five received prizes in literary competitions. (That means someone actually paid for this. What a novel concept!)
Other than all that--I'm just grateful that the sun shines (almost) all the time in Vegas, my dog Patches loves me, and my wonderful husband, Bill makes me laugh every day. Doesn't get any better than that!