Foray Into Non-Fiction
Updated: Jan 28
Coming soon is my latest creation - "Total Rewards Archaeology" - my addition to your library of fable-based non-fiction books. This one tells the tale of an archaeological dig in the desert revealing the long lost truths of total rewards (that's employee compensation, pensions, benefits, and wellness programs).
An arrogant corporate analyst dressed for a day at the beach heads into the scorching desert on a mission that will profoundly change him.
Dressed in shorts, Hawaiian shirt and flipflops, an arrogant corporate analyst arrives at a world class dig site deep in the unforgiving desert.
His job? Report on the company’s sizeable investment into the excavation of the fabled valley of total rewards where ancient structures hold the key to demystifying pensions, benefits, compensation and wellness programs. His secret mission? Locate a precious artifact, and steal it.
The desert will change his life forever ... if he manages to survive.
The idea for this came to me in late 2022 following a discussion about how blessed I've been to have a successful career while pursuing my dream of being a successful (that is, financially fruitful) writer and story-teller. Finally, my two worlds meet.
Crafting this non-fiction / career autobiography book has been amusing as much as it has been aspirational. We all know our own histories, but to capture certain memories within certain contexts is a great way to shine new light on old life events.
Got through the first and second drafts - with help from beta-readers Steve L and Jason T - with the final draft nearly complete; up next are reviews from a literary legal perspective and one final editorial look.
Have you read Occam's Razor? You might recognize the hand-drawn sketches in this book as a throw-back / shout-out to that second book of the Timeworks Trilogy.
So stay tuned - Total Rewards Archaeology will be available soon!