As someone who has worked for both non-profits and big corps I think this blog by Carolyn Quinn hits the nail on the head. I had a director who was ex-military and wandered the halls never smiling and rarely responding to a “good morning”. The one after her was as bad. She would lock herself in her office to work on her PhD. She dressed like a Salvation Army reject but had a dress code that was intense. I wpn’t even talk about the little tyrant at the top who resembled Rumplestiltskin and had a personality to match. We were supposed to be helping clients become self-sufficient through our work ready program. Instead we punished them for not working 30 hours a week at minimum wage jobs. Ridiculous.
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination. My first full-length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available. I recently released "Stolen Gypsy", another thriller. For quicker reads try my novelettes released through Electric Eclectic Books. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. I have recently been accepted into the Authors Guild of Tennessee. I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton