December, 2017 Minneapolis, MN
My first memoir in a series of four or five prequels or sequels, the first draft is completed, and readers have given me feedback. The next step is to rewrite… then get feedback, then rewrite. After that I will begin the submission process in earnest.
This book is about my first job out of college, 20 years working at Cargill, Incorporated. I was hired as a management trainee, one of the first women in that role. Cargill was at that time primarily a grain trading firm, with agri-businesses added in.
Set from 1976-1996 in Iowa and Minnesota, this is a coming of age story–coming of age for me, for American business learning how to work with women in a professional environment, for working men and women in equal jobs.
I recently pitched the book to three agents. All three interested, two wanted book proposals, one of those thought I should consider rewriting as a narrative fiction. I will now begin to concurrently pitch via email to about 37 agents around the country. Looking for that perfect fit!!
“An artful narrative! Navigating the roadblocks along the path to her goals by a woman born too soon.” Anna
“An interesting read of the first 20 years of a non-traditional woman in a changing business environment.” Jerry