Have a boss you'd happily kill? Somebody beat her to it.
Amateur sleuth was never part of Kadence MacBride’s career plan. Neither was murder suspect. Between unearthing Civil Rights era secrets someone wants to stay buried and fending off a cop driven by expediency, not truth, Kadence may end up trading her red power suit for an orange jumpsuit.
Janice Croom is the author of the Kadence MacBride mysteries and Holiday with Love Romances. She initially studied fiction techniques to improve her non-fiction writing. Given an assignment to write the first chapter of a novel, Janice read hers aloud. The class applauded and the teacher asked, “What happens next?”
“The assignment was to write the first chapter not what happened next,” Janice said so she had no idea. By the end of the class, Janice wanted to know what happened next. That quest, to tell her character’s stories, to learn what happens next, drives her as a writer.
When not writing she’s a voracious reader and views writing as reverse reading. Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a story you want to read that hasn’t been written, you must write it.” Janice has written the stories she wanted to read and hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she’s enjoyed writing them.
Spend any time at all in corporate America and you'll see them. Folks promoted far above their skill set because of who, not what, they know. In this passage, Kadence expresses her frustration at being expected to coddle yet another empty suit.
Death of an Idiot Boss
Next week, I’d walk HR down the path of Winston’s incompetence. Although Doug wouldn’t fire him, I had enough to get him kicked out of my group. Let somebody else carry Winston. He’s too heavy, and he ain’t my brother.