Sue Dwan lives in New Zealand and has her own business. She is a professional certified coach (PCC), a management/business coach, writer (travel, educational and management) and ‘doer of interesting projects’, at clients' request. She has a particular interest in encouraging individuals to get their affairs in order before it is too late to do so and in 2014 wrote three PDF guidebooks on the topic: Clarify Your Intentions, Clear The Way and Wrap Up Your Business. When she isn't working with clients or tied to her desk, she's travelling or planning her next trip.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy novels and other works from New Zealand authors Elizabeth Knox, Witi Ihimaera, Lloyd Jones, Hone Tuwhare and Patricia Grace. I always have personal development type books on the go as well and when I travel overseas, buying a mystery/crime novel at the airport, before departure, is compulsory.
When did you first start writing?
I always enjoyed writing as a child and I remember writing a comedy radio script at one stage, influenced by listening to a British comedy radio play about Julius Caesar. I loved its clever word play and the British sense of humour. I still enjoy playing with words, telling stories and having fun with them, at the same time.
This book is for people new to entry-level management roles who want a brief overview of the five core management functions, management styles and approaches, the important management skills and some tips to handle common issues.
I so enjoyed this story. Once I started it I found it difficult to tear myself away, as the story crackles along at a good clip. I couldn't read it fast enough. I liked the characters, the marvellous dog, the informative details about the high country and the slow build up of tension as the story developed. Highly recommended. I look forward to reading the next book.
Of Gods and Other Aliens is another compelling read. Five delicately woven touching stories that reflect on the human condition and the mysteries that lie within them. I was so disappointed to get to the last page of the book - I wanted more.