Announcing the birth of The ABC’s of Entrepreneurship Volume 1
–Tessa Takes the Challenge
Can you imagine waiting 17 years to birth something? In 1998 I finished a book called “The ABC’s of Entrepreneurship” to help potential entrepreneurs in Barbados get into business. I met with a well-known publishing company and while they liked the book, the Barbadian market was too small to make sense to publish it. I was devastated so I put it on the shelf.
Over the years I re-wrote it and tried to get it published without success until finally I buried it and deleted all the electronic versions of it (or so I thought) because it was becoming an idol to me. In the last year or so the idea came back to me to re-write the book for a wider audience and in a different way. At that time I also discovered, in some obscure file, an electronic copy of the original book that had somehow escaped the trash.
That file formed the majority of the second part of the book. The first part became “Tessa Takes the Challenge”, the story of a young lady who left university but could not find a job and was challenged to start her own business. I am very excited about this book, not only because my baby has at last been birthed, but because it’s an entrepreneurship book with a difference. While there is textbook type information at the back, there is also a captivating story of what it means to be an entrepreneur, which I hope will appeal to people of all ages.
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Donna's Latest Novel
Rock star Nick Badley has no bucket list; he’s living it. He’s been there and done that, yet a part of him is still unfulfilled and he’s beginning to ask himself the question: What now?
Nick has been through two marriages and, while he admits that his womanizing caused the break-up of his first marriage, he’s convinced that the media helped to destroy the second one. So the last thing he wants to do is a documentary, which his PR agent hopes will improve his bad boy image.
Journalist Shari Goodwin would rather be reporting about the effect of micro-financing on women in developing nations. Instead, she’s been assigned to follow around Nick Badley, like a groupie, to make a documentary about him.
When they meet, both of them resent having to work with the other. Shari sees him as an overindulged rock star who has earned the nickname, Nick Bad. Nick sees her as a judgmental reporter whose surname suits her to the max. So, when attraction flares between them, Shari is determined to fight it. After all, Nick is in the habit of having any woman he wants and she refuses to be the next in line. Nick can’t remember the last time he’s been refused by a woman and is challenged by Shari’s rejection.
However, when tragedy and trauma strike, a bond is created between them that goes beyond mere attraction. Will it be enough to make Nick change his ways and commit to a lasting relation? Can Shari trust him enough to take a chance on him and will she stand with him when his world falls apart?