ANNOUNCING: New Publisher, New Book, & More Job Stories!

by | Oct 10, 2018 | News and Media, The MY JOB Community, The Narrators

New Book Coming Soon

I’m excited to announce that Book 2 of our series, My Job: More People at Work Around the World, is in production. Having met hundreds of people in fascinating jobs, I faced an enormous challenge in selecting the stories to include in Book 2 . . . but I believe this collection will surprise and delight you. It covers a range of jobs in the following sections:

  • Health and Recovery
  • Education and Finance
  • Agribusiness and Food Processing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Activism and Diplomacy

The book allows you to experience what it’s like to be an addiction-recovery counselor trained as a clown in London, an art teacher working with gang members in Chicago, a midwife working in rural villages in Guatemala, or a mobile-banking agent making her first million in Zambia.

Book 2 will take you places you’ve never been, from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to a serene beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, and take you deep into the true stories of what it’s like to work at jobs as disparate as teaching a grieving widow to dance, to negotiating with a terrorist.

New Publisher


Books take a long time to incubate before they’re ready for the world. My Job Book 2, conceived just after the birth of Book 1, endured a full year of rigorous fact-checking and seventeen rounds of edits on my desk, before I signed with a publisher whose standards (I tell you this with a huge smile of delight) are far more stringent than mine.

Greenleaf Book Group, an independent book publisher dedicated to empowering authors, is known for its far-reaching ability to convene audiences and create bestselling books. Beyond their deft handling of editing, design, and distribution, their Austin-based team deeply believes in the power of stories to connect people, and the meaning of work as a core component of our shared human experience–a reality we can all relate to, with a range of experiences as unique as each one of us.


Be Part of the Story

Be an Ambassador:

  1. Review My Job Book 1, available now on Amazon.
  2. Preorder My Job Book 2 now and be the first get it in March.
  3. Post an announcement about and link to the My Job book series to your friends.

Send a copy of your review, receipt, or posting to, along with your mailing address, to receive a signed bookmark.


Be a Narrator:

Share your story on Facebook by December 31 and you could be chosen to be interviewed for our Job Talk blog, or possibly even a future chapter in a My Job book!


Be a Reviewer:

  1. Review My Job Book 1, available now on Amazon.
  2. Jump here to send a quick note and let us know if you’d like to review one chapter of the forthcoming My Job Book 2. Your review may appear on our website or social media, while you garner interest in the true story of your favorite narrator!

With much gratitude for all of YOU who comprise the My Job community, MyJob_logo_white-on-blue2018



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Suzanne Skees, author of the three-volume MY JOB series on real people in remarkable jobs, believes in the power of our jobs over our identity and wellbeing and, conversely, our ability to change our world with the work of our minds and hands. She lives by the Pacific Ocean and spends as much time as possible listening to the surf, and to silence.



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