Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Internal Auditor- A Short Novella

I Like to read and I enjoy fiction books! I have read hundreds of them over the years. I am a fan of John Grisham and I have enjoyed his earlier books such as The Firm, The Client, The Partner, and others. I have also enjoyed the writings of other authors especially those who have created interesting characters such as Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp. These characters were from many professional backgrounds such as Lawyers, Law enforcement, Military, Medical professionals and almost every other profession except for internal audit! I decided to take the initiative and change that!

My passion for the profession coupled with my passion for reading ,and occasionally writing, inspired me to write the first novella depicting a Chief Audit Executive as the main character! I have faced challenges in writing the novella, first of which was the fact I am not a professional writer and that I have never written a book before. The second challenge was that English is a second language to me which may have limited my ability to convey my thoughts and messages as intended! Nevertheless, these challenges did not stop me from writing and self publishing the book. I recognize  that the novella is far from perfect, but it is a start!

The title of the book is " The Internal Auditor". You can read an excerpt here. 

If you are interested in buying the book, it is offered at a nominal price at Amazon  or you can read it for free if you are a kindle subscriber. Alternatively,  you can buy it directly from my website

The story was also converted into a training session to edutain internal auditors. The idea is to entertain them while we educate them. It includes reading the story as a prerequisite. During the session, we discuss the lessons learned from it and what could the CAE have done differently. The training is available on demand.

I am writing my second Novella " The Retirement " and hope to publish it soon!

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