Survival Guide Complete

For those of you waiting for The Corporate Hell Survival Guide, I just finished it this week! The book is scheduled for August 2, 2021 release. Covid-19 impacted the writing and release of this. I drafted it in 2019 and was set to finish and …

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Adventures in Opposite Land Published!

My latest memoir, Adventures in Opposite Land (The Memoir Shorts 1), had been published today in eBook, paperback, and hardback, all available via Amazon! I have a number of promos set up this week and the eBook is only $.99 cents when the regular price …

A Storm of Lies Published!

My divorce and custody fight memoir, A Storm of Lies, had been published today in eBook, paperback, and hardback, all available via Amazon! I have a number of promos set up this week and the eBook is only $.99 cents when the regular price is …

Both Memoir Shorts Covers Done

I have received he covers for both books in The Memoir Shorts set of books! The first book should be released in May, as I have completed the manuscripts, which is off at the editors. The blurb is also done for Adventures in Opposite Land.

A Storm of Lies on Pre-Order

A Storm of Lies has been scheduled for April 20, 2021 release! It’s a little daunting releasing such a personal story into the world, but I know the book will resonate with every parent who has faced these issues, and maybe with a few who …

The Memoir Shorts Covers Ordered

In March, I should receive covers for both of The Memoir Shorts books – at the moment there are intended to be two of them. I’ll be posting them once they’re in!

Trilogy Update

I’ve received the covers for all three books in the memoir trilogy, A Silence Not So Golden. I hope to be finishing these up in the spring of 2021 and publishing by the fall at the latest.

Damn Nina!

A week later, a crying Dave woke me by climbing into my bed at 6:45 am. He’d slept with Sophia the night before, so I was confused as to why he was now here. Then again, he needed comfort, and she wasn’t much help. “What’s …

The First Clue

I had heard of women experiencing post-partum depression so severe that they killed themselves and sometimes their children, a thought that filled me with terror. Every weekday morning, before leaving Dave in her care as I went to work, I discreetly assessed her mood, trying …

It Begins

“Not only am I not kissing you now, but I’m never kissing you again.” She said it mildly, even pleasantly. I stood very still, my breath trapped in my chest. I wasn’t ready to process my pregnant wife’s response to me wanting to kiss her. …

The Monster Game

Our best game was the Monster Game. Every kid loves chicken nuggets, but Dave was picky and wouldn’t try the dinosaur-shaped ones. He ran out of the kitchen and up the stairs, which doubled back halfway up. He stood on the landing, peeking around the …

The Speech

I quietly slipped out of the delivery room, desperate to get away from Sophia and Alexa. I gave way to the depression I’ve been trying to hide, finding somewhere out of the way to sit. An hour passed before nurses took me to see Anna. …

A Storm of Lies

Every father should have the right to raise their children, but sometimes the mother doesn’t agree. In his riveting memoir, A Storm of Lies, Randy Zinn faces the daunting task of ensuring the truth of his relationship with his children comes to light.

Divorce Memoir Update

I’ve received the cover for my divorce and custody memoir, A Storm of Lies: A Father’s Fight to Raise His Children. The cover designer did a good job representing my young son and daughter on the cover. The book should be released April 20, 2021. So …

New Logo Revealed

My personal motto (well, one of several I have) is “Struggle. Overcome. Repeat.” I’ve now had a logo designed with “I Am Rand” on the bottom. The bird will hopefully remind you of the legendary phoenix or fire bird rising from its own ashes. I’ve …

Tips on Your Work Environment

Tip #1: “Less is More” Avoid making your work area a shrine to all things personal, with every last wall or desk space covered in paraphernalia. A few choice items just looks better than every last surface covered in something (italics) non-work related. It is …

Tips on Finding a New Job

Tip #3: “Responses Are Not Guaranteed” In life, regardless of who is initiating contact, a response is not guaranteed. Some will say we must respond to everyone, but this can be unrealistic in a hot job market when 20-30 people contact us every day for …

Tips About How to Make More Money

Tip #1: “Avoid Admitting What You Make” It’s not a future employer’s business what you’re making now or previously. What matters is that skillset, experience and market conditions have you seeking an appropriate amount. Leave that part of a job application blank. If asked, respond …

Randy Zinn

Randy Zinn is a proud father to a son (b. 2012) and daughter (b. 2016) and loves spending time with them when not writing memoirs, making music, playing golf, or lap swimming. Under another name, he’s published non-fiction and fantasy stories with a literary bent, …

Tips on Employment Types

Tip #6: “Beware the Illusion” There’s an old joke that the difference between employment and contracting or consulting is the illusion of job security. The former supposedly has it while the latter doesn’t. Well, employment doesn’t have it either. It just seems like it. We …

Leaving on Your Terms!

Part Three is all about how it ends, as all good things must. Whether it’s threats to our job, other opportunities, workplace tension, how to exit, or how to tell your employer, this crucial part covers them all!

Life in the Corporate World

Part Two is all about making the job work, from social outings, corporate events, celebrations big and small, dealing with the work environment, surviving the work day and week, mistakes to avoid, doing your actual job, and even finding out how to screw around without …

Getting Started with Corporate Life

Part One is about the basics everyone should know: employment types, finding a job, interviews, getting hired, your first day, benefits, and the all important paycheck!

Tips on Corporate Events

Tip #1: “Always Attend Onsite Events” Always attend any corporate event by your company, or the client if you’re there, taking place where you work. Skipping it looks anti-social and casts us in a bad light. You don’t have to stay for the whole thing, …

Tips on Surviving Corporate Hell

The corporate world can be full of surprises, not all of them pleasant. Some can be downright nefarious and cost you a gig and more. Why hope for the best, or that someone on the job will help you navigate this world, when you can …