Episode 66: Tim DeRoche, novelist and management consultant
June 11, 2018
Our guest today is Tim DeRoche, a McKinsey alum and independent consultant who is also the author of The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, a novel published in February 2018 by Redtail Press.
The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is a retelling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in which Tim imagines that Huck is alive today and instead of traveling on the Mississippi with an escaped slave, Huck is living in Los Angeles and travels along the Los Angeles River with an undocumented immigrant.
It is a fabulous novel with wonderfully inventive language and great fun to read.
In this episode, Tim and I discuss how he came to write the novel, and how he combines this creative pursuit with his management consulting practice.
Independent consulting provides the career flexibility to pursue a career as an artist in parallel, and Tim’s experience is a great example of that.
I hope you enjoy this discussion as much as I did.