Saturday, January 13, 2018

I'm delighted to announce publication of my latest book, Going It Alone: Essential Tips for the Independent Consultant. This is a compilation of the articles that were posted on this Consulting Tips & Tricks Blog several years ago, along with a lot of additional information.

The book offers an abundance of pragmatic pointers from my 20+ years of experience as a consultant, trainer, and author. If you have questions about setting prices, negotiating agreements, dealing with difficult clients, writing for publication, or generating revenue while you sleep, Going It Alone has answers. Numerous chapters were contributed by other consultants to provide a diversity of viewpoints and topics that expand on my personal experiences. Countless true stories make it all real and relatable. Even if you aren't an independent consultant you are certain to find a lot of useful information here.

To see a more detailed description of the book, see the table of contents, read some sample chapters, and see what the reviewers have said about it, please visit this page at my website, Going It Alone is now available in both paperback and e-book formats.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"The Reconstruction:" A mystery novel by Karl Wiegers

Okay, so it doesn't have anything to do with consulting or with software, but I'm excited to announce that my first novel, The Reconstruction, was recently published. Here's the description:

When 34-year-old forensic sculptor Jessica Sanford completes a facial reconstruction on unidentified remains found in a forest outside Eugene, Oregon, she discovers that she has a shocking personal connection to the victim. Jessica is driven to identify the victim, confirm their relationship, and deliver justice for her death.

Adopted as an infant, Jessica cleverly exploits connections with other adoptive families in her quest. Once she understands her link to the victim, Jessica finds herself more immersed in this case than in anything she has done before. Those involved in the apparent homicide are still out there—and Jessica intends to find them. Her relationships, her career, and her life are at risk as she strives to reconstruct the victim's last days.

Not just about uncovering a crime and hunting the suspects, The Reconstruction is also about a young woman's search for her own identity. Jessica is a strong, independent woman who strives to balance her career, her passions, and her social life. The reader accompanies Jessica as she applies all of her skills and all of her smarts to try to solve the mystery of a lifetime.

Learn more and read sample chapters at