In an FTF Exchange podcast, Catharine Riggs talks about how her career in financial services helped her transition to her new life as a thriller novelist.
The subject of corporate corruption has been helpful to the writing career of Catharine Riggs who successfully transitioned from three decades in financial services to a new life as a full-time, thriller novelist.
To be clear, Riggs has imagined corruption in her second life as a novelist, and not lived it. “I love using corporate corruption as an over-arching theme. Anything that has to do with money brings in greed,” Riggs tells FTF News via the FTF Exchange Podcast series.
Riggs, who lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a living example of how persistence pays off in the pursuit of a dream. Before and while she was reinventing herself, Riggs worked as a business banker, adjunct college instructor, and as an executive for a nonprofit organization.
Her novels have been praised by established thriller writers, and she is a member of the International Thriller Writers, The Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, and the Mystery Writers of America. Her most recent work includes the twin thrillers “What She Gave Away,” and “What She Never Said.”
FTF News often hears about the remarkable hobbies and nonfinancial passions of industry participants, ranging from judges of Olympic figure skater competitions to rock musicians, semi-professional violinists, and filmmakers.
We hope you enjoy this break from our regularly scheduled programming and find inspiration in this true-life story of pursuing passions beyond the already fascinating realm of financial services.
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