40 minutes | Jun 23rd 2017

74: Phillippe Diederich and the Cultural Influences That Shaped His Career(s)

My guest today, Phillippe Diederich is an award-winning novelist, and the author of three books, Sofrito, Playing with the Devil’s Fire, and his forthcoming mystery, The Last Girl (written under the pseudonym, Danny Lopez). Before he became a novelist, much of his photojournalism work centered around the Latin American culture, mainly in Cuba and Mexico. Phillippe was a nomad who enjoyed the early days of his career when he could walk the streets getting a pulse of the people. Phillippe is a devoted husband and father who believes our time here is short. He has an abundance of personal cultural influences from which to draw to build his stories. He is a man of the world, who allows us into his, with every book he writes. During this episode, Phillippe shares the inspiration behind his stories, how the book industry made him a young adult author and where he took some of his favorite photos. If you are considering a life or job transition but are having a hard time getting started I invite you to check out my Discover What’s Next coaching program. Allow me to help you create a more fulfilling future. Sign up for a 1-hour complimentary consultation. Key Takeaways: [2:00] Phillippe’s origin story, and how he became a photojournalist. [14:24] Much of Phillippe’s fiction work centers around Cuba, and his first piece was the leader of a Harley Davidson club there. [27:29] Playing for the Devil's Fire addresses the changing landscape of a small town in Mexico from a young boy’s point of view. [35:58] Danny Lopez is a pseudonym Phillippe uses to separate his adult work from his young adult stories. [41:13] Phillippe and his wife, Lorraine Ladish, share the belief that we are only here for a short period of time. Mentioned in This Episode: Phillippe Diederich Ever Better Podcast Ep. 63 with Lorraine Ladish Ever Better U Discover What’s Next Coaching Lisa@EverBetterU.com @EverBetterU on Twitter
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