Johnny is Planting Potatoes or Is He?

by Lana Guzman

Book Cover: The Countryside Stories
ISBN: 978-1-990070-74-7

This is the first short story of a collection of anecdotes about life in the countryside. The main character, Johnny, is a selfish, inept, middle-aged man with big dreams, big ego and a huge desire to get things done using other people's free labour. In this comic account, Johnny is trying himself as an agronomist having no experience nor any knowledge pertinent to planting potatoes or anything else for that matter.

Publisher: Noble Gray PRESS

Johnny approached the potato-planting business seriously. So seriously, in fact, that he even went out and bought a book. Only the book was not about planting potatoes or any other vegetable for that matter. It was about building and managing a house with a garden on a plot of land on a part-time basis. The book said nothing about planting potatoes, only a little about planting flowers, which Johnny considered "a wasteful habit as flowers cannot be eaten".

About the Author

I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from HEC Montreal. I also hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. I hold a Specialist in Finance degree and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Russian Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow, Russia. I worked for multinationals and a start-up doing market research and business development. For the past 11 years, I have been doing applied business and academic research in a number of diverse fields. I write, co-write, ghost write full-length professional books, as well as short fiction. I translate from and to English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian. I can also work with texts in Portuguese and Afrikaans.