From the Author
The seed for the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY came from my experiences living in Europe when my husband and I were stationed with the U.S. Army in Munich, Germany, from September 1970 to May 1972.
My husband Mitch was a military intelligence officer with the 18th MI Battalion, and I eventually got my own security clearance and a low-level GS job with the 66th MI Group. A copy of the reports I typed went to the CIA station in Munich.
The bombing of the Frankfurt Officers Club actually occurred in May 1972 only a few hours after my husband and I arrived in Frankfurt by train from Munich and then immediately flew back to the United States on a U.S. Army-chartered plane. I subsequently read about the bombing in the front-page news items of The Wall Street Journal.
The CIA and me:
The CIA recruited at Wharton when I was an M.B.A. student. During winter vacation of 1979-1980 I typed endless application forms on a typewriter. A couple of months later I got a phone call with an offer to come to Langley for two days of interviews.
At the moment I got the call I was not in a position to accept this visit offer -- something I have always regretted.
Years later in 1994 I thought I had arranged an invitation to visit the CIA when I would be in D.C. for another reason. Unfortunately, that was the week that the mole in the agency -- Aldrich Ames -- was discovered and the CIA was in lock-down mode.
I still have hopes of someday visiting Langley.
About the Author
She is also the co-founder of the online marketing company Miller Mosaic LLC and often blogs about book publishing and marketing.