From the Author
The backstory of CIA FALL GUY:
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
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books,
including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF
AMAZON and cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE.
also the co-founder of the online marketing company Miller Mosaic LLC
and often blogs about book publishing and marketing.