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Award-winning author Karna Small Bodman will sign copies of her new political thriller, "Castle Bravo", beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave.
CASTLE BRAVO, her 4th novel, received a Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention for Best Fiction. In all her novels she weaves many of her White House experiences and settings into the story ... scenes in the Situation Room, the Oval Office, Georgetown restaurants as well as exotic locations overseas. Her different careers give her a unique perspective on the press, the government and international affairs - as you can see from her background:
She began her career in San Francisco as a TV news reporter and anchor first for KRON-TV and then KGO-TV. She later moved to Washington, DC to anchor the Ten O’clock news on Channel 5, host a nationally syndicated program on business and economic issues as well as a three-hour news/talk radio show.
When Ronald Reagan was elected President, he stood in front of Blair House and named Jim Brady as his Press Secretary with Karna as Jim’s Deputy. She had almost daily meetings with the President and traveled on Air Force One. She was also sent to South America and the Far East to give speeches to government, business and student groups on the President’s economic priorities.
Next, she was named Senior Director and spokesman for the National Security Council. She attended arms control talks with the Soviets and traveled with the team that briefed the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy as well as Pope John Paul II. Those were “evil empire” days, so it was a unique experience to chat with the Soviet Union’s General Secretary Gorbachev at that first Summit meeting in Geneva.
When Karna left The White House to become Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff.
For more information: http://www.karnabodman.com/