When did you leave this career behind, and why?
You worked in Iraq in 2003; what inspired you to write a memoir of your time there over a decade later?
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Given the time delay, did you struggle at all to accurately remember specific event details or interactions with individuals you mention? If so, how did you go about fact-checking?
CIA Case Officers are trained to pick up on and remember details. The stories that I chose to write about rose to the surface of my memory, because of that reason. Fortunately, I have close relationships with many of my former colleagues. On more than one occasion I was able to reach out and clarify some particular detail in a story.
Writing one's first book can be challenging. How did you approach the writing process? What did you enjoy the most? What was the hardest?
Is there any advice you can share to help other new writers ready to start work on their first book?
Where do you go from here? Will there be other books?