One of my most favorite things to do on my blog is to host other authors.
Today, please join me in welcoming Kenneth Kerr, the author of “The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs).”
About the Author
Hi. My pen name is Kenneth J. Kerr, but most people call me Ken. I am retired after a successful business career, which included extensive international travel and living overseas in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Japan for almost a decade. After retirement, I lived in Russia for a year as a Peace Corps volunteer. I began my writing career ‘late in life’, just over two years ago. My second novel, “The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs)” was published in May 2014 and is available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon and as an e-book in all formats at Smashwords.
An Indie Author Blog Post
In the fall of 2012, I began my writing career. In April 2013 I self published my first book, “Life of a Double Agent.” On November 24, 2013, I wrote a blog posting titled “An Indie Author.” It is now another eight months later, and I now have self published a second book, “The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs).” I have come a long way in less than three years. I have published two novels, learned about self-publishing and marketing books as an Indie Author. I have also learned that there are hundreds of really good Indie Authors, some highly successful and many struggling to find their readers. My “An Indie Author” blog posting from November 2013 is a little long, but if you are interested you can read it at http://wp.me/p3lQub-bv.
The President had only met Ann once before, but her initial impressions of the young lady were very positive. She smiled inwardly realizing that the CIA Director had given Ann a more important role in this meeting.
“Ann, you and your Director were here previously on the suspected plot, and I said come back when you have more evidence that will stand up in court. Do you think we are there yet?”
Ann responded, “Madam President, with all due respect, you may be using the wrong standard. My team is tasked with following Al Qaeda, collecting intelligence, analyzing the intelligence and the situation, and preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. Sometimes we collect intelligence in ways that would not meet the standard required in a court of law. We may have that situation facing us now. It is highly likely that a cell of terrorists plan to attack sites in Washington D.C soon. It could be tomorrow, or the next day or several days from now. Hopefully, they are using fake explosives and will be unsuccessful. I don’t want to take that chance. And Madam President, I don’t think you should take that chance either. We have reliable intelligence that indicates an attack is imminent. I don’t believe you want to be known as the President who had intel about an attack and did not act. There are times when the standard for evidence useable in a trial, may be too high. This may be one of those times.”
The President stared at Ann. Everyone else in the room was dead silent, wondering how the President would respond to Ann’s comments.