So You Think You Have a Book in You?

by The Cipher Brief

Under/Cover is constantly probing for insights that will help readers (and writers) understand how to gauge demand, and how to know if that story they have burning inside of them, is actually a book...

Why the U.S. is Losing the War on Extremism

by Farah Pandith

Extremist organizations are successfully preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials in order to add to their ranks, according a new book published by Cipher Brief Expert...

Part Two: On Becoming Brad Meltzer

by Brad Meltzer

Thriller writer Brad Meltzer has written 32 books.  Most of them are children’s books, many are thrillers, 2 are ‘How-To’ books, 1 is a TV book and his latest, is the non-fiction, First...

Brad Meltzer's First Conspiracy

by Brad Meltzer

It’s not exactly his first conspiracy, but thriller writer Brad Meltzer’s new book, First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, is the author’s first non-fiction...

Truth, Fiction and Capturing the Best Story

by Bill Harlow

Bill Harlow knows how to use a word.  The Under/Cover Co-Editor and prolific author has worked with some of the very best in the national security world.  He was co-author of George Tenet’s At...

The Cyber War is Upon Us

John Carlin brings a wealth of government experience to his new book, co-written with author Garrett M. Graff, Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global...

Thriller Writer Brad Thor Spills Secrets

by Brad Thor

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What Book Agents Want

by Suzanne Kelly

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that...

Author Interview: J.R. Seeger on Mike4

J.R. Seeger served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and as a CIA officer for a total of 27 years of federal service. As a CIA officer he served in multiple field locations both as a field...

Author Interview: Lea Carpenter on Red, White, Blue

Lea Carpenter’s second novel, Red, White, Blue is a love story wrapped in a novel about what it means to be a spy.  It’s a story about a father and daughter, about a marriage, and about...