Author Interview: Lea Carpenter on Red, White, Blue

Lea Carpenter
Author, 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 unraveling the real story of why spies do what they do.  

They story itself is complex by design and takes the reader from one character to another in a dialogue that weaves together elements of trust, betrayal and doubting what was once accepted as truth. 

The woman behind the story, author Lea Carpenter, wrote her first novel, Eleven Days, about the relationship between a mother and son, while poetically depicting the toll that war takes on families. 

She’s busy,  having also written the screenplay for Mile 22, the movie released this summer about the CIA’s not-often-talked-about Special Activities Division.  The movie was directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg. 

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The Author is Lea Carpenter

Lea Carpenter graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was valedictorian. She is a Contributing Editor at Esquire and has written the screenplay for Mile 22, a film about CIA’s Special Activities Division, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich, coming out in July. She is developing Eleven Days for television with Lucy Donnelly (Grey Gardens) and Gideon Raff... Read More

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