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Author Interview

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 Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, as well as roughly a half dozen other non-fiction accounts of national security issues in recent history.  He’s also tinkered with his own ideas in his fictional Circle William, published by Scribner in 1999.

Under/Cover turned the pages on Harlow this week to ask him to share some of his insights into writing success as well as some of the lessons he’s learned during his time in the writing and publishing world.  Funny enough, this retired Navy man and CIA Officer never set out to be an author.

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Author Interview

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