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Shelly Mateer is a former CIA officer. Her first book, Single in the CIA, is a memoir about her experience working in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency. Her series, Mingling in the CIA, takes readers on a disturbing yet comical journey into the daily lives of the officers in America's premier spy agency. Mission: Stand Down is a true to life spy thriller - her most controversial book yet. Mommy Thinks She's a Monster is a touching children's picture book about moms and motherhood written from the perspective of a young child, who only wants their mommy to be present in their life. The Lemon Seed is a children's picture book about thriving in adversity and flourishing, even in dismal circumstances and environme ...more

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Shelly Mateer All of my books are influenced by real people and experiences I had in the CIA. Scary, but yes, these characters are all based on people I worked with…moreAll of my books are influenced by real people and experiences I had in the CIA. Scary, but yes, these characters are all based on people I worked with in the agency that is responsible for protecting our national security! I try to keep it light, but if you realize what you are reading, it can get pretty sad at times. My latest book is the next installment in the Mingling in the CIA series - Bloud. I'll just say he is quite a character!(less)
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Bringing Dubai To Zimbabwe

UAE’s Investment in Zimbabwe Grows with the Groundbreaking of Zim Cyber City

It’s no secret that many countries across the globe are clamoring for their piece of the action on the resource-abundant African continent. We have all heard of China’s influence and expansion into Africa, but the United Arab Emirates has also been very active in the African region. One African country, Zimbabwe, has seen

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