White House

Author spices up tales of intrigue with her own political experience

Author spices up tales of intrigue with her own political experience

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When the characters in one of Karna Small Bodman's political thrillers hold a meeting in the Oval Office or the White House situation room, the settings have the ring of authenticity. That's because the author spent six years working in the White House under President Ronald Reagan, from 1981 through 1986.

Bodman, who maintains homes in Rancho Santa Fe, Washington D.C. and Florida, is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, in an event sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild.

Bodman will talk about her fourth novel, "Castle Bravo," and tell stories about her days...

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