OUR SPEAKER WILL BE SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT KRISTINE BEARDSLEY.
Kris currently is a Unit Chief in the Counterintelligence Division. Prior to joining the FBI, Kris graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the United States Army as a military intelligence officer.She served seven years in the Army in a variety of intelligence and security officer positions.In January of 2002, she entered the FBI Academy and following graduation was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office (LAFO) to a Counterintelligence (CI) squad.After working in the CI field for two years, she was selected as LAFO’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator and served as the Program Coordinator for three years.In 2007, she was promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the WMD Directorate at FBI Headquarters, where she managed the Biological Countermeasures program for three years.As a result of her work in the WMD Directorate, the White House selected her to serve as the Countering Biological Threats Director in the WMD Coordinator’s Office of the National Security Council.After a two and a half year assignment at the White House, Kris returned to the WMD Directorate and was promoted to Unit Chief of the Executive Strategy Unit, where she managed strategy and communications.From there, she was assigned to Chicago as a field SSA over a CI Squad for three years.She recently reported to the Counterintelligence Division as a Unit Chief.Kris likes staying active and playing sports, enjoys Buddhist meditations, and hanging with her two cats and fish, Jasper, Tarzan, and Buddha.She is also working on ghost writing a memoir for a famous fitness celebrity.
Mystery Ink Events
Saturday, January 26th, 2 p.m. book signing – Howard Michael Gould – LAST LOOKS & Patricia Smiley – THE SECOND GOODBYE
Howard Michael Gould & Patricia Smiley will be discussing and signing their latest books on at the Mystery Ink Bookstore.
In Gould’s debut novel, LAST LOOKS, the brilliant, eco-maniacal detective Charlie Waldo is introduced and thrust into a spectacular Hollywood murder mystery. “The plot is good and the protagonist is even better. It’s fast, funny, and well worth a sequel.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“A wild, madcap homage to and satire of the Hollywood noir thriller. Gould, an accomplished screenwriter and showrunner, knows how to keep it fast, smart, and funny.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
Patricia Smiley is the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of four novels featuring amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair. The three books in her latest series are hard-boiled police procedurals about LAPD homicide detective Davie Richards (PACIFIC HOMICIDE, OUTSIDE THE WIRE, THE SECOND GOODBYE). “THE SECOND GOODBYE is a straight ahead jolt of police procedural adrenaline! Like Michael Connelly, Patricia Smiley grabs a hold of you and pulls you into the story without tricks or gimmicks…” Matt Coyle -Anthony Award -winning author.
February 23, 11:30 a.m. – San Clemente Friends of the Library Annual Authors Luncheon – Speakers – Chris Erskine and T. Jefferson Parker.