Saturday, December 10, 2011
2:00pm until 6:00pm
Petunias of Naples
852 5th Avenue South
Naples, Fl. 34102
Karna began her career in San Francisco as a reporter for KRON-TV. Her name at that time was Karna Small. She then anchored the news for KGO-TV and covered breaking news stories throughout the Bay Area. She received a contract and moved to Washington, DC to a...anchor the Ten O’clock news on Channel 5, host a nationally syndicated program on business and economic issues as well as a three-hour news/talk radio show.
When Ronald Reagan was elected President, he stood in front of Blair House and named Jim Brady as his Press Secretary with Karna as Jim’s Deputy. She was immediately thrust into the tough task of explaining domestic policy initiatives to members of the national press corps. But there were benefits – being involved with the most important issues of the time, almost daily meetings with the President and traveling on Air Force One. She was also sent to South America and the Far East to give speeches to government, business and student groups on the President’s economic priorities.
Later, she had an opportunity to focus on foreign policy and became a Senior Director and spokesman for the National Security Council. She attended arms control talks with the Soviets and traveled with the team that briefed the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy as well as Pope John Paul II. Those were heady days, “evil empire” days, so it was a unique experience to chat with the Soviet Union’s General Secretary Gorbachev at that first Summit meeting in Geneva.
When Karna left The White House to become Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff.
By now, she had written TV news scripts, briefing papers for the President, newspaper columns and magazine articles, but she had always wanted to write novels. She hopes you will enjoy political thrillers CHECKMATE, GAMBIT and FINAL FINESSE as much as she enjoyed writing them. Watch for book #4, CASTLE BRAVO. Sh is currently working on #5, TRUST BUT VERIFY.
On a personal note, she is married to Dick Bodman -- they maintain homes in Naples, Florida, Washington, DC and Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
ABOUT FINAL FINESSE
My third thriller, FINAL FINESSE, features a heroine who is on the White House staff. The story is contemporary – based on current threats to our country’s national security, specifically our energy supplies. In researching this story, I met with a number of experts, former NSC colleagues, ambassadors and CIA agents. They all helped me weave together a story of intricate plots and political intrigue that I hope you’ll want to read. Here’s a summary:
Samantha Reid, the White House Deputy Director for Homeland Security, deals with national security threats on a daily basis. When a natural gas pipeline explodes in America’s heartland, she senses pending disaster and tries to convince reluctant officials to take action.
After several more explosions, Samantha teams up with Tripp Adams, Vice President of GeoGlobal Oil & Gas, owner of the pipelines, to investigate. As they race to solve the mystery of the sabotage and determine the motives of the shadowy group behind the havoc, Samantha and Tripp spend days…and nights…together, growing ever closer. Then Tripp is sent on a business trip to South America…and disappears.
Now Samantha must deal with political intrigue at the highest levels, finesse international plots and break all the White House rules as she races to find Tripp and stop the team of foreign agents before they carry out their final deadly scheme.
You will be given a coupon for 50% 0ff 1 item at regular price with every book purchased!!! Wine and Yummies will be served!!!
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Petunias of Naples is a well established boutique in the "Heart" of Naples Florida on "Main Street", 5th Avenue South.Our sizes range from XS to 1X with 2X available to order and from size 0-16. Our focus is on smaller designers and manufacturers!