Mateer, Shelly Mateer

Shelly’s latest projects:

Cooking in the CIA is now available!
Shelly is now an OpsLens contributor!

Shelly’s latest book:

In this installment of the Mingling in the CIA series readers continue to get a disturbing view into the daily life of the officers in America’s premier spy agency. Join Bloud as he cheats and backstabs his way through his career while being generously funded by the U.S. government.


Kudos for Single in the CIA:

No holds barred, precisely the commentary I’ve heard from others in similar situations. Thank you for who you are and being a role model for others to include our 14 year old daughter. Much appreciated.

— Anonymous Reader

I will say it took courage to do what you did. Sort of like charging a machine gun nest. After the first step it’s too late to back out.

— Frank Boccia, Author

Thank you so much for being brave enough to show the world this view. You have done society a service with your pen!

— Anonymous Reader

About the Author:
Shelly Mateer is a former CIA officer-turned-Mom. In a previous life, she attended the University of California, Davis where she earned a degree in international relations. Shelly grew up in various U.S. locations and overseas. When she is not entertaining her two young children, she spends her time writing stories influenced by her time working for the CIA. Her first book, Single in the CIA, is a comical memoir of her life in the National Clandestine Service (or Directorate of Operations) of the Central Intelligence Agency. Her series, Mingling in the CIA, is a humorous introduction to the “cast of characters” at the CIA, and begins with a journey into the life of Annie, a dimwitted backstabber. Her latest book, Mission: Stand Down, is a true to life spy thriller – her most controversial book yet.

Shelly is also the inventor of the BurpMitt. The BurpMitt is made of 100% organic cotton and can absorb up to ten times its weight in under two seconds. It soaks up twenty times faster than other materials (bamboo, cotton, hemp knits). There is no need to prewash and dry it to activate its super absorbency – it is ready-to-absorb straight out of the packaging.
Measuring approximately 14 inches in height and 10 1/2 inches wide, the BurpMitt is one-size-fits-all with mildly stretchy fabric.
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Shelly’s books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Kobo, iTunes Books, and Smashwords, and more – just ask your local bookstore!

For excerpts from Shelly’s books, please visit the Blog page.


All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the CIA or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or Agency endorsement of the author’s views. This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.

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