This writer is looking for an agent.
I grew up all over the Midwest, mainly Kansas. I now live with my wife, Betty Ann (who grew up in Niantic, Connecticut), in Vienna, Virginia. Our four grown children all live in Northern Virginia. An Army combat veteran, I attended Yale (BA) and Princeton (MPA, Mid-Career Fellow, and Ph.D. at the Woodrow Wilson School) with the help of scholarships, fellowships, work-study, and the G.I. Bill. I was a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State (Japanese language and East Asia specialist), including serving as a political officer, economic officer, executive assistant to the Ambassador at the Tokyo Embassy, international relations officer on the Japan Desk at State (where I drafted briefing papers for the President, which I hope someone in the White House read), and did Japanese interpreting at the White House during the State visit of the Japanese Prime Minister. Trying to create roots in this country for our children, I left State to work in the poverty program, including Head Start. The latter part of my career, I specialized in Head Start, child care, and other programs for vulnerable children and families and ran a 30 person consulting firm. While working full-time, I wrote several nonfiction publications. I retired to write thrillers full-time. My goal is to become a published novelist.
I have two completed thriller manuscripts for which I am seeking an agent (one protagonist is a female Nisei rookie detective in Fairfax County, Virginia; the second protagonist is a male Caucasian detective who is forced to resign from the DC police force after being set up in the homicide of a black teenager and takes a job as detective in rural Jefferson County, Virginia).