Retired FBI Special Agent & Author of Upcoming Memoir It's Not About the Gun: Lessons from my Global Career as a Female FBI Agent.

Retired FBI Special Agent & Author of Upcoming Memoir It's Not About the Gun: Lessons from my Global Career as a Female FBI Agent.

It's Not about the Gun
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It's Not About the Gun

Lessons From My Global Career as a Female FBI Agent

After spending more than twenty-six years as a Special Agent with the FBI, Kathy Stearman recounts the global experiences that shaped her life—and the mixed feelings that she now holds about the sacrifices she had to make to survive in a man’s world.

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About the Author

Kathy Stearman is a retired FBI Special Agent and author of the forthcoming memoir, It’s Not About the Gun: Lessons from My Global Career as a Female FBI Agent, which focuses on her time overseas as head of FBI offices in south-central Asia and China.

Kathy also writes narrative non-fiction and essays related to international travel, the current political and social climate, and growing up on a remote farm in central Kentucky. One of her essays, “Kentucky Windage,” which also appears in her memoir, was published in the April 2020 issue of Under the Gum Tree. She is currently researching topics for her next book.

When not writing, Kathy and her husband, Keith, continue to explore the world.


Not all who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien


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