Shelly Mateer is a former CIA officer. She writes books and stories inspired by her time working for the CIA. Her first book, Single in the CIA, is a memoir about her experience working in the National Clandestine Service (aka Directorate of Operations) of the Central Intelligence Agency. Her series, Mingling in the CIA, takes readers on a disturbing yet comical journey into the daily lives of the officers in America's premier spy agency. Mission: Stand Down is a true to life spy thriller – her most controversial book yet. Mommy Thinks She's a Monster is a touching children's picture book about moms and motherhood written from the perspective of a young child, who only wants their mommy to be present in their life. The Lemon Seed is a children's picture book about thriving in adversity and flourishing, even in dismal circumstances and environments. The Adventures of Shelly Beach series is an elementary-grade chapter book series that takes our youngest readers on magical adventures in the Florida Keys. As a mother of two young children, Shelly has created the BurpMitt® product line for baby and home, developed the Cooking in the CIA app and created a comical children’s music album, Mommy’s Gone Mad!