Shelly Mateer

Biography

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!

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Series

Mingling in the CIA
Take a peek into the lives of the “cast of characters” at the Central Intelligence Agency. You will never view the CIA the same way again!

Books

A Hermit Crab's Home: The Adventures of Shelly Beach #2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
In book 2 of The Adventures of Shelly Beach series, Shelly and her brother Sunny continue on their adventures in the Florida Keys. Young readers can continue to learn about the wildlife found in the Florida Keys while they join Shelly in her magical paddle boat. In this installment, readers will discover hermit crabs, as they meet Herbie the Hermit Crab and Uncle Shrimpie, guided by a MerDog!
Mingling in the CIA: Archie
Series: Mingling in the CIA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In the latest installment of the Mingling in the CIA series, readers are introduced to Archie. Join Archie as he jaunts across the globe, generously funded by the U.S. government. Readers will continue to get a peek into the real lives of the officers in America's premier intelligence agency.
A Manatee Miracle: The Adventures of Shelly Beach #1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
The first installment in The Adventures of Shelly Beach series, A Manatee Miracle introduces us to Shelly Beach and her family as they move to the Florida Keys. A friendly manatee leads Shelly and her brother Sunny to a magical paddle boat and on to save the fragile environment they have come to love.
The Lemon Seed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
A story of thriving in adversity and flourishing, even in dismal circumstances and environments. A children's picture book about a lemon seed that gets thrown in the trash and ends up in the garbage dump, where it grows into a beautiful tree, supplying lemons to all of the animals.
Mommy Thinks She's a Monster
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
A touching children's book about Moms and motherhood written from the perspective of a young child, who only wants their mommy to be present in their life.
Mingling in the CIA: Bloud
Series: Mingling in the CIA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
Mission: Stand Down
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,830. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Jay is a covert officer in the post-9/11 Central Intelligence Agency. Risking his life on a perilous mission of high importance to the CIA, he is a rare breed in the culture of bureaucratic stagnancy that the Agency has become. A true to life spy thriller written by former CIA officer Shelly Mateer.
Mingling in the CIA: Annie Goes Overseas
Series: Mingling in the CIA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In this latest installment of the Mingling in the CIA series, we join Central Intelligence Agency officer Annie on her first overseas assignment. Annie continues on her blundering path, dragging national security along with her. From inappropriate relationships with foreign intelligence services to entitled use of government money to fund her love life, the reader will never view the CIA the same.
Mingling in the CIA: Annie
Series: Mingling in the CIA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Sheet cakes, overpriced coffee drinks, and a dancing guy in a doughnut suit? In this installment of the Mingling in the CIA series we venture into the daily life of Annie, an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. Simultaneously combining dimwittedness with opportunistic backstabbing, she bumbles from assignment to assignment, all at the expense of national security.
Mingling in the CIA: Observations of an Underdog
Series: Mingling in the CIA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In this first installment of the Mingling in the CIA series, the reader is introduced to the "cast of characters" at the Central Intelligence Agency. A humorous short story, the reader will meet the five most common personality types that populate the Agency.
Single in the CIA
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,640. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
Single in the CIA is a memoir about the author's experience as a single female working for the extremely male-dominated National Clandestine Service of the CIA. The author's story covers various romantic entanglements and workplace mischief she witnessed or was involved in. Single in the CIA is an entertaining and sexy romp through an often ugly experience.

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