After spending almost two decades in the secret world, launching a new career as an author, media commentator and film consultant is exciting and very different. I used to hide behind a cloak and dagger. Now, I find a website better suits my needs.
I am often asked if I miss being a spy. Yes, it was tough at first getting used to the phone not ringing, unexpected orders to fly somewhere to meet an agent, track down a terrorist or surge to fill a war time requirement. The flip side is I now have time to explore my creative side without risking national security.
For Publishers: I am currently focused on writing middle grade fiction for children with my co-writer Kathryn Dennis. Please visit my children's book website, http://www.anatoliasteppe.com/ or www.facebook.com/anatoliasteppe.
For Film and TV: I provide content and technical advice on espionage for scripts. See my film page for projects I have already done. Please contact me directly for discussion of services and fee structure.
Media Commentary: I do a limited amount of media commentary these days. Please contact me directly with your requests, but do not be surprised if the answer is no. I have only so much time in every day.
Public Speaking: While I love speaking engagements (nothing like a captive audience!), time restrictions require that I am selective. Speaking topics: Intelligence Challenges in the 21st Century; the Al-Qa'ida Insurgency; and Women in Intelligence. Contact me directly for information on my speaking fee.