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About Geri

Geri Spieler, the author of Housewife Assassin, is a journalist and investigator reporter who wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Westways, and Forbes. She received praise and three awards, including the Smart-Writ Best Non-fiction award at the 2010 Mensa Annual Conference for her book, which uncovered the truth behind the life of Sara Jane Moore, the woman who attempted assassination of Gerald Ford, the President of the United States, in January 2009, Palgrave Macmillan, NY.

Spieler also worked as the Research Director at Gartner Group, advising major corporations and publishing over 150 research notes on emerging technology. Moreover, Spieler has spoken nationally and internationally in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She also taught Internet research skills to many different types of organizations. She holds a degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Geri Spieler is also president of the California Writers Club, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Authors Guild, the Women’s National Book Association, the Internet Society, and the Book Critics Circle. Currently, she resides in Northern California with her husband, her pet chickens, and her fruit trees.

Geri Spieler’s Journey with Sara Jane Moore

In Housewife Assassin – The Woman Who Tried to Kill President Ford, Geri Spieler takes readers on a journey through the life and mind of Sara Jane Moore, the woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.

Spieler’s unique perspective comes from her 30-year correspondence with Moore, which began when Moore requested to meet her in prison after reading an article Spieler had written. Combining her personal experiences with Moore with years of independent research, Spieler delivers an intimate psychological portrait of a suburban housewife turned double agent while providing readers with a snapshot of the political and cultural turbulence of the 1960s and 70s.

Spieler’s book sheds light on the life of a woman who made history and the breakdowns in communication and power struggles that almost led to the assassination of a U.S. President.