Rose Bannigan worked for the CIA in both Washington, DC and Germany and for The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, New York and Afghanistan. Subsequently she joined the National Academy of Sciences’ international office which involved programs with and travel to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For several years, she managed programs in Indonesia and Thailand involving technical and administrative development.
With this first novel, she tops a career involving considerable reportorial and analytical writing.
A native of Ohio, Rose Bannigan lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, John, a lecturer and writer. They still travel abroad and spend time at their homes on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in Hampshire County, West Virginia.