Kathleen Antrim is the author of the bestselling political thriller,CAPITAL OFFENSE, a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner newspaper, a correspondent for NewsMax Magazine, and a political commentator appearing on radio and television. She can be heard regularly on San Francisco's KSFO HotTalk 560 AM, The Lee Rodgers Show.
Antrim has travel the world researching her projects from Vietnam, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central America and Europe to China and all over the Far East.
In 2005, Antrim's life took a turn toward Washington, DC. She worked behind the scenes on Capitol Hill as a writer and "political insider." She has been briefed at the highest levels on the War on Terror at Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base and has attended White House briefings on the War on Terror, national security, and policy issues.
For a few years, she divided her time between California and Capitol Hill, and traveled with U.S. presidential forerunners on the campaign trail.
Antrim has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Rupert Hughes Award. Her short story, Torn, was included in Pronto! Writings from Rome, an anthology of work by such authors as Dorothy Allison, John Saul, Elizabeth Engstrom, and Terry Brooks.
She grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green State University. A longtime political and news junkie, she worked for her political science professor in college.
She met her husband while living in Littleton, Colorado and working for the Gillette Company. After moving to Northern California, she and her husband founded the Antrim Engineering and Construction Company.
Well-known in the San Francisco Bay area for her charity work, she is one of the founders of the Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Ball, which has donated over 2.4 million dollars to organizations that provide services to children in need. She was also the president of Livermore Valley Wine Growers Foundation Board, which has raised 2.5 million dollars for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Antrim has served on the Foundation Boards of Los Positas College and ValleyCare Hospital. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Writers Conference, and the Board of Directors for the International Thriller Writers as Vice President of National Events.
She is a member of such professional organizations as: The Authors Guild, the National Press Club, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Murder Must Advertise.
When she's not traveling for work, she resides in Northern California, with her husband, two daughters, four dogs and cat.
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Books:Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, May 2010
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, June 2009
Capital Offense, May 2004