One thing Karla Brady Bullock '00 believes is that dreams do come true. The UDC alumna (BA in economics) said that her first dream was to finish her education at the University, which she did, even though it took 11 years to do so. She never gave up. She said that economics is a discipline that requires sharp reasoning, research and writing skills. These skills served her well as an intelligence research specialist at the FBI, a position Bullock held for eight of the 12 years she worked for the bureau, and would help this closet writer in a new career: novelist.
Flash forward to 2011. Bullock, who had been journaling since childhood, penned The Bum Magnet, a romantic comedy published by Simon & Schuster this March. Like a number of new authors, Bullock had run the gamut of literary agents when, in 2009, she decided to self-publish and promote her book. About four months later she received an email from an executive editor at a publishing house and eventually landed an agent and a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster. Her sequel, Got a Right to be Wrong, is scheduled for publication in January 2012.
In addition to writing, the multifaceted Bullock sells real estate and works for a government contracting firm. She has completed two other novels that she is working with her agent to get published. Bullock can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.