Cecilia A. Hallman completed her university studies in South Carolina, the University of Oxford and Tulane University. She currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
"Madame President is a most timley journey through politico's minds as each decides how best to make or break the presidential aspirations of our herione, Ophelia Hartwell. Set in historic Aiken, South Carolina the story unfolds as Ophelia's mentor, John Henry Thompson had meticulously orchestrated. But evil and opposing political forces tried to outmaneuver these best laid plans. Like The Memphis Kingmaker before it, Madame President is one of this year's most intriguing novels and the reader will not be able to put it down from start to finish." ~ Shirley & Marv Weber
Bestselling author Tom Wolfe, author of Bonfire of the Vanities and I Am Charlotte Simmons:
"The story of a Big Daddy who put his good and bad old boys wherever he wanted to, from the bell desk of a Beale Street hotel to the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office while surveying the world over the rim of a glass of freshly-picked-mint juleps in a club chair in Memphis. Excelsior!"
Doris O'Donnell, author of Front Page Girl (Kent State University Press):
"Take it from this duo of authors, they know the real world of serpentine power politics. The characters, woven into the fictional lives of the West Point Class of 1946, glide into the shadows of booze (preferably Jack Daniels), bucks, jets, greedy bloodsuckers, to eventually spiral into the Presidency of the United States. The story races along against a background of smooth Southern culture, glossing over the devilish cunning of driven men and women. There are goodies too - Memphis' jazzy Beale Street, and a Nicaraguan hideaway."