Former FBI Agent Answers Her Calling to Be a Writer About Fighting Crime

Former FBI Agent Jerri Williams, via Twitter
Former FBI Agent Jerri Williams, via Twitter

By Steve Neavling

Former FBI Agent Jerri Williams couldn’t shake the feeling that she wanted to be a writer and share her stories about fighting crime on a podcast.

The podcasts became so popular last week that they ended up No. 1 on the coveted “new and noteworthy” list on iTunes, CBS Philadelphia reports. 

“I was shocked. I have no idea why they selected my podcast but I am so grateful,” Williams said.

After joining the FBI in 1982, Williams left her job in 2008 and began working a the chief spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Then last summer, she left that job to answer her calling – be be a full-time writer.

She wrote a book, “Play to Play,” about a female FBI agent pursuing corruption in the strip club industry in Philadelphia.

“I thought, this needs to be a book and so I wrote one,” Williams said with a smile.

Williams is already working on her second novel, one inspired by a Philadelphia Ponzi scheme from the 1990s.

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