Book Review | Elected

Title: Elected

Author: Cathy Travis

My Review

Since September, 11, 2001 my interest in politics has really changed, that day changed many of our lives and political views.   I have enjoyed working with author, Cathy Travis, who as wrote books such as Target Sitting, Remember Who You Are and award-winning Constitution Translated for Kids.  I was extremely excited to read Elected by Cathy Travis, considering her amazing background in politics.  Cathy worked on Capitol Hill for 25 years as a communications director, senior adviser and political consultant for different members of congress, Cathy Travis knows her stuff.

I am an avid reader, and enjoy a good story.  Elected is the first book I have ever read that as soon as I finished it, I flipped back to the first page and started reading it again.  I was incredibly hooked on the story by the third page, and finished the book in one sitting.  We all know the story of 9/11 and the way it directly changed the lives of every american in many ways.  Elected follows along closely with that story, but not enough to feel like you are reading from a history book.  The more I read, I found myself being absorbed by the story.  I could feel the emotions of each of the characters.  Hal being my favorite character, sounds like a man to be trusted as a good moral, and strong leader and I only wish we could see a real presidential candidate like him in real life.

This book will make you think, and bring back memories of the fear from that day.  On a different note, it will also re-kindle those feelings of pure patriotism we all had in the days and months following 9/11.  Elected is an excellent read, and puts a great twist on a story we all know, or think we know.  I give it two thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone who loves a great story, even if you don’t follow, or don’t care to follow politics I think you will be pleased with this book.

About The Author

Capitol Hill Author Entertaining and Informing

Cathy Travis worked on Capitol Hill for 25 years as a communications director, senior advisor and political consultant for various Members of Congress until her early retirement. A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Travis graduated from Arkansas State University and resides in Washington, D.C.

Her first book, the award-winning Constitution Translated for Kids, was hailed by partisans in all major political parties as an even-handed, non-ideological rendition of the founding U.S. document.

Travis herself has been a registered Independent for over a decade.

Since 2008, she has been writing books full time, publishing: Target Sitting, Remember Who You Are, and Elected.

On digital publishing “Like Gutenberg’s printing press made books available to everyone for the first time, digital books now make publishing available to all authors for the first time,” said Travis. “Today story tellers connect directly to readers – minus agents, publishers, printers, distribution and personal connections with thousands of booksellers.”

Read Profiles about Cathy “Living Aloud on Capitol Hill,” Roll Call “Novel Plan,” Congress Daily “Constitution 101,” Jonesboro Occasions “Pint-sized campaigner becomes Constitution advocate,” Scripps Howard News Service “We, the children,” Voices Magazine

Visit Cathy on her Website or connect on Facebook

  • Jenn

    Kelly it is a very good book, my husband is reading it too and cannot put it down. I normally do not go for politics but amazing story line, makes you think.