Stan Pottinger's first book, THE FOURTH PROCEDURE, a "novel of medical suspense" was published in April 1995 by Random Ballantine and in ten foreign languages. The book made all national bestseller lists, including The New York Times.
His second novel, A SLOW BURNING, was published in hardcover by Dutton in March of 2000, and his third novel, THE LAST NAZI, was published by St. Martin's Press in September 2003.
THE BOSS, his fourth novel, will be published December 1, 2006 by St. Martin's Press.
Pottinger is president of Barnstorm Books, a book producer whose first book, A HAND TO GUIDE ME: American Reflections by Denzel Washington was published November 1, 2006 and made all national bestselling lists, including The New York Times. He is also the host of Beyond Politics, an interview show aired on Plum TV.
Stan Pottinger graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. After practicing law in California, he was appointed Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and later became Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Following service in the Ford Administration, in the spring of 1977 he served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General in the Carter Administration.
Pottinger is a former trustee of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, and served as a member of the United Nations Association's Advisory Committee for Multilateral Projects. He was a director of NABCO, the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, and a founding director of Voters for Choice, a non-partisan organization promoting women pro-choice candidates for electoral office.
Pottinger has written for a number of magazines and periodicals and has an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Lincoln University. In 1974, he was named by Time magazine as one of 200 "Future Leaders of America."
Pottinger is the father of three grown children and lives in the New York area.