Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all! I hope the holidays have been a bit of a distraction for you after the horrendous year that we’ve endured, and I’m feeling good about 2021, as long as we can get past the next few weeks without anything else bad happening.
The good news is that my latest book, Barnstormers Book Two: The Further Adventures of Kiki and Bridget is now available from Amazon in paperback and for your Kindle. In this volume, our intrepid aviatrices visit the Chicago area, perform some stunts over Riverview amusement park and run into some tough customers along the way. The story then moves down to St. Louis where they become part of a famous Flying Circus, and encounter more of the mysterious Belgian’s evil henchmen. If you’re looking to spend some of your holiday loot on a fun story, this is what you’re looking for.
I’m thinking of doing another video for that Indie Authors Read site. I read the first chapter of the first Barnstormers book there over the summer, and you can hear that at indieauthorsread.com, along with some other terrific stories read by the people to wrote them.
I’m currently working on two projects at once. I started the third Barnstormers book during my aborted attempt at NaNoWriMo for 2020, but when I got a little bogged down, I switched over to the start the fourth novelette in the “Lost” series, featuring characters from my Sleep Detectives novels. The first three are available cheap for your Kindle at Amazon, but with this fourth story, titled The Lost Job, I plan on putting all of the Lost stories together into a paperback that I can sell if we are ever allowed to see each other in person again.
And speaking of book selling, the next Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention has been moved again to September, 2021. With any luck, enough people will have been vaccinated against COVID by then that we won’t have to go wrapped in plastic. I’ll have a table there, so my fingers are crossed.
All the details of the stories I have in print are on the My Other Books page, and some short stories for you to read are on my Short Stories page, including the popular tales of the customers of the Adventure Comics Comics Emporium, and a little piece of fan fiction that I wrote over the summer featuring one of my favorite comedy teams. Check ’em out here.
Stay healthy. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Share your toilet paper stockpiles with people that you love. I hope to see you all when we resume our regularly scheduled lives, whenever that may be.
Kristina “Kiki” Hansen and Bridget Doyle, undercover ICPO agents, continue their barnstorming tour across the country as they land their red-and-yellow Curtiss Jenny biplane in Chicago, where they have been hired to perform some air stunts over Riverview, a popular amusement park on the north side of the city.
But in 1925, Chicago was a dangerous place, where organized crime ran rampant, and several street gangs with their ruthless leaders fought to control the streets of the city. Add to that the activities of the syndicate run by the mysterious Belgian, and Bridget and Kiki will face more danger than ever before!
The action then moves to St. Louis, where the ladies join the prestigious Marie Meyer Flying Circus, only to again run afoul of the Belgian and his henchmen.Written in the style of the cliffhanger serials that thrilled thousands in the early days of cinema, this volume finds our two intrepid aviatrices facing phony cops and real bullets as they travel across the country in search of adventure.
Barnstormers Book Two is available at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.