My new book Barnstormers Book One: The Adventures of Kiki and Bridget is now available from Amazon.com. It’s a tale of action and adventure, set in the early days of aviation and written as a homage to the cliffhanger serials of the first half of the twentieth century Click here to read the first chapter.
Thanks to everyone who came out to my THC Reading Series feature night on Saturday, October 19, 2019, I wasn;t sure that I would have copies of the book available to sell, but Amazon came through and the box arrived the Thursday before the event.
I just completed formatting of the Kindle version of the book and uploaded it to Amazon.com. The site says that it will be available for purchase within 72 hours, so I’m keeping an eye on it and will post here (and probably elsewhere) when it’s ready.
I’m now working to complete book two of the saga. It’s more than two-thirds complete, but will need some serious editing once done. The first half of the book is set in the Chicago area, and I think I let my research get the best of me, with too much description getting in the way of the story. Still, that’s what editing is for.
My plan is to have the second volume available in April, and to promote that, I’ve signed up for a table at the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention! It will be held April 17-19, 2020, and I’ll have more information as the dates get closer.
Kristina “Kiki” Hansen and Bridget Doyle fell in love with aviation while in college. After graduation, they obtained one of the thousands of airplanes left over from the First World War and taught themselves the kinds of stunts that thrilled audiences all across the country, and that had made barnstorming one of the most popular forms of entertainment during the Roaring Twenties.
But by the middle of the decade, the U.S. Post Office began to hire private airlines to deliver mail, and the money involved in such contracts made certain undesirable elements of society take notice. Suddenly, the risks these daredevils faced were not only in the skies.
Follow our two intrepid aviatrices as they face action and adventure in this tale, set in the early days of aviation, and written as a homage to the cliffhanger serials of the first half of the twentieth century.
Barnstormers Book One is available at Amazon.com in paperback. Kindle version coming soon.