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If you’ve watched the video I made, thanks! You probably want to click on the Barnstormers link in the menu bar, because on that page is Chapter Two of the story. I gotta warn you, though: Chapter Two ends in a bigger cliffhanger than Chapter One!
Barnstormers: The Adventures of Kiki and Bridget is my latest project, and the sales copy is below, but I’ve written some other books as well. All the details 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. Check ’em out.
I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this time of isolation, and that you are following proper social distancing instructions whenever you have to venture outdoors. I’m still mostly working from home, but I’m going into the office a few days a week. Stephie and I are, so far, healthy and uninfected by the plague.
I’ve been using WebEx to keep in touch with friends and writer pals. It’s been invaluable to keeping the Tamale Hut Cafe Writers Group going. We’ve met twice in person since the stay-at-home order was given in March. The one time we met indoors at the Tamale Hut was okay, but I didn’t feel comfortable. We had another in-person meeting in my yard which was a great compromise, but will not be sustainable as we move into fall and winter weather.
As expected, the rescheduled 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention was cancelled, and I’m now keeping my fingers crossed that the public health crisis abates somewhat by next April so they can hold the next event. At least the delay gives me time to get book two out the door (which I’m waiting on final designs on) and to finish book three. It’ll be nice to be able to have the entire trilogy available to sell. I might even do the Printers Row Lit Fest, if that happens next year. And the Tamale Hut Reading Series has been cancelled until further notice.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for something fun to read while the people you live with are getting on your nerves because of being cooped up with you, my latest book Barnstormers Book One: The Adventures of Kiki and Bridget is available from Amazon.com in paperback and for your Kindle. 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 second chapter.
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 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 or Kindle.