April Update

Welcome to all of you who reached this site via the link on the Indie Authors Read site. If you don’t know what that means, jump over to indieauthorsread.com to hear some terrific stories read by the people to wrote them.

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 working from home, and Stephie and I are, so far, healthy and uninfected.

I’ve been using WebEx to keep in touch with friends and writer pals.  I’m looking forward to the April writers group meeting on-line, after we had to cancel the March meeting.  Some of us are discussing plans to have some kind of an on-line get-together to fill in for the temporarily-cancelled Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series nights.  If we get our plans together, I’ll mention it here and on social media.

I got an e-mail from one of the organizers of the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, to check if I was okay and if I was still planning to attend the new dates, September 11 to 13, because apparently there’s a long waiting list for tables.  I replied to him that I was looking forward to it.  I guess that I won’t be releasing any new books at the show, because I hope to have Barnstormers Book Two released in the next month or so, and book three might not be done by mid-September.  (Maybe I can do something for Book Two at Printers Row, if that hppens this year.)  I’m still looking to have book three released at the Tamale Hut for my Feature Reader spot in October.

That reminds me that I need to check with my brother to see how the editing on Book Two is going, and how he’s going to get me the pages once he’s done.  Because it’s not like this is essential or anything!  Then I need to get back to Book Three.

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.


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