Aviatrix. Chanteuse. Thief. Spy.

Down-on-her-luck aviatrix Kate DeWitt can save her fellow pilots’ lives by spying on the Nazis fighting in the Spanish Civil War. She’ll risk her own neck if she does. Can she fly out of trouble as easily as she flew into it?

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Dauntsey House, Kate’s ancestral home

Dauntsey House, Kate’s ancestral home

Kate DeWitt was born Catherine Gorham in 1903 in Dauntsey House. At least, that’s the story. There really is a Dauntsey House. It’s the manor house for the Dauntsey Park estate in northern Wiltshire, and it’s been around for a… Continue Reading…

Kate’s Songbook: Chapter 1

Kate’s Songbook: Chapter 1

Like most well-born girls at the beginning of the 20th century, Kate DeWitt (Our Heroine) had an education in music. She learned to sing “appropriate” songs and to play an instrument (she chose piano because there was one in her… Continue Reading…

Why historical fiction is hard: Part 1

Why historical fiction is hard: Part 1

(First in a series of occasional rants about how confounding this genre can be.) …wherein our author discovers that even what should be easy is not easy. Our heroine Kate, an aviatrix, lands in the Barcelona of 1936. (Yes, there’s… Continue Reading…

LW Charnes has been an Air Force intelligence officer, information technology manager, computer-game artist, set designer, and Jeopardy! contestant, and is now an emergency management specialist. He’s had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response, and maritime archaeology, though not all at the same time…