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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The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning

In the end, it would always come down to this…I finished the first full draft of Bluejay Rises this morning. That doesn’t mean the book’s finished. (See this post’s title.) What it does mean is that it exists as a… Continue Reading…

Kate’s Songbook: Chapter 4

Kate’s Songbook: Chapter 4

In Chapter 4, Kate has escaped from Oran after doing something unwise and ends up at Oran’s civilian airport, where she’s taken into custody by the local gendarmes and turned over to Inspecteur Principal Agassiz of the Sûreté Nationale. Luckily… Continue Reading…

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…

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. LW has had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response, and maritime archaeology, though not all at the same time…

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