Aerial view of Dauntsey House from the southeast

Kate's Places

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…

Aerial shot of Los Marinos aerodrome outside Barcelona, 1929

Kate's Places

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…