Month: March 2018

Outpost: Unsung Heroes of Women’s History Month

I was invited to write a guest post for P.K. Adams’s history blog to help celebrate unsung women heroes for Women’s History Month.

In the course of researching my novel, I came across many stories of women who fought for the Soviet Union. Since my story focuses on fighter pilots, I was especially interested in those who flew in combat. Other historical fiction writing highlights the night bomber crews, the famous “Night Witches.” For my post, I thought it would be good to highlight three other women pilots who deserve more recognition: one was an air ambulance pilot celebrated on propaganda posters; one flew ground attack planes and survived a German death camp only to be persecuted by the Soviets after the war; and one commanded a regiment of male pilots and has a monument to her in Moscow.

Many thanks to P.K. Adams for giving me this opportunity at writing this guest post, or “outpost,” as I’d like to call it, to avoid confusing with guest posts on my own blog 😊. Don’t @ me!

You can read the post here:

The Forgotten History of Soviet Women Pilots


Sparrow Squadron: Out Now in Paperback

And you know what that means…

Uh, well, I won’t quite be back to regular programming just yet. I still need to work on e-book channels outside of Amazon. But for the most part, work on Sparrow Squadron is switching over to longer time-frame advertising campaigns, so no more frenzied spam bursts. That means an uptick in properly bookish and historical blog posts.

What to look for soon:

  • The life and times of Sophie Blanchard, the solo woman aviator and one of the first military aviators.
  • Things I would do differently: lessons learned in the mad dash to publish my first book.
  • Me in Book Characters Tag: A getting to know me post that will also get me back into the bookish swing of things (Thanks to Kristin Kraves Books and Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library for the idea.)

Sorry for the tease. Hope to see you back with some real content soon!


The Sparrow Squadron Blog Tour

Announcing the Sparrow Squadron Blog Tour, March 5-16, 2018.

I’m very excited to be able to announce all the tour stops for the Sparrow Squadron Blog Tour! You’ll be able to find lots of interesting content related to the novel that I put together, including guest posts, interviews, a playlist, and a new excerpt from the novel. Find details of each stop after the jump.


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