Category: Explorers & Speed-demons
Stories about people who pushed the limits of their time.
Harold Gatty – The Navigator’s Navigator
I’m such a sucker for the story behind the story. Yes Wiley Post was the first #pilot to fly around the world in only eight days. But the reason he pulled this off was because of his #navigator, Harold Gatty. Gatty was […]
Researching Wiley Post
I’m indulging one of my passions from my misspent childhood: binging on #biographies of #aviation and automotive pioneers and #dare-devils. There are so many interesting and quirky men—and women—from this age that it’s captivating reading. Right now, I’m brushing up on my […]
Off and running on this year’s challenge! I’m up to my eyes in historical research, and now it’s time to write the story. It will be historical fiction, one of those darn books “based on actual events.” There’s plenty of documentation on […]