Aug 23, 2014

Meet Iain Reading

Iain Reading is passionate about root beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.

He has published 4 books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series. 

10 Fun Things to know about Iain

1) I like promoting my books at ComicCons and talking with fans both old and new.

2) I always read any reviews people leave on Amazon to see what people like or dislike about the books. Those reviews play a big part in how I develop the later books in the series.

3) I am a bit obsessed with the show Lost. I can't stand that they never explain exactly WHAT the island is. It's just a weird island, some people crashed on it from a plane and later escaped. End of story.

4) I spent a significant amount of time in 2013-2014 following two major concert tours around to various venues: Roger Waters The Wall tour and Taylor Swift's Red tour.

5) Much to my editor's chagrin I still don't understand the difference between "further" and "farther".

6) I love going tobogganing at three o'clock in the morning.

7) I am addicted to the game Hearthstone.

8) I always wanted to be a musician and gave it my best shot (see but nothing ever came of it.

9) I am irony-impaired. (IE I apparently have trouble identifying what is true irony and what is just an odd coincidence)

10) I once climbed up to the giant Canadian flag on the hillside near my house in minus 40 winter weather on New Year's Eve just to see what would happen when the clock struck midnight.


This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. 

A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. 

Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. 

As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. 

Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves.

Other books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series


  1. I just got a copy of this book, I am so excited to read it.

    1. I am so glad you stopped by!
      Let me know what you think of the book~
      and come back to visit again :)

  2. Hey! Fabulous! Thank you so much for this great post! I actually learned a lot about myself trying to come up with 10 things about myself! Enjoy the books and the adventures of Kitty Hawk!

    1. I LOVE learning about the authors!
      Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Great guest post idea! I loved reading Iain's '10 Fun Things to know'



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