Book Details

The Blitz Business

The Blitz Business opens in London's East End on December 29, 1940, when the Blitz is at its worst. Jamie is almost 15, has mild retardation, and lives with his grandmother and cousin Roy as a virtual shut-in. He wanders away from home and soon finds himself in the midst of circumstances beyond his comprehension. He survives many harrowing predicaments, including one that tests his courage when someone he loves is in mortal danger. He feels hope and despair in turn as he struggles to make his way after a confusing evacuation to the Hampshire countryside.

Author Details

D. A. Spruzen
D. A. Spruzen grew up near London, U.K., graduated from the London College of Dance and Drama Education, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches writing in Northern Virginia and is past president of the Northern Virginia Writers Club. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many online and print publications. An historical novel The Blitz Business, set in WWII England, will be published by Koehler Books on August 1. Her poetry collection Long in the Tooth was published by Finishing Line Press in July 2013. The first two novels in her Flower Ladies Trilogy—Not One of Us and Lily Takes the Field—and Crossroads: Two Novellas, are available on in paperback and on Kindle. The third book in the trilogy, Messenger of Love, will be released in 2016. Dorothy also enjoys the visual arts, working mostly in watercolor and pastels.