Louise Bates Ayers (who publishes lighthearted historical fantasy as E L Bates; contemporary fiction as Louise Bates Ayers; and historical fiction as Louise Ayers) has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and scrap paper. The technology might be a little more sophisticated these days, but her love for stories has only grown deeper.
When she is not writing, Louise is raising her two children, reading, quilting, or trying to capture that elusive beast named Sleep.
Magic, mystery, and murder combine in this debut novel from author E.L. Bates. New magician Maia Whitney and Magic Intelligence Agent Len Davies must put aside their personality conflicts to work together to unravel a web of lies and treachery before magic is revealed to the world and all magicians everywhere are endangered.
If This Be Magic: Can Sophie Abbott trust her unreliable magic to stop her wicked uncle from secretly helping the Kaiser win the war?
The Traitor and the Spy: Philomena Stirling-Vane might not be a proper Victorian maiden, but her strong-minded magic might be the only thing that can save the realm from a traitor.