Debbie Burke is an award-winning author of ten books, including the jazz novels Death by Saxophone, Icarus Flies Home and Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz, and the nonfiction interview series Tasty Jazz Jams for Our Times™. Her love affair with jazz began when she first learned the alto saxophone at the New School for Social Research in NYC in the late 1980s and then joined a community jazz band at a university in northeast Pennsylvania. This became the inspiration for many of her books.
A former news writer, columnist and business journal editor, Debbie's first novel was traditionally published, but she soon turned to self-publishing. She is now a professional editor and author coach at Queen Esther Publishing LLC. She also writes the internationally acclaimed jazz blog at debbieburkeauthor.com. Brooklyn-born, she has lived in six different states in the eastern half of the US, but most of all, loves being near the ocean. She now resides in Virginia Beach, VA.
Icarus Flies Home
A stolen song, a stolen kiss and a stunning family legacy -
Jazz bassist Beauregard ("Bo") Sonski-Abbott finds himself reeling after learning an aging Broadway producer may have stolen a song written by his distant relative: a great-great uncle who was enslaved on one of the biggest plantations in Georgia. Bo's journey to unravel the truth takes him from the music scene of New York to Washington, DC, only to be sidetracked by a much younger woman who threatens to tear apart his marriage and his career.