Kristen Alexander is a Canberra-based writer and researcher. She has been writing about Australian pilots since 2002 and researching those in the Battle of Britain since 2008. She won the Military Historical Society of Australia's Sabretache Writers Prize for Military History in 2012 and 2013. Her Jack Davenport: Beaufighter Leader was included on the RAAF chief of air force's 2010 reading list. This is her fourth book, published originally by NewSouth Publishing (Australia) in September 2014.