C.W. Bowie is really three people. Wendie Old has written several biographies for children, including To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers (Clarion). She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Mary Bowman-Kruhm lives in Frederick, Maryland, and has co-authored 21 books for children and teens. Claudine Wirths, who co-authored many books with Bowman-Kruhm, passed away in 2000.