FLYING HOME launched on February 21st to a tremendous reception at the Women in Aviation, International Conference in Long Beach. That event, along with YOUR pre-orders and generous purchases made the release of FLYING HOME the MOST SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH I've had.
As if that weren't enough, thanks to the Literary Aviatrix, whose Authors Connect event had me standing shoulder-to-shoulder with bona-fide modern heroes.
Do you recognize Col. Merryl Tengesdal, USAF (ret), the first African American woman to pilot the U2 "Dragon Lady" spy plane? Or Tammie Jo Shults, who safely landed Southwest 1380 after a catastrophic engine failure in flight ripped her airplane apart? How about Cecilia Aragon, the first Latina to earn a spot on the U.S. Aerobatic team?
The list goes on and on, and I get a chill just thinking about these amazing authors, pilots and women I got to share a stage with. These humble, engaging, exceptional women reminded me that I, too, was a trailblazer and that THE FLYGIRL TRILOGY will entertain and inspire others for years to come.
After this country's darkest day, can Tris Miles fly her way home?
In September 2001, Tris Miles faces difficult choices. As Chief Pilot of Westin Charter Company, she’s mentoring Jannat, a brash young captain with limitless potential and a shocking secret. An offer to summit the peak of the pilot pyramid entices Tris to quit her job, but an old nemesis stands in her way.
Meanwhile, Tris juggles the men in her personal life. A friend-with-benefits pushes for commitment. An ex-boyfriend returns, still in love with her. Unexpectedly, Tris develops new feelings for someone who is already dear to her.
On September 11th, Tris and her crew depart Edinburgh for the United States. Just feet off the ground, they are mysteriously ordered back to the airport where they learn of a deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil—using airplanes as bombs.
When Tris discovers that her best friend was a passenger on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, her world is shattered.
With a broken heart and her entire life up in the air, Tris doesn’t know where to turn. Can she find the courage to navigate her way home?
Reeling from guilt and grief over a tragic loss, can an ambitious pilot earn the respect she craves?
Tris Miles is held back by her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She needs to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake that cost the life of a loved one.
Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. where she hopes to advance quickly. But as the company's first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization, and harassment on a daily basis. Fortunately, Tris has one thing her co-workers can't deny—skill.
In the skies over Europe, Tris, her passengers, and crew are in real danger. Will Tris lead her passengers to a safe landing? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?
Pilot Tris Miles is finally getting the recognition she deserves. She is a trusted captain and confidante to her boss at Westin Charter Company, and mentor to her young, ambitious co-pilot Bruce. Tris is offered a coveted promotion and the opportunity of a lifetime—to fly a prestigious “angel flight,” transporting a critically ill woman from a remote town in northern Canada to the US for medical treatment.
But Tris needs more than professional success. Still alone almost three years after her lover Bron’s death, Tris meets Mike, a local pilot with a secret past he refuses to discuss. Their budding relationship stumbles when Mike gets hired by Westin Charter to compete for the promotion Tris was promised.
As Tris & Mike’s professional battle intensifies, their personal relationship deepens. Life is getting a whole lot more complicated for Tris, and it’s about to get worse as the “angel flight” embarks. No one could imagine what awaits them in Canada, and how each will have to fight for their lives on this mission of mercy.