Flight From Fear

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9781584442738: Flight From Fear

In Flight From Fear, dynamic young women fly fast airplanes - not always with safe, happy landings. They live, they love and, because it is wartime, they lose loved ones. World War II tested the mettle of a generation - men and women. The WASPs were not found wanting.

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Sarah Byrn Rickman attended the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in 1996 immeditely after completing her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sessions presented by members of Women Writing the West inspired her to turn her fledgling idea of a WASP-based story into a female quest novel. Three years later, Flight From Fear won First Place in the historical fiction competition at PPWC. The following year, the sequel Flight To Destiny won First Place. Although Sarah’s heroines are women of "airplanes" rather than the Great Plains, the pioneer spirit lives in them nevertheless.

In 2001, Disc-Us Books published The Originals: The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II, Sarah’s non-fiction book about the women pilots who preceded the WASPs.

Sarah and her husband, Richard, live in Centerville, Ohio, and have two grown sons. Her actual aviation experience is 22 hours in a Cessna 152. But she also grew up riding horses in Denver and at Cheley Camps outside Estes Park, which helped with the mostly western setting of Flight From Fear.

Review:

A rich satisfying tale... memorializing a vanishing generation...
Sarah is a grand storyteller as well as an adroit historian. -- Cindy Bonner, author of Lily and Right from Wrong

An engaging "quest" tale... a western woman becomes a new kind of pioneer - WASP pilot...
...just for female readers. -- Glenda Riley, historian of western women

Such a superb storyteller... this was a non-stop read ... A must for anyone interested in flying, WWII... life! -- Jacque Boyd, Ph.D., Aviation Historian, Oct. 2002

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