sarah byrn rickman

Author of the WASP

Contract Signed !!!
BJ Erickson, WASP Pilot
…2018 for Young Adults

BJ Erickson at 19

BJ Erickson at 19

BJ Erickson, WASP Pilot (working title), my first book written for the Young Adult Market, is under contract to Filter Press, Palmer Lake, Colorado.

Writing BJ’s story, like my other three WAFS/WASP biographies, was a labor of love and a journey of discovery. I continue to be blown away by what these women who flew for the Ferry Command did. The more formal name is Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, but, in their words, they “flew for the Ferry Command.”

Coming 2018 to your favorite bookseller!

Thank you for reading!

More about Sarah


n 2016, Sarah was the recipient of the Vinnie Ream Award in Letters from the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

The award was for her 250-word essay about writing Finding Dorothy Scott — describing how she found Dorothy’s story and was inspired to write it.

Sarah is a former reporter/columnist for The Detroit News (Michigan) and former editor of the Centerville-Bellbrook Times (Ohio). She earned her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor.

Click on the plane to read Sarah's Essay!