‘The Originals’ Book Program in North Carolina on the Horizon?

The WAFS 0f World War II Our Luncheon Topic! Last Saturday, I finally got to meet Mike McCarthy, the gentleman who very nicely invited me to come to North Carolina in mid-March 2020 to talk about my book The Originals — the women pilots who flew for the U.S.A. in World War II — at the Veterans History Museum…


The WAFS/WASP Story Began for Me, at IWASM

“Thank You” IWASM and My Mentor Joan Hrubec IWASM, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, is hosting the launch of my newest book—Teresa James’s biography—October 20 at 7 pm Eastern Time, 5 pm Mountain Time. Join me and many of my friends and fellow advocates of the amazing women pilots who flew for our…

Meet Original WAFS Dorothy Fulton

A 1930s Flyer With a 20th Century Attitude The WASP Museum, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, is currently honoring original WAFS (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) #22, Dorothy Fulton. Check it out!!! Here is my personal tribute to Dorothy. No pilot expects the propeller to drop off an airplane. But that is how nineteen-year-old Dorothy Fulton came to…


Betty Gillies, A Trailblazer in Women’s Aviation

Hometown Pilot Betty Gillies’ Impressive Legacy BY KAREN BILLING, STAFF WRITER Rancho Santa Fe News, Rancho Santa Fe, California (Reprinted with permission) NOV. 10, 2020 4:56 AM PT The late Betty Gillies, a trailblazer in women’s aviation, is featured in the new young adult novel “Betty Gillies: WAFS Pilot”, a true story written by Sarah Byrn Rickman drawing on the…

Watch “Six WAFS Up Close and Personal” Wednesday Night

IWASM Invites YOU: Film & Program Via ZOOM You are invited to join me — via ZOOM — Wednesday, July 7, at 7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, and 4 Pacific Daylight Time for a showing of my documentary film, Six WAFS Up Close and Personal, courtesy the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM)….

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CAL Awards Finalist: Betty Gillies WASP Pilot

A great week, folks. I’m celebrating! Betty Gillies WAFS Pilot: The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader has earned two Finalist Awards in the Colorado Authors League (CAL) competition for books published in 2020. The two categories are: “Non-Fiction: Biography, Memoir” and “Fiction/Non-Fiction: Young Adult. Final award winners will be announced…

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