Leadership & Development: Author Martha LaGuardia Kotite talks about her books So Others May Live, about U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers and Changing the Rules of Engagement, which features several aviatrix heroines including Tammy Duckworth, Pam Melroy,
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by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
1M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this interview with author and retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain Martha LaGuardia-Kotite, we talk about her career, which culminated in being recalled to active duty as the Commandant’s Press Secretary, then we get into her books - So Others May Live: Saving Lives, Defying Death; Changing the Rules of Engagement: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Leadership from Women in the Military; and My Name is Old Glory: A Celebration of the Star Spangled Banner. The first two books feature stories of incredibly inspiring women in aviation, including the U.S. Coast Guard’s first ..read more
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Aviatrix Classics discussion with Jacque Boyd and Jenny Beatty about Louise Thaden's memoir, High, Wide, and Frightened
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
1M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this Literary Aviatrix Classics discussion with co-hosts Jacque Boyd and Jenny Beatty, we discuss Louise Thaden’s memoir, High, Wide, and Frightened, first published in 1938, two years after Thaden won the Bendix in its first co-ed year. This is a quintessential read for every pilot and avgeek, anyone who loves history, and anyone who wants a great story featuring a daring, inspiring woman who is also honest about her fears and mistakes. A  beautifully written memoir, it chronicles Thaden’s record-setting flights, including speed, endurance, and altitude, and of ..read more
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Aviatrix Writers' Room interview with bestselling author Maggie Shipstead on her classical writing education and publishing journey.
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
1M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this Literary Aviatrix Writers’ Room interview with best-selling author Maggie Shipstead we get into the details of her author journey. Maggie is an inspiration for anyone who aspires to be a professional writer. In our conversation, she talks about how a writing course with Zadie Smith during her undergrad at Harvard cemented her path as a writer. She went on to earn an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, followed by a two-year creative writing Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. Her books include the novels Seating Arrangements (2012), Astonish Me (2014), and Great Ci ..read more
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Novelist Maggie Shipstead talks about the feral bootlegging, Alaska bush, and Air Transport Auxiliary pilot character, Marion Graves, from her best selling Great Circle.
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
1M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this interview with author Maggie Shipstead, we discuss her best-selling novel Great Circle. In this sweeping saga, we follow fictional pilot Marion Graves from her feral childhood in Montana where she first encounters a barnstorming pilot team and decides that flying is her life's purpose. She flies as a bootlegger transporting liquor, the flies as a bush pilot in Alaska before joining the Air Transport Auxiliary to fly during the war. Post-war, she decides to fly around the world, North to South, and disappears. The story is intercut with a modern day Hollywood act ..read more
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Aviatrix Classics - Introducing my co-hosts, Dr. Jacque Boyd, general aviation pilot and aerospace educator, and Captain Jenny Beatty, professional airline pilot and aviation diversity advocate, both self-proclaimed aviation history and book nerds.
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
2M ago
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to the new ‘Literary Aviatrix Classics’ series, where I discuss books written by and about our aviatrix pioneers with my venerable co-hosts, Dr. Jacque Boyd and Captain Jenny Beatty. In this interview, we get to know Jacque and Jenny, and we announce the subject of our first ‘Classics’ discussion.   Dr. Jacque Boyd is an educator and a general aviation pilot. She has a B.A. in Education, Psychology, and Special Education. In 1979 she was awarded the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship from the Ninety-Nines for her M.Ed. in Aerospace Education. She also hold ..read more
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Pilot Polly Vacher talks about her record-setting solo flight from the North Pole to Antarctica to raise funds for the charity Flying Scholarships for the Disabled
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
2M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this interview with inspiring pilot Polly Vacher, she talks about her memoir Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of One Woman’s Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica. She shares how she prepared for the trip, some of the obstacles that stood in her way and how she navigated them, the very difficult decision she was faced with in trying to achieve the goal she’d prepared for over two years to accomplish, and the highlights of meeting people all across the world, all in the name of charity to raise funds for Flying Scholarships for the Disabled.  ..read more
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Prolific mystery writer Edith Maxwell, writing as Maddie Day, talks about her writing career and incorporating historical details about a young Amelia Earhart into her new novel A Case for the Ladies: A Dot and Amelia Mystery
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
3M ago
In this fun interview with mystery writer Edith Maxwell, publishing under the pen name 'Maddie Day', we talk about her historical mystery, A Case for the Ladies: A Dot and Amelia Mystery, which launched in March. In it, a young Amelia Earhart, who is living in Boston, taking flying lessons on the weekends, and working at an immigrant settlement house, helps solve the mystery of a series of murders involving immigrant women. Edith, who has published over 30 books, also shares her wisdom and experience as a mystery writer.Typically a traditionally published author, Edith went out on her own to b ..read more
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Aviatrix Writers' Room - New Zealand pilot and author Penelope Haines on going from Na-No-Wri-Mo participant to self-published author.
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
4M ago
In this interview with self-published historical fiction and mystery/thriller author Penelope Haines, we talk details on going from Na-No-Wri-Mo participant to self-published author.  I've you're headed to WAI24 in Orlando, please join us for the Authors Connect Reading and Reception, presented by United Airlines and PASS International on opening night, Thursday night, March 21st at 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with acclaimed aviatrix authors and hear them read from their work in a casual, intimate atmosphere. Heavy appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Get yo ..read more
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Bloomberg space journalist and author Loren Grush talks about her book The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
4M ago
In this interview with Bloomberg space journalist and author Loren Grush, we talk about her childhood growing up around Johnson Space Center with two NASA Engineers and how that led her to unearth the stories of NASA's first women astronauts. I've you're headed to WAI24 in Orlando, please join us for the Authors Connect Reading and Reception, presented by United Airlines and PASS International on opening night, Thursday night, March 21st at 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with acclaimed aviatrix authors and hear them read from their work in a casual, intimate atmosphere. Hea ..read more
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New Zealand flight instructor and author Penelope Haines on flying in the Land of the Long White Cloud and her Claire Hardcastle murder mystery Death on D'Urville
Literary Aviatrix: The Power of Story - Women in Aviation
by Liz Booker - Pilot, Writer, Aviation Diversity Advocate
4M ago
In this interview with New Zealand pilot, flight instructor and author, Penelope Haines, we discuss her mystery/thriller novel Death on D'Urville and talk all things flying and instructing in New Zealand! Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, author events, and Aviatrix Book Club discussion dates with the Literary Aviatrix Newsletter. Visit the Literary Aviatrix website to find over 600 books featuring women in aviation in all genres for all ages. Become a Literary Aviatrix Patron and help amplify the voices of women in aviation. Follow me on social media, join the ..read more
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