Karlene, as any of you who've followed this blog or her flight blog, Flight to Success (http://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com/), already know, is an experienced international commercial airline pilot who travels the world on a regular basis. What you may not know is that she decided to take the plunge to become a novelist only a few years ago. She and Heather and I met at the Hawaii Writers Conference in 2009, where we were in the same pre-conference week-long workshop, taught by best-selling thriller author Bill Bernhardt. Bill was fantastic; everyone in the group learned and grew and got inspired; and Karlene, Heather and I bonded and became writing colleagues and great friends. Karlene was beginning this novel then.
FLIGHT FOR CONTROL has gone through several revisions, as any good book does, and I've been privy to them. It's been wonderful to watch the evolution to the final product. I firmly believe that Karlene's open, embracing spirit, along with some serious writing talent, made it possible. She takes on all challenges as opportunities to achieve, and achieve she has. This book is a great read! It's an aviation thriller that will keep you turning pages as fast as you can read them, and it's loaded with insider insights into the aviation industry. I love that kind of information, and I also love the storyline of a woman who has to reach deep into herself and her important friendships to figure out how to prevent an aviation disaster and survive.
Congratulations, Karlene. Wishing you TONS of success with this debut novel (and I am so looking forward to the Darby novels to come!).
And now, for Heather's announcement of the lucky winner of her giveaway of a copy of FLIGHT FOR CONTROL . . . who is it, Heather??? It is Rachel of Rachels Book Reviews! Congratulations Rachel! I hope you enjoy Flight For Control as much as I did. If you haven't got a hold of one of us yet, please leave us a comment with a way to contact you and which version your prefer Flight For Control in, Nook or Kindle.