Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meet the Author Series - Joyce Faulkner

Book signing, discussion and reception with author, Joyce Faulkner

Saturday – January 19th 1-3 PM

Shirley Maxwell is a troubled young woman facing a complicated personal life, a culture that restricts female options, and a world at war. Yet, together with friends -- Emmie, Delores, and Mags -- she joins Jackie Cochran's Women's Air Service Pilots program (WASP) and participates in the adventure, challenges, and tragedies of the 1940s with determination and courage.

Shirley and her friends know what they are tackling will be hard, but they do it anyway and relish the effort. In the process, they change what is possible in the minds of young girls everywhere.

Lively and moving, "Windshift" inspires and educates. Appropriate for history buffs interested in the World War II era, students of social change, those who love tales of derring do and those who just love airplanes.
My one word description of what this book is about is "Overcoming."

"I began writing to amuse myself when I was a tubby adolescent. I love the whole process -- planning, researching, writing -- and the many hours of editing that turns a lump of clay into a layered, cohesive story. As a reader, I appreciate the work that goes into plotting, characterization, and background. People often ask me if I write about myself. Of course, all authors ideas, thoughts, perspectives appear in their books. I'm in my books by the very topics that I choose to write about." -- Joyce Faulkner

This event is free and open to the public.
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