New Release: BJ ERICKSON: WASP PILOT by WWW Member Sarah Byrn Rickman

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“The right place at the right time” put BJ Erickson and 1,101 other young women pilots in the cockpits of America’s WWII warplanes — just when they were most urgently needed.

Sarah Byrn Rickman’s eighth book about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, is a biography of BJ Erickson, one of those daring, groundbreaking female pilots. In BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot the story of the WASP ferry pilots unfolds with the drama and intensity of an adventure novel. BJ and her squadron of 30-plus women fly whatever the Army asks them to fly, from fighter aircraft headed for the docks to be shipped to England and the battle-zone to shot-up war wearies headed for the graveyard.

“You need to be telling these WASP stories for the young women,” two WWW friends urged Sarah at the 2016 conference in Santa Fe. Seventeen months later, on March 15, 2018, her first book aimed at the young readers of today will be released. More information at the publisher’s website:

About Sarah

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 4.46.13 PMSince she was five, writing has been Sarah Byrn Rickman’s first love. It led to a 20-plus year career in journalism, but meeting a WWII woman pilot veteran in person in 1992 set the rest of her life in motion. Telling WASP stories was her destiny. Now, eight books later, she has firmly established her reputation as a WASP historian and storyteller. Nancy Love: WASP Pilot, the Y/A biography of the founder and leader of the WASP ferry pilots of WWII, is next in line.

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