2023 WAI Authors Connect

Authors Connect at WAI2023 is located in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 462 and organized by Liz Booker, Authors Connect columnist and founder of Aviatrix Book Review.

Join the authors at a special Authors Connect Reading and Reception on Thursday, February 23, 7:15–9:30 p.m. at Bogart & Co., adjacent to the Pacific Gallery & Patio, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

1–2:30 p.m.
Erin Miller
Final Flight, Final Fight: My Grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery & What
Grandma Did

Karlene Petitt
Flight to Success, Flight for ...

2:30–4 p.m.
Charles Morgan Evans
Helicopter Heroine: Valerie Andre – Surgeon, Pioneer Rescue Pilot, and Her Courage Under Fire

Lynn Rippelmeyer
Life Takes Wings: Becoming the World’s First Female 747 Pilot

4–5:30 p.m.
Merryl Tengesdal
Shatter the Sky: What Going to the Stratosphere Taught Me About Self-Worth, Sacrifice, and Discipline

Cecilia Aragon
Flying Free: My Victory over Fear to Become the First Latina National Aerobatic Champion


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24


10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Robin Kardon
Flygirl, Angel Flight, Flying Home

Charles Morgan Evans
Helicopter Heroine: Valerie Andre – Surgeon, Pioneer Rescue Pilot, and Her Courage Under Fire

12–1:30 p.m.
Laura Savino
Jet Boss: A Female Pilot on Taking Risks and Flying High

Julie Tizard
The Road to Wings, Flight to the Hori-zon, Free Fall at Angel Creek

1:30–3 p.m.
Lynn Rippelmeyer
Life Takes Wings: Becoming the World’s First Female 747 Pilot

Mary Bush Shipko
AVIATRIX: First Woman Pilot for Hughes Airwest & Daring Mary Aviation Pioneer

3–5 p.m.
John and Martha King
LIFT: How to Start, Run, and Grow Your Own Successful Business

Tammie Jo Shults
Nerves of Steel: How I Followed my Dreams, Earned my Wings, and Faced my Greatest Challenge


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

10:30 a.m.–noon
Merryl Tengesdal
Shatter the Sky: What Going to the Stratosphere Taught Me About Self-Worth, Sacrifice, and Discipline

Julie Clark
Nothing Stood in Her Way

Victoria Yeager
101 Chuck Yeager-isms: Wit and Wisdom from America’s Hero


Noon–1:30 p.m.
Robin Kardon
Flygirl, Angel Flight, Flying Home

Erin Miller
Final Flight, Final Fight: My Grandmoth-er, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery & What
Grandma Did

1:30–3 p.m.
Laura Savino
Jet Boss: A Female Pilot on Taking Risks and Flying High

Mary Bush Shipko
AVIATRIX: First Woman Pilot for Hughes Airwest & Daring Mary Aviation Pioneer