Photography by Trashy Betty

The Lady Flyer

Lisbeth Douglas works as a pilot, mechanic and flight instructor. As a Lady Flyer in the 1930's, she works in a male-dominated profession. Fearful of ridicule she keeps her dream of becoming a test pilot a secret. A cocky airplane salesman arrives in Saplingville and sets up shop at the airport. He steals her heart but will never take possession of her dreams.

Paul Williams is more comfortable designing airplanes than flying them. To please his father, he takes a job as an airplane salesman. His boss sends him to the deep-south where he meets a ravishing, daredevil of a woman. His heart takes a nosedive at the first sight of her. How can he give up his controlling ways and let her soar?


She dropped the paper on her desk and stood.  “Morning. Where are you off to this week?” He stepped close, the scent of Dunhill for Men cologne, the lavender, cedar wood, and touch of leather filled her nostrils. He stood before her impeccably dressed while she floundered in her handmade coveralls. He ran his index finger over the hand she had braced on the desk.  Her breath caught as the electricity traveled up her arm.

Cover Art by:  Debbie Taylor