Virtual Book Tour: Flying Home by R.D. Kardon #blogtour #interview #giveaway #fiction #womensfiction #rabtbooktours @rdkardonauthor @RABTBookTours - A Life Through Books

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Virtual Book Tour: Flying Home by R.D. Kardon #blogtour #interview #giveaway #fiction #womensfiction #rabtbooktours @rdkardonauthor @RABTBookTours


The Flygirl Trilogy


Date Published: 02-21-2023

Publisher: Acorn Publishing LLC

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Never forget…

In September 2001, Tris Miles faces difficult choices. As Chief Pilot of Westin Charter Company, she’s mentoring Jannat, a brash young captain with limitless potential and a shocking secret. An offer to summit the peak of the pilot pyramid entices Tris to quit her job, but an old nemesis stands in her way.

Meanwhile, Tris juggles the men in her personal life. A friend-with-benefits pushes for commitment. An ex-boyfriend returns, still in love with her. Unexpectedly, Tris develops new feelings for someone who is already dear to her.

On September 11th, Tris and her crew depart Edinburgh for the United States. Just feet off the ground, they are mysteriously ordered back to the airport where they learn of a deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil—using airplanes as bombs.

When Tris discovers that her best friend was a passenger on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, her world is shattered.

With a broken heart and her entire life up in the air, Tris doesn’t know where to turn. Can she find the courage to navigate her way home?


What is the hardest part of writing your books?


It varies with each book. For my upcoming release, Flying Home, the hardest part of writing it was taking myself back to 9/11, when I was still flying as a pilot, and remembering what it was like to live through that day and the ones that followed.


In general, though, for me, getting the first draft down on paper is usually the hardest part.


What songs are most played on your iPhone?


I like instrumental, classic rock and 50’s and 60’s rock ‘n roll.



Do you have critique partners or beta readers?


I often join Read & Critique groups at various points in my writing journeys. I find them helpful and enjoy being part of a community of writers.


I have used Beta readers. They provide wonderful insights at the early stages of writing a novel.


What book are you reading now?


The book I’m currently reading is a friend’s first draft.



How did you start your writing career?


I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil! I remember writing stories as a child and having them read aloud in my class at school. I wrote a lot of poetry as a teenager and won numerous contests for my poems through my local school district. But I’d always wanted to be a novelist…and now I am!


My first novel, Flygirl, existed as 83 pages in WordPerfect (a program that doesn’t exist anymore) for almost 25 years before it was published. I realized that I didn’t have the technical knowledge to finish the book. I took a year-long Certificate program in Novel Writing at San Diego Writers, Ink., where I learned the proper technique to put a novel together for publication. Thanks to that, my dream of being a novelist finally came true!



Tell us about your next release.


Flying Home, Book #3 of The FLYGIRL Trilogy, is the most important book I’ve written. At its core, it addresses the true meaning of success, the alternatives that couples choose, and the way people love.


It completes the character arc of female pilot Tris Miles, who lives a life in the air, and a different one on the ground. In Flying Home, Tris is faced with decisions to make in both of her lives against the backdrop of the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil—the 9/11 flying bombs.


Flying Home is available for pre-order wherever books are sold.


About the Author

Robin D. “R.D.” Kardon is a native New Yorker, educated in the New York City Public school system. She attended New York University where she earned a B.A. in Journalism and Sociology, magna cum laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Robin graduated with a J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law.

After ten years as a litigator, Robin began her professional flying career. She holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with three captain qualifications and has flown all over the world in everything from single-engine Cessnas to the Boeing 737.

She currently resides in San Diego where she volunteers with local animal rescue organizations and dotes on her beloved rescue pets.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Flying Home and the other stories from the trilogy