A tenacious introvert discovers she can fly. After years of focus, she reaches the captain's seat of a commercial airliner only to lose it all after being arrested for a crime her husband committed. When her book club shows up in court on Valentine's Day, they show the world that what she gained is much more than what she lost...
This story is about traveling through the new social, gender and cultural challenges woman are facing. You'll also get to see the view from the cockpit and why humor and a good attitude will keep you from coming unhinged after spending thousands of hours locked in a small cabin with men...Erika@achickinthecockpit.com
“In the rarified atmosphere of flying, Armstrong’s memoir of life as a female pilot gives us a fascinating glimpse into a world where men still rule. But it’s her write-from-the-gut style of story-telling and the unexpected turbulence she meets, not just in her career but in her personal life, that will captivate you. A Chick in the Cockpit is at turns riveting, informative, and break-your-heart funny.”
~ Lee Woodruff – NY Times bestselling author of In an Instant; Perfectly Imperfect-A Life in Progress; Those We Love Most; contributing reporter for CBS This Morning.
I'd love to come and talk WITH you!
* Book Clubs - I'll come by your Denver area book club or Skype/call in anywhere, anytime! I wrote this book for book clubs so I included 50+ question to get you started.
* Any type of motivational celebrations! I am a survivor of abuse, marriage, motherhood and divorce. I've been adopted, blended and stirred. I've been a leader and a follower. I've also been locked in a box with men for thousands of hours so I have a few stories that can apply to you and your group/topic.
* I've been the speaker at a variety of events since my topics fit to your needs. Just some of the events are: author/book events, aviation events, writer's workshop and conferences, aviation education and celebrations at numerous locations and schools, scholarship and graduation events, foundations, women's groups, colleges, airshows, abuse survivor events, divorce support groups, work/life balance issues.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
I wrote A Chick in the Cockpit in honor of all the quiet sacrifices that women make on a daily basis. In this new era of formidable females, we are now faced with the constant pressures of being a leader at work while at the same time, being a leader in our homes, our relationships and friendships. Then, we are made to believe we must do it all to be worthy. The irony is that the most "powerful" women I know are stay-at-home moms, but our society has overreached its goals and took value away from motherhood. If we're leaning in anywhere, we're not living a balanced life. This story will prove that if we lean back and put all our trust in someone else, they have the power to make us fall. It's a reminder to just stand up straight and be proud of whatever it is you're doing. As long as you own your life, the soul of who you are will thrive. Find out more...