About the Author
Author Tara Staley fell in love with the Wright brothers when visiting their memorial at Kill Devil Hills, NC in October 1999. After buying and reading two books about the Wrights, she became fascinated by their unique personalities and wanted to dig deeper. She spent nearly three years buried in biographies, photos, films and websites and came to the conclusion that the brothers likely had Asperger’s Syndrome. As the mother of a son with high-functioning autism, Tara spotted similar patterns of behavior in the Wrights. She interprets them as “Aspies” who turned their disorder into a gift that has forever changed the world.