From the Inside Flap
In 1978 the movie Halloween slashed its way across America's movie screens. It concerned an evil killer who butchered innocent teenagers and seemed to be almost invincible. He also always popped up when we viewers least suspected him. We knew little about him except that he had escaped from a mental asylum and a few other details. Although I'm not a fan of slasher flix, when I wrote WINGS OF HONOR the idea of an unnamed, unknown killer intrigued me. However, the killer in my book seems more human than Michael Myers, almost like your neighbor next door. Plus, although he does pop up when other pilots least suspect, he's not invincible.
I've included a few clues about the killer in the book, but they may be hard to find. I mention this because one of the tips we writers often hear is that when we submit work to editors don't explain anything to them. However, often when I sent this book to an editor I'd get back a note stating ---- was wrong (I'm not going to spoil the book). I'd write back "Yes it's wrong. It's a clue about the killer!" I don't think the publishers liked that. Anyway, I hope you do like this book and can find some of these subtle clues.
Something else happens in the book that publishers didn't like, but I included it because I wanted readers to understand that sometimes life can be random. Especially for the men and women who venture up to touch the sky. We never know what to expect. You'll figure it out when you get to that part.
Also, there may be a few readers who do not know the odd slang and jargon of pilots. So I've included a few explanations and definitions (a glossary of sorts) in "The Pilots' Lounge" at the back of the book. So buckle up and get ready for the many spins and loops in WINGS OF HONOR.
About the Author
Jay Williams earned his pilots license while serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg, NC. He set the background of Wings ofHonor in North Carolina because of his familiarity with those blueskies. Although he no longer flies, he still understands there is adivide between those pilots who go strictly by the book and those whofly by instinct and use their inherent love of the sky to navigate theskyways of the US. When not dreaming of dancing around the clouds heworks as an academic advisor at UT. Jay has had articles published innewspapers and magazines, and has had short stories published in "ACarolina Literary Companion," "The Stake," "Aura Literary/Arts Review,"and a number of other literary and men's magazines.