Female World War II Pilots in Historical Fiction – Excerpt Seven

My early beta readers all asked me to write something happy, so I wrote parts of the ending to my novel, when Stella and Sasha are reunited after Sasha is shot down and presumed dead. I knew as soon as I conceived the idea for my story that I wanted it to have a happy […]

Female World War II Pilots in Historical Fiction – Excerpt Six

I’m very much interested in the psychology of culture and cultural interaction. I wanted to highlight Sasha’s complicated feelings about her homeland: how does her cultural immersion and interaction in Czechoslovakia influence her attitude toward herself and her native culture? What does “home” mean to her? The second excerpt comes from near the end of […]

Female World War II Pilots in Historical Fiction – Excerpt Five

This first scene focuses on developing the romantic tension between Sasha and Stella; the second scene explores more of Sasha’s inner conflict and feelings of internalized homophobia that threaten her burgeoning relationship with Stella. The novel also follows both protagonists’ journeys to self-acceptance. As a psychology major and future therapist, I am interested in how […]