Texas Authors Spotlight: Jeanette Vaughan

 

French Cajun Nora Broussard Greenwood was born with the wanderlust.  However, her adventurous spirit doesn’t fit the sedate expectations of 1960s catholic New Orleans suburbia.  On a whim, she takes flying lessons to become a pilot.  Nora discovers the liberating freedom of flight, but an illicit affair with her pilot instructor complicates all.  Confronting her ruthless husband for a divorce, Nora is temporarily grounded.  Cast out of her home sans her children, she is threatened with her life.  Desperate to regain them, she steals her husband’s plane.  Trials and tribulations erupt as she navigates the turbulence her life has become.  In a bizarre twist of fate, she survives by serving as caregiver to her lover’s sickly wife; hoping he will fall further in love with her as his soul mate.  But is that to be?   Nora must make the most difficult decision of her life in order to get things back on track.   The realities of this tale are based on true antics.

Now meet the Author:

 

Jeanette Vaughan Explores Intrepid, Independent Women in New Book to Raise Funds for son with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

Author Jeanette Vaughan grew up with the wanderlust, admiring strong, independent woman who challenged the norm. Now she taps that experience in the first of a planned series of books which highlight the exploits, both good and bad, of intrepid women.   Based on a true story, the book is entitled ”Flying Solo:  an unconventional aviatrix navigates turbulence in life.”    Short title:  “Flying Solo.”  It is written from the perspective of the pilot herself, Nora Broussard Greenwood.

Jeanette drew from her many experiences growing up with strong, woman role models to come up with plot ideas. “Strong women, often pay the consequences for their forthright decisions,” the author said. “Sometimes, those choices, although pioneering, have devastating consequences.”

Jeanette was attracted to the unconventional decisions made by the true life protagonist, Nora. “As I sat and listened to her story, I was captivated at what price she paid for being an independent spirit. Now I get to share her story to inspire women everywhere to reach out and achieve their goals.”

The book captures the essence and expectations of 1960s catholic suburbia in New Orleans. The book has its serious side, but will show a lighter side as well.  Nora ultimately resorts to desperate measures and steals a plane to get her own children back.   In the long run, however, she learns that life sometimes demands tremendous sacrifices.  Ultimately, she makes a courageous decision to finally get things back on track.

Jeanette Vaughan has written two other novels and a screenplay, as well as a litany of published works related to her field of healthcare.  She lives outside McKinney, Texas in a Victorian farmhouse with her sheep, donkeys, sheep guard dogs and chickens.   Two of her four children are Naval aviators.  Her youngest suffers from terminal muscular dystrophy.

 

You can check out Jeanette on her webiste.

Get a personalized copy of Flying Solo here.

Or you can grab a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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