Mount Hood Aviation Profile
Full Name: Emily Beale
Occupation: lead pilot Mount Hood Aviation
Hair Color: straight blond
Eye Color: blue
Originally from: Washington D.C.
Describe yourself in 100 words or less:
West Point graduate, age 20. The Screaming Eagles of 101st Airborne, 5 years. Captain, then major, SOAR—the Night Stalkers of the Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Retired honorably from military service on account of unplanned pregnancy with my husband. Lead Firehawk pilot Mount Hood Aviation firefighting since that time. What else do you want to know?
What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding?
One of the greatest challenges of being in command is, paradoxically, not to command. When I see that one of my pilots has guided themselves to exceed any prior definitions of personal excellence, then I know I have achieved what I set out to do.
When not working, how do you spend your time?
My top priorities are my husband and my child.
If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time?
My husband likes to fish. I would take him to the best trout stream on the planet, which may well be the one that runs through his parents’ Montana ranch. I would be sure to bring a good book. Perhaps several…he does enjoy his fishing.
by M.L. Buchman
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
THESE AIRBORNE HEROES BATTLE MORE THAN FLAMES
The elite firefighters of Mount Hood Aviation fly into places even the CIA can't penetrate.
FROM WILDFIRE TO GUNFIRE
Master mechanic Denise Conroy—with a reputation for being as steel-clad as the aircraft she keeps aloft—shuns useless flyboys who don't know one end of a wrench from the other.
Firehawk pilot Vern Taylor—known for unstoppable charm and a complete lack of mechanical skills—proves his talent for out-of-the-box thinking with every flight. He's a survivor and a natural-born heli-aviation firefighter.
When Denise and Vern crash together in the Central American jungle with wildfire on one side and a full-fledged military coup on the other, their newly forged partnership is tested to the max. They have each other, but not even their formidable skills combined can protect Denise and Vern from the conflagration sweeping the jungle... and their hearts.
Don't miss one burning moment in the Firehawks series!
About the Author:
M. L. Buchman has over 35 novels and an ever-expanding flock of short stories in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year,” Booklist “Top 10 of the Year,” and RT “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of the Year.” In addition to romantic suspense, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.
In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.
He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.
i would invite my family and friendsReplyDelete
I'm going to assume it's one of our bonfires...because we've had them many times:) I'd invite Kristen Ashley, M.L. and Laura Kaye. They all have a wicked sense of humor and rock at writing books with action, hum or and romance. I'd ply them with liquor and pick their brains!ReplyDelete
I'd probably invitte ffriends & family also. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com
Three people I'd invite to a bonfire would be my hubby, and my 2 dogs! LOLReplyDelete
I would bring my favorite authors of course! Then sit around the fire and let them do one of those round-robin story-telling games using all my favorite characters from their books. And of course my reading buddies would need to be there too!ReplyDelete